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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.
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.
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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