Nebraska Business Startup Guides
Opening a Business in Columbus, Nebraska
Contemplating starting a business in Columbus, Nebraska? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Columbus.
Columbus, Nebraska Demographic Information
Columbus has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Columbus demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Columbus.
As a new Columbus entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Columbus 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.
Should You Franchise?
As you drive around Columbus, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?
We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including Franchising Pros and Cons. 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.
Representative franchise opportunities include Planet Fitness and Steak-Out Franchising, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Dry Cleaning & Laundry Franchises and Kid Friendly Franchises.
Note on Columbus Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Columbus, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.
Have You Considered Buying an Existing Columbus Business?
An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Nebraska. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Columbus.
For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Buying a Business.
Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan
A business plan is essential to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Failure to write 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 Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.
Marketing Your New Business
To grow your Columbus business, you need a excellent marketing plan.
There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Making the Most of Trade Shows discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.
Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge
Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.
Given that you are starting a business in Columbus, Nebraska, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Nebraska universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any networking organizations for Columbus entrepreneurs.
Most new Columbus businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.
From this point on, you control your own destiny.
We are here to help Columbus businesses to be successful. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.
More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Columbus, Nebraska
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Columbus.
- Resources for Columbus, Nebraska Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Columbus entrepreneurs.
- Nebraska Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Nebraska.
- Nebraska Small Business Development Center - Nebraska Small Business Development Centers provided start-up, management and technical assistance to Nebraska entrepreneurs and Nebraska small business owners from offices throughout the state.
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