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Starting a Business in Kirtland, New Mexico

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

Will You Be a Good Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur is demanding, much more challenging than working as an employee. Are you sure you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Kirtland. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Kirtland, New Mexico Demographic Information

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

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

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 Kirtland Businesses

As a new Kirtland entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Kirtland 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Broadwoven Fabric Mills
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners
Consumer Lending
Drafting Services
Electrical Contractors
Electronic Shopping
Fruit and Vegetable Markets
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
General Automotive Repair
Hardware Stores
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Masonry Contractors
Meat Processed from Carcasses
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores
Real Estate Credit
Satellite Telecommunications
Special Needs Transportation
Tire Dealers
Veterinary Services
Video Tape and Disc Rental

What About Buying an Existing Kirtland Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in New Mexico. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Kirtland.

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

Naming the Business

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.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Company.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Kirtland, it's critical that you ensure that no New Mexico company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Marketing Your New Business

To grow your Kirtland business, you need a great marketing plan.

You can learn plenty about marketing on our site. Seven Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business is an article that will generate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Bring in Revenues

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Kirtland business, you need to focus on sales.

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

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

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Kirtland, New Mexico, you should investigate some of the learning programs at local New Mexico educational institutions. Another way to keep up on your learning is to investigate networking organizations for Kirtland entrepreneurs.

What's Next?

As an entrepreneur in Kirtland, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

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

We are here to help Kirtland businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Kirtland, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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