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Starting a Business in Boise City, Oklahoma

Thinking about starting a business in Boise City, Oklahoma? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Boise City.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Hot Springs Business guide or our How to Start a Public Speakers Business guide.

Don't forget that you are opening your new business in Boise City. Some businesses will do better in Boise City than others. Make sure you fully understand Boise City demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Boise City, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Boise City Businesses

As a new Boise City entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Boise City 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Car Washes
Child Day Care Services
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Full-Service Restaurants
General Freight Trucking, Local
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Home Centers
Home Health Care Services
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
Natural Gas Distribution
New Car Dealers
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Lawyers
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Special Needs Transportation
Tire Dealers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Forming a Company in Boise City, Oklahoma

It's essential that you form your business as a legal structure. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporation is a very common way to legally create a business entity. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. If you are starting a business in Oklahoma, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Oklahoma. As it turns out, you can incorporate wherever you want. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Piercing the Corporate Veil. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Boise City, Oklahoma, our web page covering Incorporating in Oklahoma may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Oklahoma.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

Creating a business plan is essential to the health of your new business. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Expert Advice on Business Plans. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Raising money to fund your new Boise City business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Line of Credit.

For Boise City entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, you'll want to take a look at our List of Oklahoma Angel Investors and our List of Oklahoma Venture Capital Firms.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Boise City, Oklahoma, you should check out some of the learning programs at local Oklahoma educational institutions. You should also check if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Boise City entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Next Steps

Most new Boise City businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Boise City and throughout the United States . We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

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