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Open a Business in Chaffee, Missouri

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

Chaffee, Missouri Demographic Information

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

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

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 Chaffee Businesses

As a new Chaffee entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Chaffee 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
Child Day Care Services
Commercial Lithographic Printing
Community Food Services
Convenience Stores
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Flooring Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Hardware Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
Masonry Contractors
Medical Laboratories
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Residential Remodelers
Roofing Contractors
Siding Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Tax Preparation Services
Used Car Dealers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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.

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Chaffee, it's imperative that you check now that no other Missouri company is using the business name you want to use.

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Missouri.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Chaffee business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Getting a Small Business Loan.

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

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Chaffee customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a excellent marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Marketing Basics discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Good business owners recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Chaffee, Missouri, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Missouri educational institutions. It's also beneficial to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Chaffee entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

Most new Chaffee 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 Chaffee and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Chaffee entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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