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Open a Business in San Luis, Colorado

Need help starting a business in San Luis, Colorado? We've got the information you need to open a business in San Luis.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Free Business Ideas.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Music Printers Business guide or our Starting a Sodding & Sodding Services Commercial & Industrial Business guide.

Always keep in mind that your new business will be in San Luis. Some businesses will do better in San Luis than others. A critical consideration is whether San Luis demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

San Luis, Colorado Demographic Information

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

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

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 San Luis Businesses

As a new San Luis entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in San Luis 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
Child and Youth Services
Child Day Care Services
Full-Service Restaurants
Home Centers
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Dentists
Residential Remodelers

Have You Considered Buying an Existing San Luis Business?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Colorado. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in San Luis.

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Picking a Business Name

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in San Luis, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another Colorado business.

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. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Expert Advice on Business Plans. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Colorado.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Raising money to fund your new San Luis business requires strong organization skills and perseverance. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Borrowing Money from Friends and Family.

For San Luis entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, check out our List of Colorado Angel Investors and our List of Colorado Venture Capital Firms.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in San Luis. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in San Luis, Colorado

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