August 13, 2020  
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Start a Business in Cle Elum, Washington

Are you starting a business in Cle Elum, Washington? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Cle Elum.

Cle Elum, Washington Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 464
5-9 Employees 153
10-19 Employees 51
20-49 Employees 21
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Cle Elum Businesses 701

As a new Cle Elum entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Cle Elum 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
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 1
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Commercial Screen Printing 2
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Electrical Contractors 1
Electronic Shopping 1
Engineering Services 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 4
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 1
Framing Contractors 2
Full-Service Restaurants 12
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 2
Heating Oil Dealers 2
Home Centers 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Institutional Furniture Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 3
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 3
Landscaping Services 2
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 7
Logging 4
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 5
Meat Markets 2
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Private Mail Centers 1
Quick Printing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Retail Bakeries 1
Savings Institutions 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Site Preparation Contractors 10
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Software Publishers 1
Sound Recording Studios 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tire Dealers 2
Tobacco Stores 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Cle Elum and you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our advice is to evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Growth Trends in Franchising. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Wireless Zone and Medicap Pharmacies, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Restaurant Franchises and Modeling Franchises.

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

What About Buying an Existing Cle Elum Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Washington. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Cle Elum.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

Writing a business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Washington.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

To grow your Cle Elum business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Toll Free Numbers is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

The best entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

With your business being located in Cle Elum, Washington, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Washington universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Cle Elum entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

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

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

We are here to help Cle Elum businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Cle Elum 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 Cle Elum, Washington

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



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