September 25, 2020  
 
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  Bunkie, Louisiana Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Bunkie, Louisiana

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

What Type of Business Should You Start?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Evaluating Your 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 How to Start a Business Forms & Systems Business guide or our Starting a New Home Builders Business guide.

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

Bunkie, Louisiana Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 249
5-9 Employees 93
10-19 Employees 60
20-49 Employees 36
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Bunkie Businesses 450

As a new Bunkie entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Bunkie 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Business Associations 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Consumer Lending 5
Convenience Stores 1
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fish and Seafood Markets 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 3
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 3
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 4
Masonry Contractors 1
New Car Dealers 2
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 1
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Sign Manufacturing 2
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Bunkie, you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchising Scams. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Clubhouse Inns and Mailboxes Etc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Security Franchises and Asian Restaurant Franchises.

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

Should You Buy an Existing Bunkie Business?

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

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

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Bunkie business the capital it needs to succeed 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.

Take advantage of our many articles on securing funding, such as Angel Investors.

For Bunkie entrepreneurs who need startup capital, we have assembled a List of Louisiana Angel Investors and our List of Louisiana Venture Capital Firms.

Promoting Your New Company

To rise above the crowd in Bunkie and advance your business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Exhibiting at Tradeshows is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good business owners recognize that they need to continually improve.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Bunkie, Louisiana, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Louisiana educational institutions. It's also wise to see if there are any Bunkie networking organizations.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Bunkie and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Bunkie 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 Bunkie, Louisiana

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

 

 

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