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Starting a Business in Laytonville, California

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

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

Before you move forward with starting a business, be sure to do these three things:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Laytonville. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Good Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Business Accountants Business guide or our How to Start an Optical Goods Service & Repair Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Laytonville has some implications. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Laytonville. Make sure you fully understand Laytonville demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Laytonville, California Demographic Information

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

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

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 Laytonville Businesses

As a new Laytonville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Laytonville 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
Canvas and Related Product Mills
Casinos (except Casino Hotels)
Custom Computer Programming Services
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Food (Health) Supplement Stores
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
Hardware Stores
Janitorial Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Mail-Order Houses
Office Administrative Services
Offices of Dentists
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores
Site Preparation Contractors
Tire Dealers
Veterinary Services
Video Tape and Disc Rental
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Laytonville, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, 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.

Representative franchise opportunities include Parker Finch Management and TCBY Systems, LLC. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Wedding Franchises and Food and Drink Franchises.

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

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. 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.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in California.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Laytonville business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Bank Credit Lines.

For Laytonville entrepreneurs who need startup capital, you'll want to take a look at our List of California Angel Investors and our List of California Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Laytonville customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, 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. Examples of Marketing Strategies is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Laytonville and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Laytonville entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Laytonville, California

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

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