January 15, 2021  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Nebraska Entrepreneurs  
  Chadron, Nebraska Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Chadron, Nebraska

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

Chadron, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 419
5-9 Employees 177
10-19 Employees 78
20-49 Employees 48
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Chadron Businesses 734

As a new Chadron entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Chadron 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
Apprenticeship Training 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Book Stores 1
Bowling Centers 2
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Claims Adjusting 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commodity Contracts Brokerage 1
Computer and Software Stores 3
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Document Preparation Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Electrical Contractors 3
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
Engineering Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 3
Full-Service Restaurants 8
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 4
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Centers 2
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Household Appliance Stores 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Investment Advice 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Logging 1
Masonry Contractors 2
Medical Laboratories 2
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Museums 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 6
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 5
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Passenger Car Rental 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Radio Stations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 2
Residential Remodelers 7
Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 3
Tax Preparation Services 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Tire Dealers 3
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 4
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 2

Should You Franchise?

As you drive around Chadron, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our advice is to evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. We have many articles on franchises, such as How to Get More Franchisees. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include Golf Etc and HomeVestors. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Tanning Franchises and Healthcare Services Franchises.

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

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is vital in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, 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.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Outsourcing. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Chadron business is a difficult chore. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Find Start-Up Capital.

For Chadron entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, we have assembled a List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Bring in Revenues

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

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

How to Build and Motivate a Sales Team is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

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

As an entrepreneur who lives in Chadron, Nebraska, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Nebraska universities, colleges and community colleges. We also recommend you look into networking groups or organizations in which Chadron entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Chadron and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Chadron 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 Chadron, Nebraska

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



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