August 9, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Colorado Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Ignacio, Colorado

Contemplating starting a business in Ignacio, Colorado? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Ignacio.

What Type of Business Should You Start?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Free Business Ideas.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting an International Mailing & Shipping Services Business guide or our How to Start an Outdoor Benches Business guide.

Remember that you are starting a business in Ignacio. Some businesses will do better in Ignacio than others. Don't forget to review Ignacio demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Ignacio, Colorado Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 182
5-9 Employees 54
10-19 Employees 24
20-49 Employees 15
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Ignacio Businesses 281

As a new Ignacio entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Ignacio 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Casino Hotels 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child and Youth Services 2
Child Day Care Services 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
General Automotive Repair 1
Home Centers 1
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1
Janitorial Services 1
Jewelry (except Costume) Manufacturing 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Masonry Contractors 1
Museums 1
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1
Radio Stations 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1

Should You Franchise?

Visit the business district of Ignacio and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

Our advice is to investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Five Franchise Opportunities To Watch. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Clean & Happy Windows and Eccellente Gourmet Coffee. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Telecommunications Franchises and IT Training Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Ignacio Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Colorado. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Ignacio.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Choosing a Company Name

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

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.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Ignacio, it's imperative that you check now that no other Colorado company is using the business name you want to use.

The Role of the Business Plan

Having a business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Colorado.

Moving Forward

Most new Ignacio businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Ignacio and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Ignacio, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Ignacio, Colorado

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