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Opening a Business in California City, California

Contemplating starting a business in California City, California? We walk you through the process of opening a business in California City.

Do You Have Entrepreneurial Drive and Passion?

Most new companies fail, in part because the business owner did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Before you move forward with starting a business, be sure to do these three things:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in California City. 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.

California City, California Demographic Information

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

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

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 California City Businesses

As a new California City entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in California City 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Business Associations
Carpet and Rug Mills
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Credit Unions
Facilities Support Services
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Food Service Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
Furniture Stores
General Automotive Repair
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Home Centers
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Internet Service Providers
Landscaping Services
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
Limited-Service Restaurants
Masonry Contractors
New Housing Operative Builders
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Residential Property Managers
Sports and Recreation Instruction
Tax Preparation Services
Video Tape and Disc Rental
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around California City, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Would going with a franchise be a good idea for you?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Due Diligence. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include The Steak Escape and Brightstar Healthcare. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Construction Franchises and Home Services Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing California City Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in California. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in California City.

If you are going to be buying a business, you may want to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Naming the Company

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Branding Advice.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are planning on starting a business in California City, it's imperative that you check now that you will be the only California company using the business name you have chosen.

Letting the World Know You Exist

Whether your goal is to attract California City customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your business achieving its goals.

You can learn all about marketing on our site. Holiday-Powered Marketing 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.

Now It's Up To You

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in California City and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new California City entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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