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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.
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.
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.
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.
More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Emory, Texas
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Emory.
- Resources for Emory, Texas Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Emory 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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