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Open a Business in Dodge, Nebraska

Need help starting a business in Dodge, Nebraska? We've got the information you need to open a business in Dodge.

Dodge, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Dodge Businesses

As a new Dodge entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Dodge 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
Beauty Salons
Bowling Centers
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing
Full-Service Restaurants
General Freight Trucking, Local
Hardware Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Masonry Contractors
New Car Dealers
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Dentists
Residential Remodelers
Retail Bakeries
School and Employee Bus Transportation
Site Preparation Contractors
Veterinary Services

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Dodge and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Franchise Law. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include 1-800-DRYCARPET Carpet Cleaning and Hair Saloon For Men. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Soccer Franchises and Bakery Franchises.

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

Forming a Company in Dodge, Nebraska

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will separate you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Nebraska, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Nebraska. As it turns out, you are allowed to incorporate wherever you want. 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 Incorporation Advice. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Dodge, Nebraska, our information on Incorporating in Nebraska may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Nebraska.

The Role of the Business Plan

Writing a business plan is essential 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 will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Marketing Your New Company

To rise above the crowd in Dodge and build your business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Advertising Campaigns is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Bring in Revenues

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

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Mastering the Complex Sale is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Moving Forward

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Dodge 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.

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