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Start a Business in Emory, Texas

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

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Evaluating Your Idea.

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 Boat Windows Business guide or our How to Start a Church Construction & Contractors Business guide.

Remember that starting a business in Emory has some implications. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Emory. Study Emory demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Emory, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

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 Emory Businesses

As a new Emory entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Emory 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Business Associations
Civic and Social Organizations
Community Food Services
Convenience Stores
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers
Electric Power Distribution
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Freight Transportation Arrangement
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Furniture Stores
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Investment Advice
Janitorial Services
Land Subdivision
Limited-Service Restaurants
Newspaper Publishers
Nonresidential Property Managers
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Residential Remodelers
Site Preparation Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Sporting Goods Stores
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Tour Operators
Used Car Dealers
Veterinary Services
Video Tape and Disc Rental
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Emory and you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Versus Business Opportunity. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Comet Cleaners and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as ATM Franchises and Home Repair Franchises.

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

Naming the Company

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Company.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Emory, it's critical that you ensure that no other Texas company is using the business name you want to use.

Forming a Company in Emory, Texas

It's essential that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

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

Incorporation 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 Texas, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Texas. As it turns out, you can 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 Piercing the Corporate Veil. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Emory, Texas, our information on Incorporating in Texas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Texas.

Marketing Your New Business

To rise above the crowd in Emory 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. Holiday-Powered Marketing is an article that will generate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

The best business owners recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

With your business being located in Emory, Texas, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Texas universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Emory entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Emory and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Emory entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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