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Starting a Business in Morris, Oklahoma

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

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 Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

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 Commercial Air Duct Cleaning Business guide or our Starting an Off-Track Betting Business guide.

Remember that your new startup will be located in Morris. Some businesses will do better in Morris than others. Make sure you fully understand Morris demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Morris, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

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 Morris Businesses

As a new Morris entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Morris 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
Child Day Care Services
Community Food Services
Document Preparation Services
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Electrical Contractors
Engineering Services
Full-Service Restaurants
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Investigation Services
Investment Advice
Machine Shops
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Chiropractors
Roofing Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Solid Waste Landfill
Veterinary Services

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Morris, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Selling A Franchise. 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 American Town Mailer and Kidokinetics. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Sports Franchises and Dollar Store Franchises.

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

Selecting a Name For Your Business

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.

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.

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 Morris, it's critical that you ensure that no other Oklahoma company is using the business name you want to use.

Raising Funding for Your Venture

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

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Credit Evaluation.

For Morris entrepreneurs who need startup capital, browse our List of Oklahoma Angel Investors and our List of Oklahoma Venture Capital Firms.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Successful entrepreneurs know that they need to continually improve.

With your business being located in Morris, Oklahoma, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Oklahoma universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any Morris networking organizations.

What's Next?

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Morris businesses to be successful. 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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