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Start a Business in Fontanelle, Iowa

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

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Free Business Ideas.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start an Airline Travel Agency guide or our Opening a Legal Secretaries Employment Agencies Business guide.

Don't forget that starting a business in Fontanelle has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Fontanelle than others. A critical consideration is whether Fontanelle demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Fontanelle, Iowa Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Fontanelle Businesses

As a new Fontanelle entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fontanelle 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
General Automotive Repair
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Nursing Care Facilities
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Solid Waste Collection

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Fontanelle Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Iowa. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Fontanelle.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Buying a Business.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Fontanelle business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Investor Turnoffs.

For Fontanelle entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Iowa Angel Investors and our List of Iowa Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Startup

Whether your goal is to attract Fontanelle customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a solid marketing plan.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Typical Direct Mail Response Rates is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

The Art of Selling

Being able to sell is a key enabler to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Fontanelle or are selling to customers throughout Iowa, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Selling on the Phone is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Now It's Up To You

You have a dream -- starting a business in Fontanelle. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Fontanelle businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Fontanelle, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Fontanelle, Iowa

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

  • Resources for Fontanelle, Iowa Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Fontanelle entrepreneurs.
  • Iowa Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Iowa.
  • Iowa Small Business Development Center - The Iowa SBDC conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses. They provide comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. This is a great resource for Iowa entrepreneurs!

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