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Start a Business in Jeanerette, Louisiana

Are you starting a business in Jeanerette, Louisiana? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Jeanerette.

Do You Have Entrepreneurial Drive and Passion?

Most new ventures don't make it, in part because the business owner did not have the perseverance and abilities that are necessary to succeed. So, before you open a business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Jeanerette. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • You should read Starting a Company. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Talk it over with a close friend or partner. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

What Business Are You Starting?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? We recommend that you read Good 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 Opening an Acupuncture Clinic guide or our How to Start a Consumer Group Buying Services Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Jeanerette. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Jeanerette. Only by spending some time analyzing Jeanerette demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Jeanerette, Louisiana Demographic Information

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

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

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 Jeanerette Businesses

As a new Jeanerette entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Jeanerette 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
Beauty Salons
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Boat Building
Business Associations
Cemeteries and Crematories
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Consumer Lending
Convenience Stores
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electric Power Distribution
Electrical Contractors
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
General Freight Trucking, Local
General Warehousing and Storage
Household Appliance Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Machine Shops
Mail-Order Houses
Marine Cargo Handling
Masonry Contractors
Motor Vehicle Towing
Navigational Services to Shipping
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Photography Studios, Portrait
Recreational Goods Rental
Roofing Contractors
Site Preparation Contractors
Sugarcane Mills
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Jeanerette, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Is there a franchise opportunity out there that makes sense for you?

Our recommendation is that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Before 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 Play 'N Trade and Fabrion. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Sports Franchises and Dollar Store Franchises.

Note on Jeanerette Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Jeanerette, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Jeanerette Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Louisiana. Follow that link and you can review several good businesses for sale in Jeanerette.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Buying a Business.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Raising money to fund your new Jeanerette business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Jeanerette entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, you'll want to take a look at our List of Louisiana Angel Investors and our List of Louisiana Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Company

To grow your Jeanerette business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your succeeding.

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

Now It's Up To You

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

We are here to help Jeanerette businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Jeanerette entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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