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Opening a Business in Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Contemplating starting a business in Fort Sill, Oklahoma? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Fort Sill.

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

With so much at stake when you start a business, we strongly recommend you do the following before you proceed:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Fort Sill. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • You should read Business Failure. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Fort Sill, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

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 Fort Sill Businesses

As a new Fort Sill entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fort Sill 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
Beauty Salons
Cable and Other Program Distribution
Civic and Social Organizations
Credit Unions
Custom Computer Programming Services
Emergency and Other Relief Services
Food Service Contractors
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
Meat Markets
Medical Laboratories
Optical Goods Stores
Professional Organizations
Used Merchandise Stores
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

What About Buying an Existing Fort Sill Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Oklahoma. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Fort Sill.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: How to Buy a Business.

Naming the Business

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Fort Sill, it's very important that you make sure no Oklahoma company has already registered the company name you have selected.

The Role of the Business Plan

Having 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. Not having a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is a key enabler to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Fort Sill or are selling to customers throughout Oklahoma, 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.

Good Sales Strategies offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Fort Sill and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Fort Sill entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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