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Open a Business in Williams, Arizona

Need help starting a business in Williams, Arizona? We've got the information you need to open a business in Williams.

Williams, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
1590
5-9 Employees
345
10-19 Employees
315
20-49 Employees
165
50-99 Employees
30
100-249 Employees
0
250-499 Employees
15
500-999 Employees
0
1000+ Employees
0
All Williams Businesses
2460

As a new Williams entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Williams 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
Amusement and Theme Parks
1
Art Dealers
1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
1
Book Stores
1
Business Associations
1
Child Day Care Services
1
Civic and Social Organizations
1
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
2
Electrical Contractors
2
Full-Service Restaurants
15
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
7
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
1
Home Centers
1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
2
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation
1
Janitorial Services
1
Limited-Service Restaurants
5
Motorcycle Dealers
1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores
1
New Car Dealers
1
Newspaper Publishers
1
Offices of Dentists
1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
1
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
1
Power-Driven Handtool Manufacturing
1
Real Estate Investment Trusts
1
Residential Property Managers
1
Residential Remodelers
2
Site Preparation Contractors
4
Skiing Facilities
1
Solid Waste Collection
1
Tax Preparation Services
1
Used Car Dealers
1
Voluntary Health Organizations
1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
1

Should You Franchise?

Examine a list of Williams businesses and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. We have many articles on franchises, such as Growth Trends in Franchising. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include Souper Salad and Kid to Kid. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Car Wash Franchises and Healthy Alternative Foods Franchises.

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

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.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Williams, it's very important that you make sure no other Arizona company is using the business name you want to use.

Forming a Company in Williams, Arizona

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Arizona, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Arizona. As it turns out, you are allowed to incorporate in the state of your choosing. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

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 Corporate Formalities. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Williams, Arizona, our information on Incorporating in Arizona may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Arizona.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Creating a business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Arizona.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Williams business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as How Much Venture Capital Is There?.

For Williams entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Arizona Angel Investors and our List of Arizona Venture Capital Firms.

Now It's Up To You

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Williams and throughout the United States . 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 Williams, Arizona

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

  • Resources for Williams, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Williams 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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