August 12, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Tennessee Entrepreneurs  
  Celina, Tennessee Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Celina, Tennessee

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

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Most new businesses fail, in part because the founder did not have the perseverance and abilities that are necessary to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

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:

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Celina. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a 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. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read 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 an Architectural Support Services Business guide or our Starting a Media Consultants Business guide.

Remember that your new startup will be located in Celina. Some businesses will do better in Celina than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Celina demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Celina, Tennessee Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 522
5-9 Employees 162
10-19 Employees 153
20-49 Employees 27
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 9
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Celina Businesses 891

As a new Celina entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Celina 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
Ambulance Services 1
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
General Automotive Repair 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Home Centers 1
Industrial Design Services 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 4
Marinas 2
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Recreational Goods Rental 1
Sawmills 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Tax Preparation Services 2
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 2
Tobacco Stores 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Celina and it becomes clear that purchasing a franchise is a common way to get started as an entrepreneur. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

Most business experts recommend that you investigate buying a franchise. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including Growth Trends in Franchising. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include Heits Building Services, Inc. and Java Dave's Coffee. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Retail Franchises and Frozen Yogurt Franchises.

Note on Celina Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Celina, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Celina Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Tennessee. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Celina.

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

Bring in Revenues

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Celina business to do well.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Hiring Telemarketing Firms to Generate Sales Leads 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.

Next Steps

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

We are here to help Celina businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Celina 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 Celina, Tennessee

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

 

 

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