Arizona Business Startup Guides
Opening a Business in Yuma, Arizona
Contemplating starting a business in Yuma, Arizona? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Yuma.
Yuma, Arizona Demographic Information
Yuma has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Yuma demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Yuma.
As a new Yuma entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Yuma 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.
Have You Considered Buying an Existing Yuma Business?
If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Arizona. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Yuma.
For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.
Naming the Company
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 need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.
Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Company.
As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Yuma, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another Arizona business.
Getting Money to Start a Business
Raising money to fund your new Yuma business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.
To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as 504 Loans.
Marketing Your New Startup
To grow your Yuma business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your succeeding.
There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Pricing is a good read to get your marketing thoughts flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.
Being able to sell is a key enabler to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Yuma or are selling to customers throughout Arizona, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.
Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.
You have a dream -- starting a business in Yuma. 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 Yuma and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Yuma, neighborhood development and overall economic health.
More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Yuma, Arizona
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Yuma.
- Resources for Yuma, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Yuma 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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