January 24, 2021  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Nebraska Entrepreneurs  
  Gering, Nebraska Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Gering, Nebraska

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

Will You Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Before you get too far along in the process, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Gering. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Gering, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 416
5-9 Employees 159
10-19 Employees 84
20-49 Employees 75
50-99 Employees 24
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Gering Businesses 767

As a new Gering entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Gering 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 2
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 2
Bowling Centers 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 4
Civic and Social Organizations 5
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 1
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Dental Laboratories 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 6
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3
Finish Carpentry Contractors 3
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 9
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Rental Centers 2
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 1
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 6
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Meat Markets 1
Museums 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Lawyers 6
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Retail Bakeries 1
Roofing Contractors 1
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Landfill 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Television Broadcasting 2
Tire Dealers 2
Tortilla Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Vending Machine Operators 1
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2

Company Formation in Gering, Nebraska

It's essential that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. The primary advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal 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. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Nebraska, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Nebraska. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There's a lot to know about 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 Gering, Nebraska, our information on Incorporating in Nebraska may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Nebraska.

Don't Skip the Business Plan

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Simply put, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Presentations. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Gering business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Borrowing Money from Friends and Family.

For Gering entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, we have assembled a List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Startup

To grow your Gering business, you need a solid marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Sponsoring Local Events is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Good entrepreneurs know that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Gering, Nebraska, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Nebraska educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Gering entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

What's Next?

You have a dream -- starting a business in Gering. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Gering and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Gering 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 Gering, Nebraska

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