August 8, 2020  
 
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  Browerville, Minnesota Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Browerville, Minnesota

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

Browerville, Minnesota Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 96
5-9 Employees 48
10-19 Employees 18
20-49 Employees 6
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Browerville Businesses 171

As a new Browerville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Browerville 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Cafeterias 1
Car Washes 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Hardware Stores 2
Home Health Care Services 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Investigation Services 1
Machine Shops 1
Meat Markets 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Racetracks 1
Residential Property Managers 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1

Naming the Company

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Browerville, it's very important that you make sure no Minnesota company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Forming a Company in Browerville, Minnesota

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. If you are starting a business in Minnesota, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Minnesota. In fact, you can 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 are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Getting an EIN. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Browerville, Minnesota, our web page covering Incorporating in Minnesota may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Minnesota.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is essential to the health of your new business. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Minnesota.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Obtaining startup financing for your Browerville business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Browerville entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, check out our List of Minnesota Angel Investors and our List of Minnesota Venture Capital Firms.

The Art of Selling

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Browerville or are selling to customers throughout Minnesota, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Selling on the Phone is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Moving Forward

You have a dream -- starting a business in Browerville. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Browerville, Minnesota

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

 

 

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