February 15, 2019  
 
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  Dyersville, Iowa Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Dyersville, Iowa

Contemplating starting a business in Dyersville, Iowa? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Dyersville.

Dyersville, Iowa Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 408
5-9 Employees 162
10-19 Employees 105
20-49 Employees 57
50-99 Employees 18
100-249 Employees 21
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Dyersville Businesses 771

As a new Dyersville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Dyersville 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
Ambulance Services 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Beauty Salons 2
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Community Food Services 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Credit Unions 2
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 5
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Florists 2
Framing Contractors 2
Full-Service Restaurants 10
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 3
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 4
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 2
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 11
Internet Service Providers 1
Janitorial Services 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 3
Limited-Service Restaurants 6
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 3
Locksmiths 1
Logging 1
Machine Shops 1
Mail-Order Houses 2
Masonry Contractors 1
Medical Laboratories 1
New Car Dealers 3
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 4
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Remediation Services 1
Residential Remodelers 4
Retail Bakeries 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Truss Manufacturing 2
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Dyersville Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Iowa. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Dyersville.

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

Forming a Company in Dyersville, Iowa

A critical step is ensuring 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.

When forming a company, you will select one of many company types, such as a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporation 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 Iowa, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Iowa. In fact, you can 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 Offshore Company Formation. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Dyersville, Iowa, our web page covering Incorporating in Iowa may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Iowa.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is essential in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, 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.

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Iowa.

Raising Capital for Your Startup

Obtaining startup financing for your Dyersville business is a difficult chore. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as 504 Loans.

For Dyersville entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, browse our List of Iowa Angel Investors and our List of Iowa Venture Capital Firms.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Dyersville, Iowa, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby Iowa universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your learning is to investigate Dyersville networking organizations.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Dyersville and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Dyersville entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Dyersville, Iowa

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

  • Resources for Dyersville, Iowa Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Dyersville entrepreneurs.
  • Iowa Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Iowa.
  • Iowa Small Business Development Center - The Iowa SBDC conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses. They provide comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. This is a great resource for Iowa entrepreneurs!
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