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Starting a Business in Florence, Arizona

Thinking about starting a business in Florence, Arizona? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Florence.

Do You Have Entrepreneurial Drive and Passion?

Most startup businesses don't make it, in part because the founder did not have the perseverance and abilities that are necessary to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

To determine whether you have what it takes to run a business, we recommend these three steps to help you decide:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Florence. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. 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 Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Free Business Ideas.

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 Lunch Restaurant guide or our Opening a Gas Lights Business guide.

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

Florence, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
2436
5-9 Employees
1008
10-19 Employees
420
20-49 Employees
420
50-99 Employees
84
100-249 Employees
42
250-499 Employees
42
500-999 Employees
42
1000+ Employees
0
All Florence Businesses
4494

As a new Florence entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Florence 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
2
Business Associations
2
Child Day Care Services
2
Civic and Social Organizations
1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
1
Credit Unions
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
1
Facilities Support Services
3
Farm Management Services
1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
1
Food Service Contractors
6
Fruit and Vegetable Markets
1
Full-Service Restaurants
6
General Automotive Repair
2
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
1
Glass and Glazing Contractors
1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
1
Hardware Stores
1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
1
Land Subdivision
1
Limited-Service Restaurants
4
Museums
1
Newspaper Publishers
1
Office Administrative Services
1
Offices of Lawyers
3
Offices of Optometrists
1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
1
Residential Property Managers
1
Residential Remodelers
1
Septic Tank and Related Services
1
Site Preparation Contractors
2
Solid Waste Landfill
1
Sporting Goods Stores
1
Temporary Help Services
1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
1
Video Tape and Disc Rental
1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Visit the business district of Florence and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as How Franchises Work. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include Tilden Car Care Centers and @WORK Personnel Services, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Security Franchises and Coffee Shop Franchises.

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

Naming the Business

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.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Florence, it's imperative that you check now that your company name has not already been claimed by another Arizona business.

Bring in Revenues

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Florence business to do well.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

The Art of Customer Referrals offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Now It's Up To You

Most new Florence businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

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

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

  • Resources for Florence, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Florence 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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