August 23, 2019  
 
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Start a Business in Moville, Iowa

Are you starting a business in Moville, Iowa? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Moville.

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

To determine whether you have what it takes to run a business, we recommend these three steps to help you decide:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Moville. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Moville, Iowa Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 72
5-9 Employees 57
10-19 Employees 21
20-49 Employees 9
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Moville Businesses 159

As a new Moville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Moville 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
Beauty Salons 1
Business Associations 1
Community Food Services 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Electric Power Distribution 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Janitorial Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1

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.

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.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Moville, it's very important that you make sure no Iowa company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Forming a Company in Moville, Iowa

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The primary advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

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, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Iowa. As it turns out, 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 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 Moville, Iowa, our web page covering Incorporating in Iowa may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Iowa.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

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

Take advantage of our many articles on finding startup capital, such as 504 Loans.

For Moville entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, you'll want to take a look at our List of Iowa Angel Investors and our List of Iowa Venture Capital Firms.

Promoting Your New Business

To rise above the crowd in Moville and build your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your beating the competition.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Technology Marketing 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.

How to Sell

Being able to sell is a key enabler to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Moville or are selling to customers throughout Iowa, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Cold Call Selling is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Next Steps

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Moville and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Moville 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 Moville, Iowa

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

  • Resources for Moville, Iowa Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Moville 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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