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Opening a Business in Dublin, Texas
Contemplating starting a business in Dublin, Texas? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Dublin.
What Type of Business Should You 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 Good Business Ideas.
If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Millwork Dealers Business guide or our Opening an Orthoscopy Surgeons Business guide.
Remember that your new startup will be located in Dublin. If Dublin already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Don't forget to review Dublin demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.
Dublin, Texas Demographic Information
Dublin has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Dublin demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Dublin.
As a new Dublin entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Dublin 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.
Choosing a Company Name
Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.
Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?
For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.
As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Dublin, it's very important that you make sure no other Texas company is using the business name you want to use.
Company Formation in Dublin, Texas
A critical step is ensuring that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Without a legal structure for the business, you can be held personally liable for the actions, debts and obligations of your company.
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 Texas, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Texas. In fact, you can incorporate wherever you want. 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 Nevada Incorporation. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Dublin, Texas, our information on Incorporating in Texas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Texas.
Getting Money to Start a Business
Getting your Dublin business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.
Take advantage of our many articles on raising money, such as 504 Loans.
Marketing Your New Venture
Whether your goal is to attract Dublin customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a solid marketing plan.
We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Six Tips for Getting Customer Testimonials is a good read to get your marketing thoughts flowing. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.
The Art of Selling
Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Dublin or are selling to customers throughout Texas, 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.
Now It's Up To You
You have a dream -- starting a business in Dublin. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.
From this point on, you control your own destiny.
This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Dublin and elsewhere to achieve real success. 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 Dublin, Texas
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Dublin.
- Resources for Dublin, Texas Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Dublin entrepreneurs.
- Texas Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Texas.
- Houston, Texas Small Business Development Center - Serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas through 14 business consulting and training centers, the Small Business Development Center Network contributes to the growth and prosperity of the Texas Gulf Coast communities.
- North Texas Small Business Development Center - The NTSBDC Network promotes small business success by providing management education.
- Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center - The Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center was established with Texas Tech University in 1986. This regional program serves over ninety thousand square miles including ninety-five counties with a population base of approximately 1.8 million people. This region is serviced by six centers located in Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland/Odessa, Abilene, Stephenville, and Wichita Falls.
- South-West Texas Border SBDC Network Texas Small Business Development Center - The South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides consulting and technical assistance to the small business community.
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