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Opening a Business in Valley Falls, Kansas

Contemplating starting a business in Valley Falls, Kansas? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Valley Falls.

Which Business to Choose?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Free 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 a Bottled & Bulk Water Commercial & Industrial Business guide or our How to Start a Concrete Additives Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are opening your new business in Valley Falls. Some businesses will do better in Valley Falls than others. Make sure you fully understand Valley Falls demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Valley Falls, Kansas Demographic Information

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

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

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 Valley Falls Businesses

As a new Valley Falls entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Valley Falls 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
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Cemeteries and Crematories
Child Day Care Services
Computer Systems Design Services
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Framing Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
General Freight Trucking, Local
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Internet Service Providers
Libraries and Archives
New Housing Operative Builders
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Site Preparation Contractors
Used Merchandise Stores
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Have You Considered Franchising?

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

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchising Scams. 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.

Representative franchise opportunities include Clubhouse Inns and Geeks On Call. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Health and Beauty Franchises and Leisure and Entertainment Franchises.

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

Company Formation in Valley Falls, Kansas

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The primary advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

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

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Kansas, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Kansas. In fact, you can 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's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Incorporation Advice. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Valley Falls, Kansas, our information on Incorporating in Kansas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Kansas.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Valley Falls business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

Recognizing this challenge, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Attracting Investors.

For Valley Falls entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, check out our List of Kansas Angel Investors and our List of Kansas Venture Capital Firms.

Building Up Your Sales

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Valley Falls business, you need to focus on sales.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Writing Great Proposals is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Valley Falls, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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