January 19, 2021  
 
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  Curtis, Nebraska Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Curtis, Nebraska

Thinking about starting a business in Curtis, Nebraska? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Curtis.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

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 Concrete Pumping Service & Equipment Business guide or our How to Start a Trenching Contractors Business guide.

Don't forget that your new business will be in Curtis. Some businesses will do better in Curtis than others. Study Curtis demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Curtis, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 84
5-9 Employees 24
10-19 Employees 12
20-49 Employees 3
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Curtis Businesses 126

As a new Curtis entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Curtis 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
Beauty Salons 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
General Automotive Repair 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Natural Gas Distribution 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Sales Financing 1
Tire Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Curtis, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Five Franchise Opportunities To Watch. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Sample franchise opportunities include Surface Specialists Systems and Infanthouse.com. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as B2B Franchises and Financial Services Franchises.

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

Is Buying an Existing Curtis Business a Good Strategy?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Nebraska. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Curtis.

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

Forming a Company in Curtis, Nebraska

It's very important that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

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 Nebraska, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Nebraska. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in the state of your choosing. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

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 Incorporating Online. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Curtis, Nebraska, our web page covering Incorporating in Nebraska may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Nebraska.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Indeed, 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.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Business Plan Software. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

What's Next?

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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

 

 

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