August 3, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Nevada Entrepreneurs  
  Henderson, Nevada Resources for Entrepreneurs is a daily online magazine covering small business news. We help entrepreneurs transform ideas and innovations into greatness.

Open a Business in Henderson, Nevada

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

Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

Being an entrepreneur is hard work, much harder than working as an employee. Are you positive you are ready to take on this challenge?

With so much at stake when you start a business, we strongly recommend you do the following before you proceed:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Henderson. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

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 Free Business Ideas.

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 Starting an Advertising Personnel Recruiting Business guide or our Opening a Real Estate Information Reports Business guide.

Don't forget that you are opening your new business in Henderson. Some businesses will do better in Henderson than others. Don't forget to review Henderson demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Henderson, Nevada Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 91152
5-9 Employees 27684
10-19 Employees 18288
20-49 Employees 13608
50-99 Employees 5040
100-249 Employees 3492
250-499 Employees 540
500-999 Employees 180
1000+ Employees 108
All Henderson Businesses 160092

As a new Henderson entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Henderson 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
Advertising Agencies 13
Air Traffic Control 1
Alkalies and Chlorine Manufacturing 1
Amusement Arcades 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 5
Apprenticeship Training 1
Architectural Services 12
Art Dealers 3
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 7
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 15
Automotive Transmission Repair 5
Baked Goods Stores 3
Barber Shops 4
Beauty Salons 49
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Boat Dealers 7
Book Publishers 1
Book Stores 8
Building Inspection Services 3
Business Associations 5
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 2
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 2
Canvas and Related Product Mills 1
Car Washes 9
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 17
Casino Hotels 5
Casinos (except Casino Hotels) 14
Caterers 6
Charter Bus Industry 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 25
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 6
Civic and Social Organizations 5
Claims Adjusting 3
Clothing Accessories Stores 6
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 3
Collection Agencies 3
Commercial Bakeries 1
Commercial Gravure Printing 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 2
Commercial Photography 4
Commercial Screen Printing 3
Commodity Contracts Dealing 1
Computer and Software Stores 9
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 30
Concrete Pipe Manufacturing 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 4
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 3
Consumer Lending 11
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 12
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 9
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 1
Credit Unions 7
Custom Computer Programming Services 32
Dental Laboratories 4
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 12
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 1
Digital Printing 2
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 7
Direct Mail Advertising 7
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 13
Directory and Mailing List Publishers 3
Discount Department Stores 4
Document Preparation Services 8
Drafting Services 5
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 20
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 14
Educational Support Services 2
Electric Power Distribution 4
Electrical Contractors 37
Electronic Shopping 9
Elementary and Secondary Schools 8
Emergency and Other Relief Services 1
Employment Placement Agencies 6
Engineering Services 31
Environmental Consulting Services 2
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 5
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 20
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 16
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 8
Finish Carpentry Contractors 16
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 26
Flight Training 2
Floor Covering Stores 3
Flooring Contractors 7
Florists 10
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 8
Footwear Merchant Wholesalers 1
Formal Wear and Costume Rental 2
Framing Contractors 13
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Full-Service Restaurants 111
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 4
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 2
Furniture Stores 21
General Automotive Repair 24
General Freight Trucking, Local 6
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
General Warehousing and Storage 4
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 21
Glass and Glazing Contractors 6
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 7
Grantmaking Foundations 4
Graphic Design Services 17
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 2
Hardware Manufacturing 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 5
Hardware Stores 5
HMO Medical Centers 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 8
Home Centers 4
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2
Home Health Care Services 7
Homes for the Elderly 5
Household Appliance Stores 3
Industrial Building Construction 3
Industrial Design Services 2
Industrial Launderers 4
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 79
Interior Design Services 7
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 2
Internet Service Providers 8
Investigation Services 4
Investment Advice 18
Janitorial Services 57
Jewelry Stores 20
Junior Colleges 2
Land Subdivision 10
Landscape Architectural Services 5
Landscaping Services 79
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 9
Lime Manufacturing 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 154
Limousine Service 4
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 3
Locksmiths 1
Machine Shops 4
Mail-Order Houses 6
Marinas 1
Marketing Consulting Services 33
Masonry Contractors 16
Meat Markets 2
Media Buying Agencies 2
Media Representatives 1
Medical Laboratories 5
Men's Clothing Stores 4
Mineral Wool Manufacturing 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 13
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 47
Motion Picture and Video Production 6
Motor Vehicle Towing 3
Motorcycle Dealers 5
Musical Groups and Artists 6
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 4
Nail Salons 6
Natural Gas Distribution 2
New Car Dealers 16
New Housing Operative Builders 11
Newspaper Publishers 6
Nonresidential Property Managers 6
Nursing Care Facilities 4
Office Administrative Services 27
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 4
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 16
Offices of Chiropractors 36
Offices of Dentists 103
Offices of Lawyers 63
Offices of Optometrists 13
Offices of Other Holding Companies 11
Offices of Podiatrists 7
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 23
Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1
Optical Goods Stores 8
Packaging and Labeling Services 1
Packaging Machinery Manufacturing 1
Paging 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 3
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 16
Parking Lots and Garages 1
Passenger Car Leasing 1
Passenger Car Rental 4
Payroll Services 4
Periodical Publishers 8
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 5
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 8
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 22
Photography Studios, Portrait 7
Plastics Bag Manufacturing 2
Plastics Bottle Manufacturing 1
Political Organizations 1
Portfolio Management 15
Private Mail Centers 13
Professional Employer Organizations 2
Professional Organizations 3
Public Relations Agencies 6
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 4
Real Estate Credit 35
Real Estate Investment Trusts 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 3
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 1
Remediation Services 2
Repossession Services 2
Residential Property Managers 25
Residential Remodelers 24
Retail Bakeries 1
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 4
Rope, Cordage, and Twine Mills 1
Sales Financing 4
Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing 1
Savings Institutions 12
Securities Brokerage 16
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Shoe Stores 20
Sign Manufacturing 3
Site Preparation Contractors 20
Skiing Facilities 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 36
Soft Drink Manufacturing 1
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 2
Sound Recording Studios 1
Sporting Goods Stores 17
Sports and Recreation Instruction 10
Support Activities for Forestry 2
Tax Preparation Services 15
Taxi Service 1
Telecommunications Resellers 2
Telemarketing Bureaus 2
Television Broadcasting 1
Temporary Help Services 10
Temporary Shelters 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 11
Tire Dealers 8
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 6
Tobacco Stores 3
Tour Operators 3
Translation and Interpretation Services 1
Travel Agencies 14
Used Car Dealers 3
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 5
Vending Machine Operators 3
Veterinary Services 15
Video Tape and Disc Rental 11
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 2
Voluntary Health Organizations 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 3
Web Search Portals 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 31
Window Treatment Stores 5
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 14
Women's Clothing Stores 24
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Henderson Business?

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

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

Forming a Company in Henderson, Nevada

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 corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

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 Nevada, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Nevada. In fact, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. 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 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 How to Incorporate. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Henderson, Nevada, our information on Incorporating in Nevada may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Nevada.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

Whether your goal is to attract Henderson customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a great marketing plan.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Billboard Advertising Best Practices is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

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

Interviews With Henderson Entrepreneurs

Here, we'll keep a running list of interviews we've had with Henderson entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Henderson businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Henderson 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 Henderson, Nevada

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

  • Resources for Henderson, Nevada Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Henderson entrepreneurs.
  • Nevada Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Nevada.
  • Nevada Small Business Development Center - The Nevada Small Business Development Center is a statewide business assistance outreach program of the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. They provide an abundance of free and low cost information, assistance, counseling and training for Nevada Businesses.



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