October 22, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Arizona Entrepreneurs  
  Coolidge, Arizona Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Coolidge, Arizona

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

Being an entrepreneur is demanding, much harder than working as an employee. Are you positive you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Coolidge. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

What Business to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

To view an extensive list of business types, complete with startup instructions, spend some time in the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Room Additions Business guide or our How to Start a Valves & Fittings Repair Business guide.

Remember that your new business will be in Coolidge. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Coolidge. Make sure you fully understand Coolidge demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Coolidge, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 872
5-9 Employees 456
10-19 Employees 264
20-49 Employees 156
50-99 Employees 84
100-249 Employees 12
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Coolidge Businesses 1844

As a new Coolidge entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Coolidge 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 Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Book Stores 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Training 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 5
Convenience Stores 4
Cotton Ginning 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Floor Covering Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 8
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Glass and Glazing Contractors 2
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
New Car Dealers 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Passenger Car Rental 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 4
Roofing Contractors 1
Saw Blade and Handsaw Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Tire Dealers 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

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

Our advice is to investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as How Franchises Work. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include Automotive Art and Metal Supermarkets International. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Home Décor Franchises and Mexican Restaurant Franchises.

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

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your Coolidge business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Coolidge entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, check out our List of Arizona Angel Investors and our List of Arizona Venture Capital Firms.

The Art of Selling

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

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Landing Big Customers 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.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Coolidge, 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 Coolidge 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Coolidge, Arizona

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

  • Resources for Coolidge, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Coolidge entrepreneurs.
  • Arizona Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Arizona.
  • Arizona Small Business Development Center - Arizona’s Small Business Development Center Network is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees.



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