August 12, 2020  
 
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  Florence, Colorado Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Florence, Colorado

Contemplating starting a business in Florence, Colorado? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Florence.

Which Business to Choose?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Evaluating Your Idea.

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 How to Start an Equestrian Sports & Recreation Business guide or our How to Start a Martial Arts Instruction Business guide.

Always keep in mind that Florence is the place where you are starting a business. Some businesses will do better in Florence than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Florence demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Florence, Colorado 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 2925
5-9 Employees 624
10-19 Employees 585
20-49 Employees 195
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 39
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Florence Businesses 4368

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 1
Car Washes 1
Cement Manufacturing 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 2
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electrical Contractors 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 2
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 6
Machine Shops 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Support Activities for Forestry 1
Taxi Service 1
Tire Dealers 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is essential to the health of your new business. In effect, 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 Contests. You should also take advantage of free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Colorado.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Startup

Whether your goal is to attract Florence customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Billboard Advertising Best Practices 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.

The Art of Selling

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

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Why Salespeople Fail is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

The best entrepreneurs know that they don't know everything.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Florence, Colorado, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Colorado educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Florence entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Florence, 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 Florence and elsewhere to achieve real success. 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 Florence, Colorado

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

 

 

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