January 24, 2021  
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Start a Business in Dallas, Georgia

Are you starting a business in Dallas, Georgia? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Dallas.

Do You Have What It Takes?

An entrepreneurial life is hard work, much harder than working as an employee. Are you certain you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Dallas. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

What Type of Business Should You Start?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Free 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 Starting a Duct & Duct Fittings Business guide or our Starting a Loan Schedules Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in Dallas. If Dallas already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Don't forget to review Dallas demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Dallas, Georgia Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 10549
5-9 Employees 3339
10-19 Employees 1932
20-49 Employees 1113
50-99 Employees 252
100-249 Employees 63
250-499 Employees 21
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Dallas Businesses 17269

As a new Dallas entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Dallas 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
Adhesive Manufacturing 1
Advertising Agencies 2
Aircraft Manufacturing 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 3
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 4
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 2
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 2
Car Washes 3
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 11
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Collection Agencies 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 5
Consumer Lending 2
Convenience Stores 2
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Credit Unions 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing 1
Dental Laboratories 1
Dimension Stone Mining and Quarrying 1
Document Preparation Services 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 6
Electric Power Distribution 2
Electrical Contractors 27
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 6
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 4
Facilities Support Services 1
Fine Arts Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 10
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 4
Floor Covering Stores 3
Flooring Contractors 4
Florists 4
Food Service Contractors 2
Framing Contractors 2
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 15
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 3
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 7
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Graphic Design Services 6
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 2
Industrial Design Services 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 11
Investigation Services 1
Investment Advice 1
Iron and Steel Mills 1
Janitorial Services 7
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Land Subdivision 4
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 26
Limited-Service Restaurants 21
Logging 2
Luggage Manufacturing 1
Machine Shops 4
Marinas 1
Marketing Consulting Services 3
Masonry Contractors 8
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 3
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
New Car Dealers 5
New Housing Operative Builders 5
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 9
Offices of Dentists 11
Offices of Lawyers 12
Offices of Optometrists 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 7
Paperboard Mills 1
Parking Lots and Garages 1
Payroll Services 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 2
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 7
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Political Organizations 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 2
Real Estate Credit 1
Repossession Services 1
Residential Property Managers 3
Residential Remodelers 11
Roofing Contractors 1
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 2
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 2
Siding Contractors 3
Site Preparation Contractors 14
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Collection 9
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Temporary Shelters 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Tire Dealers 3
Translation and Interpretation Services 2
Truss Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 3
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 5
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 8
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Yarn Spinning Mills 2

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Dallas Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Georgia. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Dallas.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Company Formation in Dallas, Georgia

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will protect you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Georgia, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Georgia. In fact, you are allowed to 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's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Registered Agents. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Dallas, Georgia, our information on Incorporating in Georgia may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Georgia.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Dallas business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. 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 How Much Venture Capital Is There?.

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

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Dallas, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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