August 6, 2020  
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Start a Business in Fairview, Oklahoma

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

What Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Pediatrics Physicians & Surgeons Business guide or our How to Start a Trophies, Medals, & Awards Engravers Business guide.

Remember that your new business will be in Fairview. Some businesses will do better in Fairview than others. Make sure you fully understand Fairview demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Fairview, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 6348
5-9 Employees 2484
10-19 Employees 1311
20-49 Employees 621
50-99 Employees 69
100-249 Employees 69
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Fairview Businesses 10902

As a new Fairview entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fairview 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Business Associations 1
Child Day Care Services 4
Commercial Photography 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 2
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 1
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 2
Food Service Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 4
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Home Centers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Machine Shops 1
New Car Dealers 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 4
Offices of Optometrists 1
Payroll Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Savings Institutions 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Fairview, you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as Multi-Unit Franchising. 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.

Representative franchise opportunities include Tim Hortons and A.D. Banker & Company. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Wine Franchises and Framing Store Franchises.

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

Naming the Company

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

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.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.

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

Forming a Company in Fairview, Oklahoma

It's essential that you form your business as a legal structure. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

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. In fact, you can incorporate wherever you want. 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. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Where to Incorporate. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Fairview, 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 critical in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Indeed, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Mistakes. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Building Up Your Sales

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

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Cold Call Selling 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 Fairview, 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 Fairview 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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