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Starting a Business in Parker, Arizona

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

Parker, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
2781
5-9 Employees
1566
10-19 Employees
1188
20-49 Employees
459
50-99 Employees
81
100-249 Employees
81
250-499 Employees
27
500-999 Employees
0
1000+ Employees
0
All Parker Businesses
6183

As a new Parker entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Parker 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
3
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
1
Boat Dealers
1
Business Associations
2
Cable and Other Program Distribution
1
Casinos (except Casino Hotels)
1
Child and Youth Services
1
Child Day Care Services
1
Civic and Social Organizations
2
Commercial Bakeries
1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
5
Electric Power Distribution
1
Electrical Contractors
2
Engineering Services
1
Exam Preparation and Tutoring
1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
3
Fabric Coating Mills
1
Family Clothing Stores
1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
1
Finish Carpentry Contractors
1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
1
Floor Covering Stores
1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores
1
Framing Contractors
1
Full-Service Restaurants
13
General Automotive Repair
6
General Freight Trucking, Local
1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
2
Hardware Stores
1
Home Health Equipment Rental
2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
4
Janitorial Services
2
Land Subdivision
1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
2
Limited-Service Restaurants
13
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers
3
Masonry Contractors
1
Materials Recovery Facilities
1
Motor Vehicle Towing
1
New Car Dealers
2
Newspaper Publishers
1
Office Administrative Services
2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores
1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
1
Offices of Chiropractors
1
Offices of Dentists
1
Offices of Optometrists
1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers
1
Paint and Coating Manufacturing
1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
1
Private Mail Centers
1
Radio Stations
1
Residential Remodelers
5
School and Employee Bus Transportation
1
Security Guards and Patrol Services
2
Septic Tank and Related Services
1
Shoe Stores
1
Site Preparation Contractors
1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
1
Solid Waste Landfill
1
Tax Preparation Services
1
Temporary Shelters
1
Tire Dealers
2
Veterinary Services
2
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
1
Women's Clothing Stores
1

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.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Parker, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another Arizona business.

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Indeed, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading The Art of the Executive Summary. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Arizona.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Raising money to fund your new Parker business 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 Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Parker entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, check out our List of Arizona Angel Investors and our List of Arizona Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

To rise above the crowd in Parker and advance your business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Competitive Analysis is a good read to get your marketing creativity flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Parker 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? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Selling with Questions is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Next Steps

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

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Parker and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Parker, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Parker, Arizona

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

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