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Starting a Business in Moriarty, New Mexico

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

What Type of Business Should You Start?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading 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 How to Start an Estate Cleaning Business guide or our Opening a Lawn Care Supplies Retail Business guide.

Remember that your new business will be in Moriarty. If Moriarty already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Make sure you fully understand Moriarty demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Moriarty, New Mexico Demographic Information

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

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

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 Moriarty Businesses

As a new Moriarty entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Moriarty 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
Beauty Salons
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Building Inspection Services
Child Day Care Services
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
Consumer Lending
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Educational Support Services
Electrical Contractors
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Engineering Services
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Flooring Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Hardware Stores
Home Centers
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Janitorial Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers
Medical Laboratories
Motor Vehicle Towing
New Car Dealers
Offices of Lawyers
Payroll Services
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
Residential Remodelers
Roofing Contractors
Site Preparation Contractors
Tax Preparation Services
Telemarketing Bureaus
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers
Tire Dealers
Used Merchandise Stores
Video Tape and Disc Rental

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Moriarty, you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as How to Franchise. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include The Glass Guru and Melting Pot Fondue Restaurants. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Fast Food Franchises and Pizza Franchises.

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

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.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Moriarty, it's critical that you ensure that no other New Mexico company is using the business name you want to use.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is vital in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Indeed, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Presentations. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in New Mexico.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Moriarty business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Business Incubators.

For Moriarty entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of New Mexico Angel Investors and our List of New Mexico Venture Capital Firms.

Building Up Your Sales

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

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Closing Sales 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.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Moriarty and elsewhere to achieve real success. 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.

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