August 7, 2020  
 
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  Jenks, Oklahoma Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Jenks, Oklahoma

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

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Before quitting your day job, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

With so much at stake when you start a business, we strongly recommend you do the following before you proceed:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Jenks. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Jenks, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 564
5-9 Employees 132
10-19 Employees 66
20-49 Employees 72
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Jenks Businesses 855

As a new Jenks entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Jenks 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Architectural Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Baked Goods Stores 2
Beauty Salons 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Boat Building 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Claims Adjusting 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Convenience Stores 1
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electric Power Distribution 2
Electrical Contractors 5
Electronic Shopping 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Florists 1
Footwear Merchant Wholesalers 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 10
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Graphic Design Services 2
Home Centers 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 8
Investment Advice 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 9
Limited-Service Restaurants 8
Mail-Order Houses 1
Masonry Contractors 2
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Housing Operative Builders 3
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 4
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 5
Offices of Optometrists 2
Optical Goods Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Paper (except Newsprint) Mills 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Professional Organizations 1
Quick Printing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Roofing Contractors 1
Securities Brokerage 2
Siding Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Temporary Help Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 1
Tobacco Stores 1
Used Merchandise Stores 3
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Web Search Portals 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 4
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Zoos and Botanical Gardens 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Jenks Business?

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

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Promoting Your New Startup

Whether your goal is to attract Jenks customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a solid marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Branding Advice is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Bring in Revenues

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Jenks or are selling to customers throughout Oklahoma, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Anticipating Prospect Responses is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Good entrepreneurs recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

With your business being located in Jenks, Oklahoma, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Oklahoma universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any Jenks networking organizations.

Moving Forward

You have a dream -- starting a business in Jenks. 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.

We are here to help Jenks businesses to be successful. 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Jenks, Oklahoma

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

 

 

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