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Open a Business in Fountain, Colorado

Need help starting a business in Fountain, Colorado? We've got the information you need to open a business in Fountain.

Which Business to Choose?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Finding Your Niche in Life.

To view an extensive list of business types, complete with startup instructions, spend some time in the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Plastic Injection Molding Business guide or our Starting a Plumbing Fixtures Business guide.

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

Fountain, Colorado Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
1464
5-9 Employees
552
10-19 Employees
408
20-49 Employees
204
50-99 Employees
72
100-249 Employees
24
250-499 Employees
12
500-999 Employees
24
1000+ Employees
0
All Fountain Businesses
2760

As a new Fountain entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fountain 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
Architectural Services
1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
3
Automotive Transmission Repair
1
Beauty Salons
2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
3
Business Associations
1
Child Day Care Services
1
Civic and Social Organizations
2
Commercial Lithographic Printing
1
Computer and Software Stores
1
Computer Storage Device Manufacturing
1
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing
1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
1
Custom Computer Programming Services
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
5
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
3
Educational Support Services
1
Electric Power Distribution
1
Electrical Contractors
1
Electronic Shopping
1
Employment Placement Agencies
1
Facilities Support Services
1
Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing
1
Finish Carpentry Contractors
2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
1
Flooring Contractors
1
Florists
1
Framing Contractors
1
Full-Service Restaurants
7
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
1
General Automotive Repair
6
General Freight Trucking, Local
1
General Warehousing and Storage
1
Graphic Design Services
1
Janitorial Services
3
Landscaping Services
5
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
1
Limited-Service Restaurants
16
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers
1
Motor Vehicle Towing
2
New Housing Operative Builders
1
Newspaper Publishers
1
Offices of Dentists
4
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores
1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services
2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
1
Quick Printing
1
Residential Remodelers
2
Roofing Contractors
1
Sales Financing
1
Shoe Stores
1
Siding Contractors
1
Site Preparation Contractors
3
Solid Waste Collection
1
Solid Waste Landfill
1
Tax Preparation Services
4
Tobacco Stores
1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving
1
Used Merchandise Stores
1
Veterinary Services
4
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters
1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
1
Window Treatment Stores
1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Fountain, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Protecting Your Franchise Territory. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Dolly's Pizza Franchising and Elite Senior Care. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Auto Parts and Tools Franchises and Landscaping Franchises.

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

What About Buying an Existing Fountain Business?

We've created a helpful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Colorado. Follow that link and you can review several good businesses for sale in Fountain.

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Choosing a Company Name

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.

Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Fountain, it's very important that you make sure no other Colorado company is using the business name you want to use.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Fountain business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Take advantage of our many articles on securing funding, such as How Equity Dilution Works.

For Fountain entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, you'll want to take a look at our List of Colorado Angel Investors and our List of Colorado Venture Capital Firms.

What's Next?

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

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Fountain and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Fountain, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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