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Open a Business in La Crosse, Kansas

Need help starting a business in La Crosse, Kansas? We've got the information you need to open a business in La Crosse.

La Crosse, Kansas Demographic Information

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

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

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 La Crosse Businesses

As a new La Crosse entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in La Crosse 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
Business Associations
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Community Food Services
Custom Computer Programming Services
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
General Automotive Repair
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
School and Employee Bus Transportation
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Solid Waste Collection
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Used Merchandise Stores
Veterinary Services

Picking a Company Name

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are starting a business in La Crosse, it's very important that you make sure no Kansas company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

Writing a business plan is essential to the health of your new business. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Kansas.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract La Crosse customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a solid marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Working with an Advertising Agency is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

The Art of Selling

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in La Crosse or are selling to customers throughout Kansas, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. 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.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in La Crosse, Kansas, you should check out some of the learning programs at local Kansas educational institutions. Another way to keep up on your learning is to investigate networking groups or organizations in which La Crosse entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

You have a dream -- starting a business in La Crosse. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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