January 24, 2021  
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Starting a Business in Woods Cross, Utah

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

Woods Cross, Utah Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 498
5-9 Employees 159
10-19 Employees 138
20-49 Employees 75
50-99 Employees 30
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Woods Cross Businesses 912

As a new Woods Cross entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Woods Cross 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
Beauty Salons 1
Book Stores 1
Car Washes 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Collection Agencies 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Computer Training 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Consumer Lending 1
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 3
Direct Mail Advertising 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electrical Contractors 3
Engineering Services 3
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 2
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 6
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Flooring Contractors 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
General Automotive Repair 5
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Internet Service Providers 1
Janitorial Services 5
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Landscaping Services 10
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Linen Supply 1
Luggage and Leather Goods Stores 1
Machine Shops 1
Masonry Contractors 4
Mattress Manufacturing 1
Mineral Wool Manufacturing 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
New Car Dealers 1
Office Administrative Services 6
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Paint and Coating Manufacturing 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 7
Periodical Publishers 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Petroleum Refineries 3
Public Relations Agencies 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 3
Remediation Services 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 6
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 2
Roofing Contractors 3
Sales Financing 1
Security Guards and Patrol Services 2
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 6
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Spring (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 2
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wood Preservation 2

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Woods Cross Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Utah. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Woods Cross.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Selecting a Name For Your Venture

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Company.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Woods Cross, it's imperative that you check now that no other Utah company is using the business name you want to use.

Company Formation in Woods Cross, Utah

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The principal 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 corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Utah, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Utah. In fact, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. 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'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 How to Incorporate. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Woods Cross, Utah, our information on Incorporating in Utah may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Utah.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Utah.

Marketing Your New Venture

To grow your Woods Cross business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your business achieving its goals.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Marketing Basics discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good business owners know that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

With your business being located in Woods Cross, Utah, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Utah educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Woods Cross entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Woods Cross, Utah

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