August 6, 2020  
 
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  Fredonia, Kansas Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Fredonia, Kansas

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

What Type of Business Should You Start?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Finding Your Niche in Life.

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 a Sewer & Street Water Engineers Business guide or our Opening a Waxing Hair Removal Business guide.

Remember that you are starting a business in Fredonia. Some businesses will do better in Fredonia than others. Study Fredonia demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Fredonia, Kansas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1944
5-9 Employees 552
10-19 Employees 504
20-49 Employees 240
50-99 Employees 24
100-249 Employees 24
250-499 Employees 24
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Fredonia Businesses 3312

As a new Fredonia entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fredonia 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Business Associations 2
Cement Manufacturing 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 2
Community Food Services 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 2
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 2
Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Manifold Business Forms Printing 1
Museums 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 4
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Roofing Contractors 2
Sawmills 1
Tire Dealers 2
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 2
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Fredonia and it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchising Pros and Cons. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include AmericInn and I Take The Lead. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Restaurant Services Franchises and Telecommunications Franchises.

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

Should You Buy an Existing Fredonia Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Kansas. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Fredonia.

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

Forming a Company in Fredonia, Kansas

It's essential that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporation is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Kansas, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Kansas. As it turns out, you are allowed to incorporate wherever you want. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as C Corp Versus S Corp. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Fredonia, Kansas, our information on Incorporating in Kansas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Kansas.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Fredonia business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Cash Advances.

For Fredonia entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, browse our List of Kansas Angel Investors and our List of Kansas Venture Capital Firms.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

The best entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Fredonia, Kansas, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Kansas universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also smart to see if there are any networking organizations for Fredonia entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Fredonia, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

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

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Fredonia and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Fredonia 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 Fredonia, Kansas

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

 

 

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