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Starting a Business in Jal, New Mexico

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

Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

Most new companies don't make it, in part because the business owner did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before you open a business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Jal. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

Which Business to Choose?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Good Business Ideas.

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 Lie Detection Services Business guide or our Opening a Strainers Industrial Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Jal has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Jal than others. Don't forget to review Jal demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Jal, New Mexico Demographic Information

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

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

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 Jal Businesses

As a new Jal entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Jal 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
Consumer Lending
Electric Power Distribution
Electrical Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Janitorial Services
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Residential Remodelers
Site Preparation Contractors
Taxi Service
Video Tape and Disc Rental

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Jal, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Would going with a franchise be a good idea for you?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Franchise Law. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Doubletree and Educational Outfitters. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Restaurant Services Franchises and Florist Franchises.

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

Choosing a Business Name

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

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

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Jal, it's imperative that you check now that no other New Mexico company is using the business name you want to use.

Promoting Your New Company

To grow your Jal business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Print Advertising Costs discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Ramping Up Sales

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Jal business to do well.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Sales Training is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Never Give Up

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

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 Jal 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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