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Starting a Business in Eden, Texas

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

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Running your own business is difficult, much more challenging 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 Eden. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Eden, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

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 Eden Businesses

As a new Eden entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Eden 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
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Electric Power Distribution
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Facilities Support Services
Food Service Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
General Warehousing and Storage
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Libraries and Archives
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Sign Manufacturing
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Women's Clothing Stores

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Eden, you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our advice is to consider franchising as an option. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including Credit and Franchise Purchasing. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include Valu Auto Care Centers and The Pizza Ranch. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Children Arts Programs Franchises and Coffee Shop Franchises.

Note on Eden Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Eden, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Should You Buy an Existing Eden Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Texas. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Eden.

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

Startup Financing Basics

Raising money to fund your new Eden business will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Eden entrepreneurs who need startup capital, you'll want to take a look at our List of Texas Angel Investors and our List of Texas Venture Capital Firms.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

The best entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Eden, Texas, you should get information on some of the many programs available at nearby Texas universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any Eden networking organizations.

Next Steps

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Eden and throughout the United States . 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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