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Starting a Business in Shingletown, California

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

Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

Running your own business is hard work, much more arduous than working as an employee. Are you sure you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

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 Shingletown. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • 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. 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.

What Type of Business Should You Start?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Good 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 Opening a Dental Equipment Repair & Refinishing Business guide or our How to Start a Greeting Card Manufacturers Supplies Business guide.

Remember that starting a business in Shingletown has some implications. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Shingletown. Study Shingletown demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Shingletown, California Demographic Information

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

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

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 Shingletown Businesses

As a new Shingletown entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Shingletown 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
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Educational Support Services
Electrical Contractors
Electronic Shopping
Environmental Consulting Services
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders
General Automotive Repair
Investigation Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Mail-Order Houses
Masonry Contractors
Mineral Wool Manufacturing
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers
Offices of Dentists
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Residential Remodelers
Retail Bakeries
Site Preparation Contractors
Support Activities for Forestry
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Shingletown, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Detecting Franchising Scams. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include JerkQ'zine and Miracle Auto Painting & Body Repair. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Textile Repair Franchises and Health and Diet Franchises.

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

Naming the Company

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

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 Company.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Shingletown, it's critical that you ensure that no other California company is using the business name you want to use.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

To rise above the crowd in Shingletown and build your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your successs.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Promoting an Online Business is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Good business owners recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

With your business being located in Shingletown, California, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby California universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Shingletown entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Shingletown, 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 Shingletown and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Shingletown 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 Shingletown, California

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

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