October 24, 2020  
 
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  Twentynine Palms, California Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Twentynine Palms, California

Contemplating starting a business in Twentynine Palms, California? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Twentynine Palms.

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Before quitting your day job, assess 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 Twentynine Palms. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • Take a look at Business Failure. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Twentynine Palms, California Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 325
5-9 Employees 126
10-19 Employees 66
20-49 Employees 57
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Twentynine Palms Businesses 577

As a new Twentynine Palms entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Twentynine Palms 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 4
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 3
Bowling Centers 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Cafeterias 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 4
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 2
Computer and Software Stores 1
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Credit Unions 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Electrical Contractors 2
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Emergency and Other Relief Services 2
Engineering Services 1
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 5
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Centers 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Investment Advice 2
Janitorial Services 2
Landscaping Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 14
Meat Markets 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
New Car Dealers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Radio Networks 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Residential Remodelers 3
Roofing Contractors 1
Savings Institutions 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Spice and Extract Manufacturing 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 1
Travel Agencies 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 3

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Visit the business district of Twentynine Palms and you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

Our advice is 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.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include Boloco Inspired Burritos and Mend-A-Bath International (Pty) Ltd. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Healthcare Services Franchises and Auto Sales Franchises.

Note on Twentynine Palms Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Twentynine Palms, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Naming the Business

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.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Twentynine Palms, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another California business.

Startup Financing Basics

Raising money to fund your new Twentynine Palms business 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.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as 504 Loans.

For Twentynine Palms entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, check out our List of California Angel Investors and our List of California Venture Capital Firms.

The Art of Selling

Being able to sell is fundamental to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Twentynine Palms or are selling to customers throughout California, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

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

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Successful business owners recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Twentynine Palms, California, you should investigate some of the many programs available at nearby California universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any Twentynine Palms networking organizations.

Next Steps

You have a dream -- starting a business in Twentynine Palms. 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 Twentynine Palms businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Twentynine Palms 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 Twentynine Palms, California

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

 

 

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