August 8, 2020  
 
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Starting a Business in George, Iowa

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

George, Iowa Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 216
5-9 Employees 30
10-19 Employees 24
20-49 Employees 18
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All George Businesses 300

As a new George entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in George 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
Businesses
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 2
Beauty Salons 1
Cafeterias 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Florists 2
Full-Service Restaurants 2
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

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

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Multi-Unit Franchising. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Sample franchise opportunities include SHIELD Security Systems and Gold's Gym Franchising. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Home Décor Franchises and Mexican Restaurant Franchises.

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

Is Buying an Existing George Business a Good Strategy?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Iowa. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in George.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Naming the Business

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.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

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

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in George, it's critical that you ensure that you will be the only Iowa company using the business name you have chosen.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your George business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Attracting Investors.

For George entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, browse our List of Iowa Angel Investors and our List of Iowa Venture Capital Firms.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in George, Iowa, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Iowa educational institutions. We also recommend you look into networking organizations for George entrepreneurs.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in George, 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 George 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in George, Iowa

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in George.

  • Resources for George, Iowa Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist George entrepreneurs.
  • Iowa Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Iowa.
  • Iowa Small Business Development Center - The Iowa SBDC conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses. They provide comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. This is a great resource for Iowa entrepreneurs!
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