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Start a Business in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota

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

Parkers Prairie, Minnesota Demographic Information

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

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

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 Parkers Prairie Businesses

As a new Parkers Prairie entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Parkers Prairie 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Civic and Social Organizations
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Land Subdivision
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Dentists
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
School and Employee Bus Transportation
Site Preparation Contractors
Sporting Goods Stores
Tax Preparation Services
Veterinary Services
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Parkers Prairie, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Versus Business Opportunity. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include Big City Burrito and Classic Handyman Company. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Tax Preparation Franchises and Donut Shop Franchises.

Note on Parkers Prairie Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Parkers Prairie, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Parkers Prairie Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Minnesota. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Parkers Prairie.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Naming the Business

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Business.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Parkers Prairie, it's critical that you ensure that you will be the only Minnesota company using the business name you have chosen.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is vital 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 is a recipe for disaster.

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

Startup Financing Basics

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Parkers Prairie business will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Attracting Investors.

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

What's Next?

As an entrepreneur in Parkers Prairie, 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 Parkers Prairie 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.

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