January 19, 2021  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Nebraska Entrepreneurs  
  Benkelman, Nebraska Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Benkelman, Nebraska

Need help starting a business in Benkelman, Nebraska? We've got the information you need to open a business in Benkelman.

What Business to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read 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 Starting a Café guide or our How to Start an Italian Foods Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide.

Always keep in mind that your new business will be in Benkelman. Some businesses will do better in Benkelman than others. Don't forget to review Benkelman demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Benkelman, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 129
5-9 Employees 30
10-19 Employees 21
20-49 Employees 0
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Benkelman Businesses 186

As a new Benkelman entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Benkelman 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
Amusement Arcades 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Community Food Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Natural Gas Distribution 2
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Savings Institutions 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Benkelman Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Nebraska. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Benkelman.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Naming the Business

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.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Business.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in Benkelman, it's imperative that you check now that no Nebraska company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Obtaining startup financing for your Benkelman business is a difficult chore. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Cash Advances.

For Benkelman entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, you'll want to take a look at our List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Promoting Your New Company

To grow your Benkelman business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Sponsoring Local Events discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Moving Forward

Most new Benkelman businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Benkelman, Nebraska

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