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Start a Business in Bolinas, California

Are you starting a business in Bolinas, California? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Bolinas.

What Business Are You Starting?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Free Business Ideas.

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 Opening an Air Curtains & Screens Business guide or our How to Start a Power Transmission Equipment Service & Repair Business guide.

Always keep in mind that your new startup will be located in Bolinas. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Bolinas. Only by spending some time analyzing Bolinas demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Bolinas, California Demographic Information

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

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

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 Bolinas Businesses

As a new Bolinas entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Bolinas 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
Book Publishers
Child Day Care Services
Electrical Contractors
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Flooring Contractors
Investigation Services
Landscaping Services
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Residential Remodelers
Sound Recording Studios
Tax Preparation Services
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

Company Formation in Bolinas, California

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will separate you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

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

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. 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. Just because you are starting a business in California, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in California. In fact, 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's a lot to know about forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Dissolving a Corporation. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Bolinas, California, our web page covering Incorporating in California may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in California.

Raising Capital for Your Business

Raising money to fund your new Bolinas business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

On the bright side, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Incubators.

For Bolinas entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, we have assembled a List of California Angel Investors and our List of California Venture Capital Firms.

Promoting Your New Company

Whether your goal is to attract Bolinas customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a excellent marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Facebook Advertising discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Building Up Your Sales

Mastering the art of selling is a must if you want your new Bolinas business to do well.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Closing Sales 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.

Moving Forward

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Bolinas businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Bolinas entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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