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Open a Business in Clifton, Kansas

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

Clifton, Kansas Demographic Information

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

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

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 Clifton Businesses

As a new Clifton entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Clifton 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
Beauty Salons
Car Washes
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
General Freight Trucking, Local
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Libraries and Archives
Nursing Care Facilities
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Site Preparation Contractors

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

As you drive around Clifton, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. Is there a franchise opportunity out there that makes sense for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to investigate buying a franchise. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as How to Get More Franchisees. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include Stone Mountain / GCO Flooring Outlets and Luxury Franchise Corporation. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Soccer Franchises and Bakery Franchises.

Note on Clifton Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Clifton, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

What About Buying an Existing Clifton Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Kansas. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Clifton.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: How to Buy a Business.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Raising money to fund your new Clifton business 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.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Investor Turnoffs.

For Clifton entrepreneurs who need startup capital, browse our List of Kansas Angel Investors and our List of Kansas Venture Capital Firms.

Letting the World Know You Exist

To rise above the crowd in Clifton and build your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your successs.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Buying Radio Ads is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Ramping Up Sales

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

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Closing Sales is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Clifton, 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.

We are here to help Clifton 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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