January 24, 2021  
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  Parker, Colorado Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Parker, Colorado

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

Parker, Colorado 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
1-4 Employees 32220
5-9 Employees 6696
10-19 Employees 4122
20-49 Employees 2295
50-99 Employees 864
100-249 Employees 378
250-499 Employees 135
500-999 Employees 27
1000+ Employees 0
All Parker Businesses 46737

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
Aircraft Manufacturing 1
Amusement Arcades 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 3
Art Dealers 2
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 4
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 18
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 11
Book Publishers 1
Book Stores 1
Building Inspection Services 3
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Car Washes 5
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 7
Charter Bus Industry 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 15
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Claims Adjusting 2
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 2
Commercial Photography 1
Commodity Contracts Brokerage 2
Computer and Software Stores 3
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 45
Computer Training 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 2
Credit Unions 3
Custom Computer Programming Services 30
Dental Laboratories 5
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 2
Direct Mail Advertising 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 4
Discount Department Stores 2
Document Preparation Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 7
Educational Support Services 2
Electrical Contractors 38
Electronic Auctions 1
Electronic Shopping 3
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 27
Environmental Consulting Services 3
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 4
Family Planning Centers 1
Fine Arts Schools 7
Finish Carpentry Contractors 16
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 9
Flight Training 1
Floor Covering Stores 2
Flooring Contractors 7
Florists 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 3
Food Service Contractors 1
Footwear and Leather Goods Repair 1
Framing Contractors 15
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Full-Service Restaurants 50
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 16
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 9
Glass and Glazing Contractors 2
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Graphic Design Services 5
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 2
Hardware Stores 3
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 4
Home Centers 3
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 4
Household Appliance Stores 1
Industrial Building Construction 1
Industrial Design Services 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 30
Interior Design Services 6
Internet Service Providers 3
Investigation Services 1
Investment Advice 8
Janitorial Services 17
Jewelry (except Costume) Manufacturing 1
Jewelry Stores 4
Land Subdivision 5
Landscaping Services 55
Language Schools 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 45
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 3
Machine Shops 2
Mail-Order Houses 1
Marketing Consulting Services 11
Masonry Contractors 9
Meat Markets 1
Medical Laboratories 2
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Mobile Food Services 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 14
Motion Picture and Video Distribution 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 3
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Museums 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
Nail Salons 4
New Car Dealers 3
New Housing Operative Builders 4
Newspaper Publishers 3
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Office Administrative Services 3
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 20
Offices of Chiropractors 14
Offices of Dentists 22
Offices of Lawyers 22
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Podiatrists 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 10
One-Hour Photofinishing 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Packaging and Labeling Services 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 26
Passenger Car Rental 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 7
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 9
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 4
Photography Studios, Portrait 4
Portfolio Management 4
Primary Battery Manufacturing 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Professional Organizations 1
Quick Printing 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 10
Recreational Goods Rental 2
Repossession Services 1
Residential Property Managers 5
Residential Remodelers 22
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 2
Roofing Contractors 7
Sales Financing 2
Savings Institutions 3
Securities Brokerage 6
Security Guards and Patrol Services 3
Shoe Stores 2
Siding Contractors 4
Sign Manufacturing 4
Site Preparation Contractors 13
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 15
Solid Waste Collection 2
Sporting Goods Stores 7
Sports and Recreation Instruction 6
Tax Preparation Services 6
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Temporary Help Services 3
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Tire Dealers 3
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 3
Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 1
Travel Agencies 4
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Vending Machine Operators 1
Veterinary Services 13
Video Tape and Disc Rental 3
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Voluntary Health Organizations 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 33
Window Treatment Stores 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 5
Women's Clothing Stores 4

Choosing a Company Name

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.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Branding Advice.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Parker, it's critical that you ensure that no other Colorado company is using the business name you want to use.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Having a business plan is essential to the health of your new business. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Colorado.

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your Parker business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as SBIR Funding.

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

Getting the Word Out About Your New Business

To grow your Parker business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

You can learn plenty about marketing on our site. Pricing is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Selling Tips

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Parker 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.

How to Build and Motivate a Sales Team is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Now It's Up To You

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

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

We are here to help Parker businesses to be successful. 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, Colorado

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