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Opening a Business in Claremore, Oklahoma

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

What Business Are You Starting?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Finding Your Niche in Life.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Dialysis Clinic guide or our How to Start a Parking Garages Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Claremore has some implications. If Claremore already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Study Claremore demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Claremore, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
1535
5-9 Employees
510
10-19 Employees
306
20-49 Employees
195
50-99 Employees
54
100-249 Employees
36
250-499 Employees
6
500-999 Employees
6
1000+ Employees
0
All Claremore Businesses
2648

As a new Claremore entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Claremore 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
3
Automotive Exhaust System Repair
1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
5
Automotive Transmission Repair
2
Beauty Salons
5
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
2
Boat Dealers
1
Book Publishers
1
Book Stores
2
Bowling Centers
1
Business Associations
2
Cable and Other Program Distribution
1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
2
Caterers
1
Cemeteries and Crematories
1
Child and Youth Services
4
Child Day Care Services
14
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores
1
Civic and Social Organizations
1
Commercial Lithographic Printing
1
Commercial Screen Printing
1
Community Food Services
2
Computer and Software Stores
1
Computer Systems Design Services
4
Consumer Lending
8
Convenience Stores
5
Copper Wire (except Mechanical) Drawing
1
Cosmetology and Barber Schools
2
Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins
1
Custom Computer Programming Services
3
Dental Laboratories
1
Diagnostic Imaging Centers
1
Document Preparation Services
1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
8
Electrical Contractors
7
Employment Placement Agencies
1
Engineering Services
2
Environmental Consulting Services
2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
3
Family Clothing Stores
4
Finish Carpentry Contractors
5
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
5
Floor Covering Stores
4
Flooring Contractors
2
Florists
2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores
1
Framing Contractors
3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
3
Furniture Stores
3
General Automotive Repair
6
General Freight Trucking, Local
7
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
2
General Rental Centers
1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
2
Grantmaking Foundations
1
Graphic Design Services
2
Hardware Stores
1
Heating Oil Dealers
1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores
1
Home Centers
1
Home Health Care Services
5
Household Appliance Stores
2
Industrial Gas Manufacturing
1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
22
Internet Service Providers
2
Investment Advice
1
Iron and Steel Mills
1
Iron Foundries
1
Jewelry Stores
1
Junior Colleges
1
Kidney Dialysis Centers
1
Land Subdivision
5
Landscaping Services
6
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
3
Limited-Service Restaurants
32
Machine Shops
6
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers
2
Marinas
1
Masonry Contractors
3
Meat Processed from Carcasses
1
Men's Clothing Stores
1
Metal Stamping
1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers
1
Motor Vehicle Towing
1
Motorcycle Dealers
1
Museums
1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores
1
Nail Salons
1
Natural Gas Distribution
1
Newspaper Publishers
1
Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing
1
Nonresidential Property Managers
1
Nursing Care Facilities
3
Office Administrative Services
4
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores
3
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
5
Offices of Dentists
17
Offices of Lawyers
21
Offices of Optometrists
4
Offices of Other Holding Companies
1
Offices of Podiatrists
1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers
5
Optical Goods Stores
1
Paint and Coating Manufacturing
1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores
1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores
1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
5
Photography Studios, Portrait
2
Plate Work Manufacturing
1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
1
Real Estate Credit
4
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
2
Residential Remodelers
5
Savings Institutions
3
Securities Brokerage
2
Security Guards and Patrol Services
1
Shoe Stores
4
Sign Manufacturing
1
Site Preparation Contractors
8
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
8
Solid Waste Collection
1
Solid Waste Landfill
1
Sporting Goods Stores
6
Tax Preparation Services
4
Temporary Help Services
4
Temporary Shelters
1
Testing Laboratories
1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
1
Tire Dealers
4
Tire Retreading
1
Tobacco Stores
1
Travel Agencies
3
Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing
2
Used Car Dealers
2
Used Merchandise Stores
2
Veterinary Services
6
Video Tape and Disc Rental
3
Voluntary Health Organizations
1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters
1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
4
Window Treatment Stores
1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
3
Women's Clothing Stores
1

Forming a Company in Claremore, Oklahoma

It's essential that you form your business as a legal structure. Doing so will protect you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

When forming a company, you will decide among many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Oklahoma, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Oklahoma. As it turns out, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Pre-Incorporation Agreements. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Claremore, Oklahoma, our web page covering Incorporating in Oklahoma may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Oklahoma.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

A business plan is vital in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Startup Financing Basics

Obtaining startup financing for your Claremore business will be harder than you might expect. 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 Attracting Investors.

For Claremore entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, we have assembled a List of Oklahoma Angel Investors and our List of Oklahoma Venture Capital Firms.

Bring in Revenues

Being able to sell is essential to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Claremore or are selling to customers throughout Oklahoma, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Sales Prospecting is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Next Steps

You have a dream -- starting a business in Claremore. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

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

We are here to help Claremore businesses to be successful. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

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