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Starting a Business in Cherokee, Oklahoma

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

Cherokee, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

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 Cherokee Businesses

As a new Cherokee entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Cherokee 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
Business Associations
Car Washes
Child Day Care Services
Community Food Services
Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
Historical Sites
Home Health Care Services
Investment Advice
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Optometrists
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Photography Studios, Portrait
Roofing Contractors
Site Preparation Contractors
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Veterinary Services
Women's Clothing Stores

Should You Franchise?

As you drive around Cherokee, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

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

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Sample franchise opportunities include New York Subs Fresh Deli and Asian Chao/Maki of Japan/Chao Cajun. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Rental Franchises and Hotel and Motel Franchises.

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

Naming the Business

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Cherokee, it's critical that you ensure that you will be the only Oklahoma company using the business name you have chosen.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Cherokee business is a difficult chore. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Angel Investors.

For Cherokee entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, browse our List of Oklahoma Angel Investors and our List of Oklahoma Venture Capital Firms.

How to Sell

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Cherokee business, you need to focus on sales.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

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

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

With your business being located in Cherokee, Oklahoma, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Oklahoma universities, colleges and community colleges. We also recommend you look into networking organizations for Cherokee entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

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

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

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Cherokee and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Cherokee 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 Cherokee, Oklahoma

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