August 12, 2020  
 
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  Des Arc, Arkansas Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Des Arc, Arkansas

Contemplating starting a business in Des Arc, Arkansas? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Des Arc.

Do You Have Entrepreneurial Drive and Passion?

Running your own business is demanding, and can be orders of magnitude more strenuous than working as an employee. Are you certain you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

Before you move forward with starting a business, be sure to do these three things:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Des Arc. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • You should read Starting a Company. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Talk it over with a close friend or partner. 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.

Des Arc, Arkansas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 250
5-9 Employees 78
10-19 Employees 48
20-49 Employees 30
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Des Arc Businesses 412

As a new Des Arc entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Des Arc 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
Architectural Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Fish and Seafood Markets 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Logging 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Passenger Car Rental 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Sawmills 1
Timber Tract Operations 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

Visit the business district of Des Arc and it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Buying an Existing Franchise. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Farmer Boys Restaurants and Manchu Wok. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Restaurant Franchises and Modeling Franchises.

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

Selecting a Name For Your Venture

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Business.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Des Arc, it's critical that you ensure that your company name has not already been claimed by another Arkansas business.

Company Formation in Des Arc, Arkansas

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The main advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

When forming a company, you will select one of many company types, such as a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Arkansas, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Arkansas. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. To learn the basics of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Why Incorporate in Delaware. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Des Arc, Arkansas, our web page covering Incorporating in Arkansas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Arkansas.

The Role of the Business Plan

Having a business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Business Plan Mistakes. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Arkansas.

Now It's Up To You

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Des Arc and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Des Arc, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Des Arc, Arkansas

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

 

 

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