August 8, 2020  
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Start a Business in Buckeye, Arizona

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

What Business to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Finding Your Niche in Life.

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 Opening an Employment Preparation Services Business guide or our Opening a Precious Metals Retail Business guide.

Always keep in mind that Buckeye is the place where you are starting a business. If Buckeye already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Only by spending some time analyzing Buckeye demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Buckeye, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1088
5-9 Employees 282
10-19 Employees 174
20-49 Employees 138
50-99 Employees 30
100-249 Employees 18
250-499 Employees 12
500-999 Employees 6
1000+ Employees 0
All Buckeye Businesses 1748

As a new Buckeye entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Buckeye 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
Ambulance Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Building Inspection Services 2
Business Associations 1
Car Washes 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Computer Systems Design Services 3
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Cotton Ginning 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Educational Support Services 1
Electrical Contractors 8
Engineering Services 1
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3
Finish Carpentry Contractors 4
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Flight Training 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 3
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Full-Service Restaurants 5
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 11
General Rental Centers 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 3
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 4
Limousine Service 1
Machine Shops 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 4
Masonry Contractors 1
Medical Laboratories 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
New Car Dealers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Office Administrative Services 3
Offices of Dentists 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Portfolio Management 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 2
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 3
Savings Institutions 1
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Software Reproducing 1
Solid Waste Landfill 1
Tax Preparation Services 2
Telemarketing Bureaus 2
Temporary Help Services 2
Testing Laboratories 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 3
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 3
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Should You Buy an Existing Buckeye Business?

We've created a helpful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Arizona. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Buckeye.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Picking a Company Name

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Buckeye, it's critical that you ensure that no other Arizona company is using the business name you want to use.

Don't Skip the Business Plan

A business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Arizona.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Buckeye business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Bank Credit Lines.

For Buckeye entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, check out our List of Arizona Angel Investors and our List of Arizona Venture Capital Firms.

Bring in Revenues

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Buckeye business, you need to focus on sales.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Selling with Questions 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.

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Buckeye, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Buckeye businesses to be successful. 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Buckeye, Arizona

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

  • Resources for Buckeye, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Buckeye entrepreneurs.
  • Arizona Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Arizona.
  • Arizona Small Business Development Center - Arizona’s Small Business Development Center Network is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees.



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