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Start a Business in Laughlin, Nevada

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

Choosing the Right Company to Start

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 Finding Your Niche in Life.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting an Utility Trailer Dealership guide or our How to Start a Mexican & Latin American Goods Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Laughlin has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Laughlin than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Laughlin demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Laughlin, Nevada Demographic Information

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

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

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 Laughlin Businesses

As a new Laughlin entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Laughlin 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
Business Associations
Cable and Other Program Distribution
Car Washes
Casino Hotels
Casinos (except Casino Hotels)
Charter Bus Industry
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores
Clothing Accessories Stores
Consumer Lending
Convenience Stores
Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Custom Computer Programming Services
Discount Department Stores
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Engineering Services
Family Clothing Stores
Fine Arts Schools
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Flooring Contractors
Food (Health) Supplement Stores
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores
Inland Water Passenger Transportation
Jewelry Stores
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Motion Picture and Video Production
Newspaper Publishers
Office Administrative Services
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Optical Goods Stores
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
Residential Property Managers
Sales Financing
Securities Brokerage
Shoe Stores
Site Preparation Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Television Broadcasting
Temporary Help Services
Video Tape and Disc Rental
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Women's Clothing Stores

Should You Buy an Existing Laughlin Business?

We've created a helpful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Nevada. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Laughlin.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Choosing 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.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

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

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Laughlin, it's imperative that you check now that you will be the only Nevada company using the business name you have chosen.

Company Formation in Laughlin, Nevada

A critical step is ensuring that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. Without a legal structure for the business, you can be held personally liable for the actions, debts and obligations of your company.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Nevada, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Nevada. As it turns out, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Nevada Incorporation. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Laughlin, Nevada, our information on Incorporating in Nevada may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Nevada.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Laughlin business will be harder than you might expect. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Laughlin entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, we have assembled a List of Nevada Angel Investors and our List of Nevada Venture Capital Firms.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Successful entrepreneurs know that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Laughlin, Nevada, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Nevada universities, colleges and community colleges. We also recommend you look into networking organizations for Laughlin entrepreneurs.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Laughlin and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Laughlin entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Laughlin, Nevada

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

  • Resources for Laughlin, Nevada Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Laughlin entrepreneurs.
  • Nevada Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Nevada.
  • Nevada Small Business Development Center - The Nevada Small Business Development Center is a statewide business assistance outreach program of the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. They provide an abundance of free and low cost information, assistance, counseling and training for Nevada Businesses.

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