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Starting a Business in Wickenburg, Arizona

Thinking about starting a business in Wickenburg, Arizona? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Wickenburg.

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? We recommend that you read Finding Your Niche in Life.

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 How to Start an Auto & Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Business guide or our Opening a Wire Drawing Equipment Business guide.

Remember that you are opening your new business in Wickenburg. Some businesses will do better in Wickenburg than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Wickenburg demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Wickenburg, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
637
5-9 Employees
219
10-19 Employees
81
20-49 Employees
60
50-99 Employees
15
100-249 Employees
6
250-499 Employees
9
500-999 Employees
0
1000+ Employees
0
All Wickenburg Businesses
1027

As a new Wickenburg entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Wickenburg 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 Glass Replacement Shops
1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
2
Beauty Salons
4
Book Stores
1
Building Inspection Services
1
Business Associations
1
Cable and Other Program Distribution
1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
1
Caterers
1
Child Day Care Services
3
Civic and Social Organizations
3
Computer Systems Design Services
1
Construction Machinery Manufacturing
1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
1
Custom Computer Programming Services
1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers
3
Document Preparation Services
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
2
Electrical Contractors
6
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
1
Family Planning Centers
1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
1
Floor Covering Stores
1
Flooring Contractors
1
Florists
1
Food Service Contractors
1
Framing Contractors
1
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
3
Furniture Stores
1
General Automotive Repair
5
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
6
Glass and Glazing Contractors
1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
4
Hardware Stores
2
Home Health Care Services
1
Home Health Equipment Rental
1
Homes for the Elderly
1
Household Appliance Stores
1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
5
Investment Advice
1
Jewelry Stores
2
Land Subdivision
1
Landscape Architectural Services
1
Landscaping Services
6
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
3
Limited-Service Restaurants
8
Marketing Consulting Services
1
Men's Clothing Stores
1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers
1
Motor Vehicle Towing
2
Museums
2
Natural Gas Distribution
1
New Car Dealers
2
Newspaper Publishers
1
Office Administrative Services
3
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores
1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
3
Offices of Chiropractors
3
Offices of Dentists
6
Offices of Lawyers
2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers
2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
4
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
1
Phosphate Rock Mining
1
Photography Studios, Portrait
1
Professional Employer Organizations
1
Quick Printing
1
Radio Stations
1
Residential Property Managers
1
Residential Remodelers
1
Securities Brokerage
1
Sign Manufacturing
1
Site Preparation Contractors
5
Special Needs Transportation
1
Sporting Goods Stores
2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
2
Tire Dealers
1
Tobacco Stores
1
Travel Agencies
1
Used Merchandise Stores
1
Veterinary Services
2
Video Tape and Disc Rental
2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
1
Women's Clothing Stores
1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Wickenburg, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as The Franchising Process. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Snelling Personnel Services and Steam Brothers. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Business Services Franchises and Child Education and Tutoring Franchises.

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

Should You Buy an Existing Wickenburg Business?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Arizona. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Wickenburg.

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

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.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

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

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

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is essential to the health of your new business. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Arizona.

The Art of Selling

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

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

How to Build and Motivate a Sales Team offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Never Give Up

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Wickenburg and elsewhere to achieve real success. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Wickenburg, Arizona

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

  • Resources for Wickenburg, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Wickenburg entrepreneurs.
  • Arizona Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Arizona.
  • Arizona Small Business Development Center - Arizona’s Small Business Development Center Network is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees.

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