January 22, 2021  
 
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Open a Business in Brookfield, Missouri

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

Before quitting your day job, assess your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Brookfield. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • 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. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

Brookfield, Missouri Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1026
5-9 Employees 306
10-19 Employees 198
20-49 Employees 72
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 63
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Brookfield Businesses 1674

As a new Brookfield entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Brookfield 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
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 4
Beauty Salons 2
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Commercial Flexographic Printing 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Cosmetology and Barber Schools 1
Couriers 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Engineering Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 1
Florists 2
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 8
Janitorial Services 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Machine Shops 1
Meat Markets 1
Men's Clothing Stores 1
New Car Dealers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Plastics Bottle Manufacturing 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Securities Brokerage 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 2
Used Car Dealers 2
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Visit the business district of Brookfield and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Costs of Franchise Ownership. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include Professional House Doctors and AIM Mail Centers. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Carpet Care Franchises and Leisure and Entertainment Franchises.

Note on Brookfield Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Brookfield, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Brookfield Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Missouri. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Brookfield.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Buying a Business.

Picking a Company Name

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Company.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Brookfield, it's very important that you make sure no other Missouri company is using the business name you want to use.

Forming a Company in Brookfield, Missouri

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

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Missouri, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Missouri. 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 are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Company Formation. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Brookfield, Missouri, our information on Incorporating in Missouri may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Missouri.

The Role of the Business Plan

Having a business plan is critical to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Failure to write a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Missouri.

Now It's Up To You

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Brookfield businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Brookfield 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 Brookfield, Missouri

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

 

 

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