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Starting a Business in Oracle, Arizona

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

What Business Are You Starting?

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 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 How to Start a Chemical Engineers Business guide or our Opening a Music Production Business guide.

Always keep in mind that Oracle is the place where you are starting a business. If Oracle already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. A critical consideration is whether Oracle demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Oracle, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

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 Oracle Businesses

As a new Oracle entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Oracle 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
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Engineering Services
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Homes for the Elderly
Investment Advice
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Car Dealers
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Dentists
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores
Roofing Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

Visit the business district of Oracle and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.

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

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Relax The Back Corporation and Mr. Plant. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Tax Preparation Franchises and Donut Shop Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Oracle Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Arizona. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Oracle.

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Naming the Company

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Oracle, it's imperative that you check now that your company name has not already been claimed by another Arizona business.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

Having a business plan is essential to the health of your new business. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. 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 Mistakes. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Arizona.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Oracle, Arizona, you should check out some of the learning programs at local Arizona educational institutions. You should also check if there are any networking organizations for Oracle entrepreneurs.

Next Steps

Most new Oracle businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

We are here to help Oracle businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Oracle 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 Oracle, Arizona

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

  • Resources for Oracle, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Oracle 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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