August 3, 2020  
 
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Start a Business in Kerman, California

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

Are You Ready for the Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur?

Most startup companies do not succeed, in part because the business owner did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Kerman. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • 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. 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.

Kerman, California Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 279
5-9 Employees 126
10-19 Employees 51
20-49 Employees 39
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Kerman Businesses 507

As a new Kerman entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Kerman 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 2
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 4
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Convenience Stores 3
Cotton Ginning 1
Dental Laboratories 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Farm Management Services 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 6
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 5
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Limited-Service Restaurants 11
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Meat Markets 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Lawyers 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing 1
Savings Institutions 1
Shoe Stores 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Support Activities for Forestry 1
Tire Dealers 1
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 2
Wineries 3
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Naming the Company

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: Naming a Business.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Kerman, it's imperative that you check now that no other California company is using the business name you want to use.

Forming a Company in Kerman, California

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. 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.

Incorporating 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 California, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in California. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in the state of your choosing. 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 Nevada Incorporation. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Kerman, California, our information on Incorporating in California may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in California.

Don't Skip the Business Plan

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. In effect, 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 writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in California.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Kerman business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Take advantage of our many articles on finding startup capital, such as Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Kerman entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of California Angel Investors and our List of California Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

To grow your Kerman business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your beating the competition.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Music on Hold discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Kerman and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Kerman, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Kerman, California

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

 

 

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