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Start a Business in Nogales, Arizona

Are you starting a business in Nogales, Arizona? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Nogales.

What Business 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 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 an African Goods Business guide or our How to Start a Sun Decks Business guide.

Remember that you are starting a business in Nogales. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Nogales. Make sure you fully understand Nogales demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Nogales, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
1326
5-9 Employees
468
10-19 Employees
330
20-49 Employees
237
50-99 Employees
39
100-249 Employees
21
250-499 Employees
0
500-999 Employees
3
1000+ Employees
0
All Nogales Businesses
2424

As a new Nogales entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Nogales 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
Businesses
Architectural Services
2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops
5
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
12
Automotive Transmission Repair
1
Beauty Salons
5
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
3
Blood and Organ Banks
1
Business Associations
2
Cable and Other Program Distribution
1
Cafeterias
1
Car Washes
1
Charter Bus Industry
1
Child and Youth Services
1
Child Day Care Services
6
Civic and Social Organizations
3
Clothing Accessories Stores
1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners
2
Commodity Contracts Brokerage
1
Commodity Contracts Dealing
1
Community Food Services
2
Computer and Software Stores
1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
1
Convenience Stores
1
Convention and Trade Show Organizers
1
Couriers
4
Credit Unions
1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
1
Electric Power Distribution
1
Electrical Contractors
5
Electronic Shopping
1
Elementary and Secondary Schools
1
Employment Placement Agencies
1
Engineering Services
2
Family Clothing Stores
16
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
5
Fine Arts Schools
1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
3
Flight Training
1
Floor Covering Stores
1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores
1
Food Service Contractors
3
Freight Transportation Arrangement
40
Fruit and Vegetable Markets
3
Full-Service Restaurants
16
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
1
Furniture Stores
4
General Freight Trucking, Local
7
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
1
General Rental Centers
1
General Warehousing and Storage
11
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers
3
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores
1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
1
Home Health Care Services
1
Homes for the Elderly
2
Household Appliance Stores
2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
13
International Trade Financing
2
Janitorial Services
4
Jewelry Stores
4
Kidney Dialysis Centers
1
Land Subdivision
2
Landscaping Services
3
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
2
Limited-Service Restaurants
23
Men's Clothing Stores
5
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers
1
Motor Vehicle Towing
2
Museums
2
Natural Gas Distribution
2
New Car Dealers
4
New Housing Operative Builders
1
Nonresidential Property Managers
3
Office Administrative Services
2
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores
2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
2
Offices of Chiropractors
2
Offices of Dentists
4
Offices of Optometrists
2
Offices of Other Holding Companies
1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers
1
Optical Goods Stores
2
Packing and Crating
4
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
2
Payroll Services
1
Photography Studios, Portrait
1
Private Mail Centers
3
Quick Printing
2
Radio Networks
1
Radio Stations
1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
2
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage
5
Residential Remodelers
1
Roofing Contractors
2
Securities Brokerage
4
Security Guards and Patrol Services
1
Shoe Stores
15
Site Preparation Contractors
2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
3
Solid Waste Collection
2
Sporting Goods Stores
1
Sports and Recreation Instruction
1
Tax Preparation Services
3
Taxi Service
1
Telemarketing Bureaus
3
Temporary Help Services
3
Tire Dealers
2
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
1
Travel Agencies
2
Used Car Dealers
7
Used Merchandise Stores
2
Veterinary Services
2
Video Tape and Disc Rental
1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
21
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
3
Women's Clothing Stores
16
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing
2

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Nogales, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as Staffing a Franchise. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Days Inn Worldwide Inc. and J.W. Tumbles Kids Gym. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Sports Restaurant Franchises and Auto Rental Franchises.

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

What About Buying an Existing Nogales Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Arizona. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Nogales.

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

Raising Capital for Your Business

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Nogales business is not an easy task. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Take advantage of our many articles on finding startup capital, such as Business Line of Credit.

For Nogales entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, check out our List of Arizona Angel Investors and our List of Arizona Venture Capital Firms.

Letting the World Know You Exist

To rise above the crowd in Nogales and grow your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your succeeding.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Print Advertising Costs is a good read to get your marketing ideas flowing. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is essential to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Nogales or are selling to customers throughout Arizona, 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? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

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

Now It's Up To You

You have a dream -- starting a business in Nogales. 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.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Nogales and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Nogales, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Nogales, Arizona

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

  • Resources for Nogales, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Nogales entrepreneurs.
  • Arizona Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Arizona.
  • Arizona Small Business Development Center - Arizona’s Small Business Development Center Network is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees.

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