August 12, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for California Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Morro Bay, California

Contemplating starting a business in Morro Bay, California? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Morro Bay.

What Business to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Good Business Ideas.

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 Starting a Landscape Gardeners & Maintenance Commercial Business guide or our Starting a Swimming Pool Enclosures Manufacturers Business guide.

Don't forget that starting a business in Morro Bay has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Morro Bay than others. Make sure you fully understand Morro Bay demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Morro Bay, California Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 705
5-9 Employees 273
10-19 Employees 126
20-49 Employees 81
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Morro Bay Businesses 1203

As a new Morro Bay entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Morro Bay 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
Ambulance Services 1
Architectural Services 2
Art Dealers 7
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 3
Boat Dealers 1
Book Stores 1
Breweries 1
Broadwoven Fabric Mills 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 1
Car Washes 1
Caterers 3
Child and Youth Services 1
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Community Food Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 3
Document Preparation Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electrical Contractors 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 4
Family Clothing Stores 2
Finfish Fishing 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 3
Fish and Seafood Markets 2
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 35
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
Furniture Stores 4
General Automotive Repair 6
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 8
Glass and Glazing Contractors 2
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 2
Graphic Design Services 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry (except Costume) Manufacturing 1
Jewelry Stores 2
Land Subdivision 3
Landscaping Services 6
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 4
Limited-Service Restaurants 15
Linen Supply 1
Logging 1
Machine Shops 1
Marinas 1
Marine Cargo Handling 1
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 2
Motion Picture and Video Distribution 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 2
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Payroll Services 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Retail Bakeries 1
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 2
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Shoe Stores 2
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 5
Special Needs Transportation 1
Sporting Goods Stores 3
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 4
Tire Dealers 2
Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing 1
Used Merchandise Stores 4
Veterinary Services 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Preservation 1
Zoos and Botanical Gardens 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Morro Bay Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in California. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Morro Bay.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Buying a Business.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Having a business plan is essential in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Indeed, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Failure to write a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

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

Ramping Up Sales

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

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Anticipating Prospect Responses 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 entrepreneurs know that they need to continually improve.

With your business being located in Morro Bay, California, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby California universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also smart to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Morro Bay entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Morro Bay, 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 Morro Bay 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Morro Bay, California

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