January 24, 2021  
 
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Start a Business in Perkins, Oklahoma

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

Will You Be a Good Entrepreneur?

Being an entrepreneur is hard work, much more challenging than working as an employee. Are you positive you want to start a business?

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Perkins. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • Peruse Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Perkins, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 147
5-9 Employees 45
10-19 Employees 42
20-49 Employees 18
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Perkins Businesses 252

As a new Perkins entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Perkins 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 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Child Day Care Services 4
Electrical Contractors 3
Engineering Services 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
General Automotive Repair 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Meat Markets 1
Meat Processed from Carcasses 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Residential Remodelers 3
Roofing Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Tobacco Stores 3
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Perkins, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. Is franchising maybe a better way for you to start your business?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as How to Franchise. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Sample franchise opportunities include Cuts Fitness for Men and OxyMagic Carpet Cleaning. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Frozen Yogurt Franchises and Kid Friendly Franchises.

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

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is critical in maximizing the prospects of your new company. 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 Software. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Building Up Your Sales

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Perkins business, you need to focus on sales.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Sales Prospecting 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.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

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

Given that you are starting a business in Perkins, Oklahoma, you should get information on some of the many programs available at nearby Oklahoma universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your entrepreneurial education is to investigate networking groups or organizations in which Perkins entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

What's Next?

As an entrepreneur in Perkins, 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.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Perkins and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Perkins 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 Perkins, Oklahoma

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

 

 

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