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Opening a Business in Sundance, Wyoming

Contemplating starting a business in Sundance, Wyoming? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Sundance.

Will You Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

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

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Sundance. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • Take a look at The Entrepreneurial Personality. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Reach out to a trusted acquaintance. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at 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 Starting an Audio & Video Recording Equipment & Supplies Business guide or our Starting a Filing Equipment Systems & Supplies Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Sundance. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Sundance. Only by spending some time analyzing Sundance demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Sundance, Wyoming Demographic Information

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

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

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 Sundance Businesses

As a new Sundance entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Sundance 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Child Day Care Services
Community Food Services
Direct Title Insurance Carriers
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electric Power Distribution
Electrical Contractors
Engineering Services
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
General Freight Trucking, Local
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hardware Stores
Homes for the Elderly
Janitorial Services
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Housing Operative Builders
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Lawyers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Photography Studios, Portrait
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Support Activities for Forestry
Used Car Dealers
Video Tape and Disc Rental

Have You Considered Franchising?

Examine a list of Sundance businesses and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as How to Franchise. 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 AmericInn and Morrone's Treat Centers. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Sports Franchises and Carpet Retail Franchises.

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

Naming the Company

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Branding Advice.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are planning on starting a business in Sundance, it's very important that you make sure no other Wyoming company is using the business name you want to use.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Successful business owners recognize that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Sundance, Wyoming, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Wyoming universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Sundance entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

What's Next?

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Sundance businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Sundance, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Sundance, Wyoming

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

  • Resources for Sundance, Wyoming Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Sundance 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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