January 14, 2021  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Wyoming Entrepreneurs  
  Pinedale, Wyoming Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Pinedale, Wyoming

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

Are You Ready for Life as an Owner?

Running your own business is difficult, much harder than working as an employee. Are you sure you are ready to take on this challenge?

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Pinedale. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • You should read Business Failure. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. 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.

Pinedale, Wyoming Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 558
5-9 Employees 141
10-19 Employees 78
20-49 Employees 9
50-99 Employees 15
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Pinedale Businesses 801

As a new Pinedale entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Pinedale 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 1
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Breweries 1
Business Associations 1
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Computer and Software Stores 1
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Couriers 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 3
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 3
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 3
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 1
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 2
Household Appliance Stores 1
Hunting and Trapping 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Land Subdivision 2
Landscape Architectural Services 2
Landscaping Services 2
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Machine Shops 1
Marketing Consulting Services 4
Masonry Contractors 3
Museums 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction 1
New Housing Operative Builders 5
Newspaper Publishers 2
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 4
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 5
Offices of Optometrists 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 2
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Recreational Goods Rental 1
Residential Remodelers 5
Sawmills 1
Shellfish Fishing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 5
Skiing Facilities 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 4
Sporting Goods Stores 3
Tax Preparation Services 1
Taxi Service 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Travel Agencies 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Wood Preservation 1

Should You Buy an Existing Pinedale Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Wyoming. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Pinedale.

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

Forming a Company in Pinedale, Wyoming

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Wyoming, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Wyoming. As it turns out, you are allowed to incorporate wherever you want. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Where to Incorporate. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Pinedale, Wyoming, our web page covering Incorporating in Wyoming may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wyoming.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Raising money to fund your new Pinedale 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.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Pinedale entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, check out our List of Wyoming Angel Investors and our List of Wyoming Venture Capital Firms.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

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

As an entrepreneur who lives in Pinedale, Wyoming, you should get information on some of the learning programs at local Wyoming educational institutions. You should also check if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Pinedale entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Pinedale and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Pinedale, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Pinedale, Wyoming

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

  • Resources for Pinedale, Wyoming Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Pinedale entrepreneurs.
  • Wyoming Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Wyoming.
  • Wyoming Small Business Development Center - The Wyoming Small Business Development Center provides free and confidential consulting services to individual businesses, offers various products online of specific use to various businesses, sponsors affordable educational programs targeted at the small business community, and maintains links with various business resources throughout Wyoming and the nation.



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