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Opening a Business in Circle, Montana

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

What Business to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Childbirth Education Business guide or our Starting a Photographic Color Prints & Transparencies Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide.

Remember that your new startup will be located in Circle. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Circle. Don't forget to review Circle demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Circle, Montana Demographic Information

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

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

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 Circle Businesses

As a new Circle entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Circle 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
Ambulance Services
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Civic and Social Organizations
Credit Unions
Electric Power Distribution
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Full-Service Restaurants
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Hardware Stores
Hunting and Trapping
Limited-Service Restaurants
Machine Shops
Marketing Consulting Services
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Roofing Contractors
Veterinary Services
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Women's Clothing Stores

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Circle Business?

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

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Naming the Company

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.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

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 planning on starting a business in Circle, it's imperative that you check now that your company name has not already been claimed by another Montana business.

Raising Capital for Your Venture

Raising money to fund your new Circle business requires strong organization skills and perseverance. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Circle entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, check out our List of Montana Angel Investors and our List of Montana Venture Capital Firms.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Startup

Whether your goal is to attract Circle customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your doing well.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Pricing and Positioning discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Successful 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 Circle, Montana, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby Montana universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any networking organizations for Circle entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

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

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

We are here to help Circle businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Circle, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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