August 8, 2020  
 
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  Leakesville, Mississippi Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Leakesville, Mississippi

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

Leakesville, Mississippi Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 126
5-9 Employees 63
10-19 Employees 24
20-49 Employees 12
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Leakesville Businesses 228

As a new Leakesville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Leakesville 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
Businesses
Ambulance Services 1
Business Associations 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 1
Hardware Stores 2
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 4
Logging 4
New Car Dealers 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Passenger Car Rental 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Special Needs Transportation 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Leakesville Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Mississippi. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Leakesville.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Buying a Business.

Naming the Company

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

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?

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Branding Advice.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Leakesville, it's very important that you make sure no other Mississippi company is using the business name you want to use.

Forming a Company in Leakesville, Mississippi

It's essential that you form your business as a legal structure. 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 corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Mississippi, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Mississippi. In fact, you can incorporate wherever you want. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Piercing the Corporate Veil. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Leakesville, Mississippi, our information on Incorporating in Mississippi may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Mississippi.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

A business plan is vital in maximizing the prospects of your new company. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Mississippi.

Raising Capital for Your Venture

Getting your Leakesville business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Leakesville entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Mississippi Angel Investors and our List of Mississippi Venture Capital Firms.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Leakesville, Mississippi, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Mississippi universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also smart to see if there are any Leakesville networking organizations.

Moving Forward

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Leakesville and throughout the United States . We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Leakesville, Mississippi

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

 

 

Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

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Raising Money

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