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Open a Business in Wyoming, Rhode Island

Need help starting a business in Wyoming, Rhode Island? We've got the information you need to open a business in Wyoming.

Which Business to Choose?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Good Business Ideas.

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 Starting a Dance Club guide or our Starting a Tatoo Parlor guide.

Always keep in mind that your new business will be in Wyoming. Some businesses will do better in Wyoming than others. Make sure you fully understand Wyoming demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Wyoming, Rhode Island Demographic Information

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

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

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 Wyoming Businesses

As a new Wyoming entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Wyoming 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Beauty Salons
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Car Washes
Civic and Social Organizations
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Electronic Shopping
Engineering Services
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Framing Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hardware Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Janitorial Services
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Marketing Consulting Services
Motorcycle Dealers
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Optometrists
Paint and Wallpaper Stores
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Savings Institutions
Site Preparation Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Sporting Goods Stores
Tire Dealers
Used Merchandise Stores
Veterinary Services

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Wyoming, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.

Our advice is to look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Benefits of Owning A Franchise. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Subway Franchises and Starbucks Franchises. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Accounting Franchises and Moving Franchises.

Note on Wyoming Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Wyoming, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Naming the Business

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.

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.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Wyoming, it's very important that you make sure no Rhode Island company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Forming a Company in Wyoming, Rhode Island

It's very important that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

When forming a company, you will decide among many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporation 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. If you are starting a business in Rhode Island, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Rhode Island. In fact, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. 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 Registered Agents. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Wyoming, Rhode Island, our web page covering Incorporating in Rhode Island may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Rhode Island.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is vital in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Free Business Plan Templates. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Rhode Island.

Marketing Your New Business

To grow your Wyoming business, you need a solid marketing plan.

You can learn plenty about marketing on our site. Dealing with Angry Customers is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

What's Next?

You have a dream -- starting a business in Wyoming. 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.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Wyoming 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.

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