August 3, 2020  
 
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Start a Business in Tecumseh, Oklahoma

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

Tecumseh, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 666
5-9 Employees 243
10-19 Employees 126
20-49 Employees 72
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Tecumseh Businesses 1116

As a new Tecumseh entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Tecumseh 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 Transmission Repair 1
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 1
Business Associations 1
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Community Food Services 1
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Educational Support Services 1
Electrical Contractors 5
Electronic Shopping 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Full-Service Restaurants 4
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 5
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Masonry Contractors 1
Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Real Estate Credit 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Landfill 1
Support Activities for Forestry 1
Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Truck Trailer Manufacturing 1
Truss Manufacturing 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1

Is Buying an Existing Tecumseh Business a Good Strategy?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Oklahoma. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Tecumseh.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: How to Buy a Business.

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.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Business.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Tecumseh, it's imperative that you check now that you will be the only Oklahoma company using the business name you have chosen.

Forming a Company in Tecumseh, Oklahoma

It's essential that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporation is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Oklahoma, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Oklahoma. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in the state of your choosing. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Where to Incorporate. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, our information on Incorporating in Oklahoma may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Oklahoma.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

A business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Find Sample Business Plans Online. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Raising Capital for Your Venture

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Tecumseh business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. 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 How Much Venture Capital Is There?.

For Tecumseh entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, you'll want to take a look at our List of Oklahoma Angel Investors and our List of Oklahoma Venture Capital Firms.

Moving Forward

Most new Tecumseh 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 Tecumseh and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Tecumseh, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Tecumseh, Oklahoma

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

 

 

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