August 12, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Montana Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Eureka, Montana

Contemplating starting a business in Eureka, Montana? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Eureka.

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

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 Opening an Immigration Law Attorneys Firm guide or our Starting a Business Accountants Business guide.

Remember that Eureka is the place where you are starting a business. If Eureka already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Make sure you fully understand Eureka demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Eureka, Montana Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 2583
5-9 Employees 1080
10-19 Employees 486
20-49 Employees 162
50-99 Employees 54
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Eureka Businesses 4365

As a new Eureka entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Eureka 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
Ambulance Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Book Publishers 1
Business Associations 1
Car Washes 2
Casino Hotels 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Convenience Stores 1
Couriers 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 3
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Logging 10
Mail-Order Houses 1
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 1
Offices of Optometrists 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Sawmills 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Collection 1
Support Activities for Forestry 2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Truss Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Eureka, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Multi-Unit Franchising. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Papa Murphy's Pizza Franchise and The Maids Home Services. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Sports Franchises and Carpet Retail Franchises.

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

Forming a Company in Eureka, Montana

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. If you are starting a business in Montana, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Montana. 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 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 should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Eureka, Montana, our information on Incorporating in Montana may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Montana.

Bring in Revenues

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Eureka business, you need to focus on sales.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Anticipating Prospect Responses is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

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

Given that you are starting a business in Eureka, Montana, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Montana educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Eureka entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

We are here to help Eureka businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Eureka, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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