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Opening a Business in Konawa, Oklahoma

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

What Business Are You Starting?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Evaluating Your Idea.

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 Opening a Degreasing Equipment & Supplies Business guide or our Starting a Garden Center guide.

Don't forget that your new business will be in Konawa. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Konawa. Study Konawa demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Konawa, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

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 Konawa Businesses

As a new Konawa entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Konawa 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
Child Day Care Services
Community Food Services
Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
Full-Service Restaurants
General Freight Trucking, Local
Hardware Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Pharmacies and Drug Stores

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Konawa, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. Is franchising maybe a better way for you to start your business?

Our recommendation is that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as How Franchises Work. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Mr. Handyman and Abbington Franchising, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Closet Design and Construction Franchises and Fast Food Franchises.

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

Raising Funding for Your Venture

Obtaining startup financing for your Konawa business will be harder than you might expect. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

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

Bring in Revenues

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

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 Forecasting offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Successful business owners recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Konawa, Oklahoma, you should get information on some of the learning programs at local Oklahoma educational institutions. Another way to keep up on your entrepreneurial education is to investigate networking groups or organizations in which Konawa entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Next Steps

You have a dream -- starting a business in Konawa. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

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

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