August 9, 2020  
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Starting a Business in Lampasas, Texas

Thinking about starting a business in Lampasas, Texas? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Lampasas.

What Business to 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 Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

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 How to Start an Educational, Charitable or Nonprofit Organization guide or our How to Start an Embroidery Service Business guide.

Don't forget that you are opening your new business in Lampasas. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Lampasas. Make sure you fully understand Lampasas demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Lampasas, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 549
5-9 Employees 171
10-19 Employees 99
20-49 Employees 72
50-99 Employees 30
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Lampasas Businesses 930

As a new Lampasas entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Lampasas 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
Ambulance Services 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 3
Book Stores 2
Business Associations 2
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 2
Caterers 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Consumer Lending 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Drafting Services 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 5
Engineering Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 4
Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing 1
Full-Service Restaurants 9
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 2
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 4
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 7
Investment Advice 1
Landscaping Services 4
Limited-Service Restaurants 12
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 1
Machine Shops 2
Masonry Contractors 3
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 5
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 3
Office Administrative Services 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 8
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 2
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 5
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Radio Stations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Savings Institutions 2
Securities Brokerage 2
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 1
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 6
Special Needs Transportation 2
Tax Preparation Services 4
Temporary Help Services 1
Temporary Shelters 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Tobacco Stores 1
Tortilla Manufacturing 1
Truss Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 4
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Lampasas, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. Evidently, there must be some significant advantages to purchasing a franchise.

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Why Franchises Fail. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Keller Williams Realty and Econo Lodges of America, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Child Care Franchises and Home Services Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Lampasas Business?

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

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Lampasas 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 securing funding, such as Business Incubators.

For Lampasas entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, we have assembled a List of Texas Angel Investors and our List of Texas Venture Capital Firms.

Bring in Revenues

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Lampasas business, you need to focus on sales.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

How to Build and Motivate a Sales Team offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Good business owners know that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Lampasas, Texas, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Texas educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Lampasas entrepreneurs.

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Lampasas, 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 Lampasas businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Lampasas, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Lampasas, Texas

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