August 11, 2020  
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Starting a Business in Rocklin, California

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

Do You Have Entrepreneurial Drive and Passion?

Most new ventures fail, in part because the business owner did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

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:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Rocklin. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Free 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 How to Start an Adjustable Bed Business guide or our Opening a Funeral Equipment & Supplies Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Rocklin. If Rocklin already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Only by spending some time analyzing Rocklin demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Rocklin, California Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1927
5-9 Employees 664
10-19 Employees 453
20-49 Employees 282
50-99 Employees 114
100-249 Employees 84
250-499 Employees 15
500-999 Employees 6
1000+ Employees 0
All Rocklin Businesses 3545

As a new Rocklin entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Rocklin 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
Air and Gas Compressor Manufacturing 1
Architectural Services 2
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 1
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 8
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Baked Goods Stores 2
Beauty Salons 13
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Boat Dealers 1
Book Publishers 1
Book Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Broom, Brush, and Mop Manufacturing 1
Building Inspection Services 2
Business Associations 3
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Car Washes 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 4
Child Day Care Services 10
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Claims Adjusting 4
Commercial Lithographic Printing 3
Commercial Photography 2
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Community Food Services 1
Computer and Software Stores 3
Computer Systems Design Services 12
Computer Training 2
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1
Consumer Lending 3
Convenience Stores 2
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Couriers 3
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 1
Credit Unions 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 10
Dance Companies 1
Dental Laboratories 2
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 3
Direct Mail Advertising 3
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Document Preparation Services 3
Drafting Services 1
Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 5
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 10
Electronic Computer Manufacturing 1
Electronic Shopping 4
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4
Engineering Services 13
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Fine Arts Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 12
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 11
Floor Covering Stores 2
Flooring Contractors 7
Florists 4
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 2
Food Service Contractors 4
Framing Contractors 6
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 31
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 2
Furniture Stores 5
General Automotive Repair 11
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 3
Hardware Stores 2
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 2
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 4
Household Appliance Stores 1
Industrial Building Construction 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 23
Interior Design Services 1
Internet Service Providers 1
Investigation Services 1
Investment Advice 2
Janitorial Services 10
Jewelry Stores 1
Junior Colleges 1
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Land Subdivision 2
Landscape Architectural Services 2
Landscaping Services 27
Language Schools 1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 28
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Machine Shops 3
Mail-Order Houses 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Marketing Consulting Services 7
Masonry Contractors 4
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Metal Stamping 2
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 5
Motion Picture and Video Production 2
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
Nail Salons 3
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 2
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 2
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 6
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 13
Offices of Dentists 36
Offices of Lawyers 5
Offices of Optometrists 5
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 4
Optical Goods Stores 1
Paint and Coating Manufacturing 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 6
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 12
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 4
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Political Organizations 1
Private Mail Centers 3
Public Relations Agencies 1
Radio Networks 1
Real Estate Credit 8
Real Estate Investment Trusts 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 2
Residential Property Managers 7
Residential Remodelers 11
Retail Bakeries 1
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 9
Sales Financing 2
Savings Institutions 2
Securities Brokerage 5
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 2
Shoe Stores 2
Siding Contractors 1
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 6
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 12
Software Publishers 3
Solid Waste Collection 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Sporting Goods Stores 4
Sports and Recreation Instruction 6
Tax Preparation Services 2
Telephone Answering Services 1
Temporary Help Services 2
Testing Laboratories 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 4
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 2
Tire Dealers 3
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 3
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 3
Veterinary Services 5
Video Tape and Disc Rental 3
Web Search Portals 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 6
Window Treatment Stores 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 6
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Rocklin, it becomes clear that purchasing a franchise is a common way to get started as an entrepreneur. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchising and Veterans. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include TeamLogic IT and Cyber Exchange Software & Computers. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Fast Food Franchises and Pizza Franchises.

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

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

A business plan is essential in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Expert Advice on Business Plans. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in California.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

The best entrepreneurs know that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Rocklin, California, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby California universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any networking organizations for Rocklin entrepreneurs.

Now It's Up To You

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

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 Rocklin and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Rocklin, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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