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Start a Business in Buffalo, Oklahoma

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

Which Business to Choose?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Good Business Ideas.

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 Floor Refinishing Supplies Business guide or our Starting a Radio Stations Business guide.

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

Buffalo, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

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 Buffalo Businesses

As a new Buffalo entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Buffalo 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Community Food Services
Electric Power Distribution
Full-Service Restaurants
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Nursing Care Facilities
Office Administrative Services
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Lawyers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Residential Remodelers
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Veterinary Services
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Buffalo, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

Our recommendation is that you look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as How to Franchise. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include Squeegee Squad and Best Year Yet, LLC. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Health and Beauty Franchises and Leisure and Entertainment Franchises.

Note on Buffalo Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Buffalo.

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Buffalo Business?

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

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Forming a Company in Buffalo, Oklahoma

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The principal advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

The entity you form can be 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. If you are starting a business in Oklahoma, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Oklahoma. 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. To learn the basics of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Incorporation Advice. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Buffalo, Oklahoma, our information on Incorporating in Oklahoma may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Oklahoma.

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your Buffalo business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Realistic Debt Financing Options.

For Buffalo entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, we have assembled a List of Oklahoma Angel Investors and our List of Oklahoma Venture Capital Firms.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

The best business owners recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Buffalo, Oklahoma, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Oklahoma educational institutions. It's also beneficial to see if there are any networking organizations for Buffalo entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Buffalo 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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