January 9, 2021  
 
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  Hickman, Nebraska Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Hickman, Nebraska

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

What Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Good Business Ideas.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Crushed Stone Business guide or our Opening a Group Medical Practice Business guide.

Don't forget that starting a business in Hickman has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Hickman than others. A critical consideration is whether Hickman demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Hickman, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 261
5-9 Employees 63
10-19 Employees 27
20-49 Employees 9
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Hickman Businesses 369

As a new Hickman entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Hickman 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 3
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Framing Contractors 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
Graphic Design Services 1
Landscaping Services 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Hickman, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you investigate buying a franchise. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as Buying a Franchise. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Pizza Delight and Bennigan's Grill & Tavern. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Rental Franchises and Dating Service Franchises.

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

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Obtaining startup financing for your Hickman business is not an easy task. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Investor Turnoffs.

For Hickman entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, you'll want to take a look at our List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Business

To rise above the crowd in Hickman and build your business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Seven Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Selling Tips

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Hickman business to do well.

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Tips on Customer Referrals is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Moving Forward

Most new Hickman businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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 Hickman and throughout the United States . We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Hickman, Nebraska

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

 

 

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