August 3, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Nebraska Entrepreneurs  
  Bloomfield, Nebraska Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Bloomfield, Nebraska

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

Being an entrepreneur is demanding, and can be orders of magnitude more strenuous than working as an employee. Are you certain you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

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

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Bloomfield. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • Take a look at The Entrepreneurial Personality. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Reach out to a trusted acquaintance. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

What Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Finding Your Niche in Life.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start a Manufacturing Production Business guide or our Starting a Sinks Business guide.

Remember that Bloomfield is the place where you are starting a business. Some businesses will do better in Bloomfield than others. A critical consideration is whether Bloomfield demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Bloomfield, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1080
5-9 Employees 216
10-19 Employees 189
20-49 Employees 27
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 27
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Bloomfield Businesses 1539

As a new Bloomfield entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Bloomfield 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Savings Institutions 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Veterinary Services 1

Choosing 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.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

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

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Bloomfield, it's critical that you ensure that your company name has not already been claimed by another Nebraska business.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is essential in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Indeed, 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 Business Plan Mistakes. You should also take advantage of free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Raising money to fund your new Bloomfield 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 raising money, such as Attracting Investors.

For Bloomfield 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.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

The best entrepreneurs know that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Bloomfield, Nebraska, you should get information on some of the learning programs at local Nebraska educational institutions. You should also check if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Bloomfield entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Bloomfield, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Bloomfield and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Bloomfield 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 Bloomfield, Nebraska

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

 

 

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