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Start a Business in Boutte, Louisiana

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

Are You Ready for Life as an Owner?

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

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Boutte. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • You should read Business Failure. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. 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 Good Business Ideas.

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 CDs, Tapes, & Records Manufacturers' Equipment & Supplies Business guide or our Opening an Observatory guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in Boutte. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Boutte. A critical consideration is whether Boutte demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Boutte, Louisiana Demographic Information

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

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

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 Boutte Businesses

As a new Boutte entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Boutte 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Automotive Transmission Repair
Beauty Salons
Business Associations
Child and Youth Services
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores
Consumer Lending
Credit Unions
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Fish and Seafood Markets
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Food Service Contractors
General Automotive Repair
General Rental Centers
Hardware Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Lawyers
Optical Goods Stores
Periodical Publishers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Photography Studios, Portrait
Site Preparation Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Tobacco Stores
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

As you drive around Boutte, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Is there a franchise opportunity out there that makes sense for you?

Our advice is to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Law. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Pro-Sight Property Inspections and Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Closet Design and Construction Franchises and Payroll Service Franchises.

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

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Boutte business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Take advantage of our many articles on securing funding, such as Borrowing Money from Friends and Family.

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

Promoting Your New Business

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

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. National TV Spot Advertising Rates is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

The best business owners know that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Boutte, Louisiana, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Louisiana universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Boutte entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in Boutte. 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 Boutte businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Boutte, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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