January 26, 2021  
 
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  Gordon, Nebraska Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Gordon, Nebraska

Need help starting a business in Gordon, Nebraska? We've got the information you need to open a business in Gordon.

Gordon, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 972
5-9 Employees 468
10-19 Employees 198
20-49 Employees 90
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 18
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Gordon Businesses 1746

As a new Gordon entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Gordon 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 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Beauty Salons 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Computer and Software Stores 1
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Family Clothing Stores 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 2
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Meat Markets 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Quick Printing 1
Radio Stations 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Tax Preparation Services 2
Temporary Shelters 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1

What About Buying an Existing Gordon Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Nebraska. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Gordon.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Choosing a Business Name

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.

Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Gordon, it's very important that you make sure no other Nebraska company is using the business name you want to use.

Company Formation in Gordon, Nebraska

It's very important that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. 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 corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. 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, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Nebraska. 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'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 Incorporating Online. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Gordon, Nebraska, our information on Incorporating in Nebraska may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Nebraska.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

Having a business plan is critical to the health of your new business. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Marketing Your New Business

Whether your goal is to attract Gordon customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your succeeding.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Planning an Event 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.

Now It's Up To You

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

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

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

 

 

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