January 23, 2021  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Kansas Entrepreneurs  
  Beloit, Kansas Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Beloit, Kansas

Need help starting a business in Beloit, Kansas? We've got the information you need to open a business in Beloit.

Are You Ready for Life as an Owner?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Beloit. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

Which Business to Choose?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Fruit & Vegetable Brokers & Dealers Business guide or our Starting a Public Affairs Consultants Business guide.

Always keep in mind that your new startup will be located in Beloit. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Beloit. Only by spending some time analyzing Beloit demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Beloit, Kansas Demographic Information

Beloit has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.

To give you a better feel for Beloit demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Beloit.

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 987
5-9 Employees 369
10-19 Employees 225
20-49 Employees 153
50-99 Employees 18
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 9
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Beloit Businesses 1770

As a new Beloit entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Beloit for each business category. By looking at this chart, you can get a general sense for how much competition there is in the business niche that you are pursuing.

Business Type # of
Businesses
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 2
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 5
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 2
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1
Credit Unions 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 6
Florists 2
Food Service Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 2
Home Centers 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 6
Internet Service Providers 1
Janitorial Services 2
Land Subdivision 2
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Museums 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 6
Offices of Optometrists 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 2
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

A business plan is vital in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Kansas.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Startup

Whether your goal is to attract Beloit customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your succeeding.

We have some useful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Comparing Advertising to PR is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is fundamental to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Beloit or are selling to customers throughout Kansas, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Why Salespeople Fail is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Successful business owners recognize that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Beloit, Kansas, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Kansas universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Beloit entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in Beloit. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Beloit and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Beloit entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Beloit, Kansas

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Beloit.

 

 

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