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Start a Business in San Manuel, Arizona

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

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Most new companies fail, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the perseverance and abilities that are necessary 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 San Manuel. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

San Manuel, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
74
5-9 Employees
42
10-19 Employees
3
20-49 Employees
9
50-99 Employees
0
100-249 Employees
0
250-499 Employees
0
500-999 Employees
0
1000+ Employees
0
All San Manuel Businesses
128

As a new San Manuel entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in San Manuel 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
Beauty Salons
1
Civic and Social Organizations
2
Credit Unions
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
2
Family Clothing Stores
1
General Automotive Repair
1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
1
Limited-Service Restaurants
4
Newspaper Publishers
1
Veterinary Services
1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around San Manuel, 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?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as How to Find Financing for Franchises. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include The Children's Technology Workshop and 4 Color Press. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Car Wash Franchises and Moving Franchises.

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

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

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

Raising Money for Your Business

Getting your San Manuel business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

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

Marketing Your New Business

To grow your San Manuel business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your successs.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Making the Most of Trade Shows discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

The Art of Selling

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new San Manuel business to do well.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Good Sales Strategies is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in San Manuel and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in San Manuel, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in San Manuel, Arizona

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

  • Resources for San Manuel, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist San Manuel entrepreneurs.
  • Arizona Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Arizona.
  • Arizona Small Business Development Center - Arizona’s Small Business Development Center Network is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees.

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