August 12, 2020  
 
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Starting a Business in Hebron, Nebraska

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

What Type of Business Should You Start?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Good Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start an Exterior House & Building Washing Business guide or our How to Start a Snowboards Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide.

Always keep in mind that Hebron is the place where you are starting a business. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Hebron. Make sure you fully understand Hebron demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Hebron, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1368
5-9 Employees 456
10-19 Employees 168
20-49 Employees 96
50-99 Employees 24
100-249 Employees 48
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Hebron Businesses 2160

As a new Hebron entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Hebron 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Cheese Manufacturing 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
General Automotive Repair 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 1
Machine Shops 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 2
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 4
Offices of Optometrists 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Savings Institutions 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Tire Dealers 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Hebron, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.

Most business experts recommend that you investigate buying a franchise. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as Franchisees Versus Licensees. 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 Property Damage Appraisers and Companion Connection Senior Care. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Children's Fitness Franchises and Party Supply Franchises.

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

Is Buying an Existing Hebron Business a Good Strategy?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Nebraska. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Hebron.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Buying a Business.

Startup Financing Basics

Raising money to fund your new Hebron business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Take advantage of our many articles on finding startup capital, such as Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Hebron entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, we have assembled a List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Hebron customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. How to Market to Accountants and CPAs is a good read to get your marketing creativity flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

The Art of Selling

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Hebron or are selling to customers throughout Nebraska, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Hiring Telemarketing Firms to Generate Sales Leads offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in Hebron. 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.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Hebron and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Hebron 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 Hebron, Nebraska

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

 

 

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