January 19, 2021  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Kansas Entrepreneurs  
  Peabody, Kansas Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Peabody, Kansas

Need help starting a business in Peabody, Kansas? We've got the information you need to open a business in Peabody.

Are You Ready for the Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur?

Most startup businesses do not succeed, in part because the business owner did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Peabody. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Good Business Ideas.

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 Starting a Knives & Cutlery Retail Business guide or our How to Start a Pavement Stripe Painters Business guide.

Remember that starting a business in Peabody has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Peabody than others. A critical consideration is whether Peabody demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Peabody, Kansas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 96
5-9 Employees 78
10-19 Employees 36
20-49 Employees 0
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Peabody Businesses 210

As a new Peabody entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Peabody 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Car Washes 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Examine a list of Peabody businesses and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Would going with a franchise be a good idea for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Selling A Franchise. 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 Port City Java and College Nannies & Tutors. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Child Care Franchises and Cleaning and Maintenance Franchises.

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

Do You Need a Business Plan?

Creating 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. Starting a business without a business plan

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Software. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Kansas.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Peabody, Kansas, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby Kansas universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your learning is to investigate networking organizations for Peabody entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Peabody businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Peabody, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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