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Opening a Business in Arthur, Nebraska

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

Will You Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Before quitting your day job, take inventory of 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.

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Arthur. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Which Business to Choose?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Free Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Hindu Temple guide or our Starting a Wineries Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Arthur has some implications. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Arthur. Study Arthur demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Arthur, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

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 Arthur Businesses

As a new Arthur entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Arthur 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
General Automotive Repair
Newspaper Publishers
Residential Remodelers

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Visit the business district of Arthur and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as The Franchising Process. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Sample franchise opportunities include AmeriStop and Roto-Static International. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Carpet Care Franchises and Deli Restaurant Franchises.

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

Picking a Company Name

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.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Arthur, it's very important that you make sure no other Nebraska company is using the business name you want to use.

The Role of the Business Plan

Having a business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your Arthur business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Arthur entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, check out our List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

What's Next?

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Arthur and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Arthur, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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