April 24, 2019  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Iowa Entrepreneurs  
  Schaller, Iowa Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Schaller, Iowa

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

Are You Ready for the Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur?

Before you get too far along in the process, assess your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Schaller. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • Peruse Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

Which Business to Choose?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

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 How to Start a Paddle Tennis Court Construction Business guide or our How to Start a Book Publishers Business guide.

Remember that you are opening your new business in Schaller. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Schaller. Only by spending some time analyzing Schaller demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Schaller, Iowa Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 63
5-9 Employees 12
10-19 Employees 15
20-49 Employees 9
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Schaller Businesses 99

As a new Schaller entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Schaller 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
Amusement Arcades 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
Janitorial Services 1
Machine Shops 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Schaller and 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.

We highly recommend you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including How to Franchise. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Abrakadoodle and Minuteman Press International, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Carpet Retail Franchises and Home Inspection Franchises.

Note on Schaller Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Schaller.

Company Formation in Schaller, Iowa

A critical step is ensuring that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. 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 traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

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 Iowa, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Iowa. In fact, you are allowed to 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'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 Piercing the Corporate Veil. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Schaller, Iowa, our information on Incorporating in Iowa may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Iowa.

Raising Funding for Your Company

Getting your Schaller business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled SBIR Funding.

For Schaller entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Iowa Angel Investors and our List of Iowa Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Company

To grow your Schaller business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

You can learn all about marketing on our site. Exhibiting at Tradeshows 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.

Never Give Up

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

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Schaller, Iowa

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

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