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Opening a Business in Westville, Oklahoma

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

Westville, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

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 Westville Businesses

As a new Westville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Westville 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
Child and Youth Services
Child Day Care Services
Collection Agencies
Convenience Stores
Electric Power Distribution
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Hardware Stores
Home Health Care Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Machine Shops
Motor and Generator Manufacturing
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Tobacco Stores
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Westville Business?

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 Westville.

If you are intent on buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

A business plan is vital in maximizing the prospects of your new company. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Expert Advice on Business Plans. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Raising Money for Your Venture

Raising money to fund your new Westville business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Realistic Debt Financing Options.

For Westville entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, browse our List of Oklahoma Angel Investors and our List of Oklahoma Venture Capital Firms.

Letting the World Know You Exist

Whether your goal is to attract Westville customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a excellent marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Writing Contributed Articles discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

How to Sell

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Westville business to do well.

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.

Sales Prospecting offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Next Steps

Most new Westville businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Westville businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Westville 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 Westville, Oklahoma

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