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Opening a Business in Howells, Nebraska

Contemplating starting a business in Howells, Nebraska? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Howells.

What Business to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Evaluating Your Idea.

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 Opening a Foundation Drilling & Boring Contractors Business guide or our How to Start a Newspaper Delivery Business guide.

Don't forget that starting a business in Howells has some implications. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Howells. Make sure you fully understand Howells demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Howells, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Howells Businesses

As a new Howells entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Howells 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Beauty Salons
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Floor Covering Stores
General Freight Trucking, Local
Homes for the Elderly
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Meat Markets
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Residential Remodelers

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

As you drive around Howells, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as How Franchises Work. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Triple O's. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as B2B Franchises and Financial Services Franchises.

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

Don't Skip the Business Plan

A business plan is critical in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Indeed, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Howells business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as 504 Loans.

For Howells entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, browse our List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Ramping Up Sales

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Howells 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.

Cold Call Selling is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Howells and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Howells, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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