January 18, 2021  
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Start a Business in Glenpool, Oklahoma

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

Choosing the Right Company to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

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 Gaming & Lottery Business guide or our Starting a Door & Window Screen Sales & Repair Business guide.

Remember that your new business will be in Glenpool. Some businesses will do better in Glenpool than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Glenpool demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Glenpool, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 221
5-9 Employees 84
10-19 Employees 30
20-49 Employees 27
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Glenpool Businesses 374

As a new Glenpool entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Glenpool 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
Aluminum Foundries (except Die-Casting) 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Boat Dealers 1
Business Associations 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Dental Laboratories 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Engineering Services 1
Fine Arts Schools 2
Full-Service Restaurants 2
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Industrial Building Construction 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 6
Limited-Service Restaurants 10
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 5
Offices of Optometrists 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Taxi Service 1
Tobacco Stores 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Glenpool, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Due Diligence. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Representative franchise opportunities include Froots Franchising Companies and Merlin Muffler & Brake. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Apparel Franchises and Healthcare Franchises.

Note on Glenpool Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Glenpool.

Selecting a Name For Your Company

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.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in Glenpool, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another Oklahoma business.

Company Formation in Glenpool, Oklahoma

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The principal advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as 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. Just because you are starting a business in Oklahoma, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Oklahoma. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in any state you would like to. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Where to Incorporate. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Glenpool, Oklahoma, our web page covering Incorporating in Oklahoma may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Oklahoma.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is critical to the health of your new business. Simply put, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading The Art of the Executive Summary. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Marketing Your New Venture

To rise above the crowd in Glenpool and build your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your doing well.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Effective Direct Mail Campaigns is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

What's Next?

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Glenpool and throughout the United States . 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.

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