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Starting a Business in Carefree, Arizona

Thinking about starting a business in Carefree, Arizona? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Carefree.

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Most new companies do not succeed, in part because the founder did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Carefree. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

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 How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

To view an extensive list of business types, complete with startup instructions, spend some time in the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting an Audio Books Business guide or our How to Start a Diamond Setters Business guide.

Always keep in mind that Carefree is the place where you are starting a business. Some businesses will do better in Carefree than others. Make sure you fully understand Carefree demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Carefree, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
507
5-9 Employees
111
10-19 Employees
66
20-49 Employees
24
50-99 Employees
12
100-249 Employees
0
250-499 Employees
3
500-999 Employees
3
1000+ Employees
0
All Carefree Businesses
726

As a new Carefree entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Carefree 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
Ambulance Services
1
Architectural Services
4
Art Dealers
4
Beauty Salons
3
Book Publishers
1
Business and Secretarial Schools
1
Business Associations
1
Caterers
1
Civic and Social Organizations
1
Claims Adjusting
1
Dental Laboratories
1
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers
1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers
3
Educational Support Services
1
Engineering Services
4
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
2
Facilities Support Services
1
Fine Arts Schools
1
Finish Carpentry Contractors
1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores
1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
1
Grantmaking Foundations
1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
5
Interior Design Services
2
Investment Advice
4
Janitorial Services
2
Land Subdivision
1
Landscape Architectural Services
2
Limited-Service Restaurants
2
Marinas
1
Marketing Consulting Services
4
Masonry Contractors
2
Medical Laboratories
1
Office Administrative Services
2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
4
Offices of Chiropractors
2
Offices of Dentists
3
Offices of Lawyers
5
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers
1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
1
Portfolio Management
3
Private Mail Centers
1
Real Estate Credit
1
Record Production
1
Residential Property Managers
1
Residential Remodelers
1
Savings Institutions
1
Securities Brokerage
4
Site Preparation Contractors
1
Sporting Goods Stores
1
Sports and Recreation Instruction
1
Tax Preparation Services
1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
1
Used Merchandise Stores
2
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
4

What About Buying an Existing Carefree Business?

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

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

Naming the Company

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.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

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

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Carefree, it's imperative that you check now 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 describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Arizona.

Bring in Revenues

Mastering the art of selling is a must if you want your new Carefree business to do well.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Sales Forecasting offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Next Steps

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Carefree and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Carefree, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Carefree, Arizona

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

  • Resources for Carefree, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Carefree 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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