January 26, 2021  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Kansas Entrepreneurs  
  Winfield, Kansas Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Winfield, Kansas

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

Is Becoming a Business Owner Right for You?

An entrepreneurial life is difficult, much more challenging than working as an employee. Are you sure you want to start a business?

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Winfield. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Winfield, Kansas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 5670
5-9 Employees 2619
10-19 Employees 1539
20-49 Employees 702
50-99 Employees 270
100-249 Employees 243
250-499 Employees 108
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Winfield Businesses 11151

As a new Winfield entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Winfield 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
Architectural Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 4
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 3
Book Stores 1
Books Printing 1
Bowling Centers 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 2
Car Washes 1
Cement Manufacturing 1
Child and Youth Services 2
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 8
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Community Food Services 2
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Consumer Lending 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Cotton Ginning 1
Credit Unions 1
Dimension Stone Mining and Quarrying 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 3
Electronic Shopping 2
Emergency and Other Relief Services 1
Engineering Services 1
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 2
Full-Service Restaurants 12
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 2
Historical Sites 1
HMO Medical Centers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Household Appliance Stores 2
Human Rights Organizations 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 2
Industrial Valve Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 9
Janitorial Services 4
Jewelry Stores 1
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Landscaping Services 7
Limited-Service Restaurants 9
Machine Shops 3
Masonry Contractors 1
Medical Laboratories 2
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
New Car Dealers 2
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 3
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 4
Offices of Dentists 6
Offices of Lawyers 5
Offices of Optometrists 1
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Payroll Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 4
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1
Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing 1
Quick Printing 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Roofing Contractors 2
Sales Financing 1
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 2
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Shoe Stores 2
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 3
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Steel Wire Drawing 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Temporary Help Services 2
Temporary Shelters 1
Tire Dealers 1
Travel Agencies 1
Vending Machine Operators 1
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 4
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

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

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including Franchise Marketing Support. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include The Original SoupMan and Hair Cuttery. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Children's Franchises and Kitchen Design Franchises.

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

Forming a Company in Winfield, Kansas

It's very important that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. 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. If you are starting a business in Kansas, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Kansas. As it turns out, you can incorporate wherever you want. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

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 C Corp Versus S Corp. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Winfield, Kansas, our information on Incorporating in Kansas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Kansas.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is vital in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Indeed, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Presentations. You should also take advantage of free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Kansas.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Winfield, Kansas, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Kansas educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Winfield entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

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

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

We are here to help Winfield businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Winfield entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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