August 3, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Kansas Entrepreneurs  
  Louisburg, Kansas Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Louisburg, Kansas

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

Is Becoming a Business Owner Right for You?

Most new businesses don't make it, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

To determine whether you have what it takes to run a business, we recommend these three steps to help you decide:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Louisburg. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Louisburg, Kansas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1404
5-9 Employees 420
10-19 Employees 240
20-49 Employees 192
50-99 Employees 36
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Louisburg Businesses 2292

As a new Louisburg entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Louisburg 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Community Food Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Couriers 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 6
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 3
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 4
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 4
Furniture Stores 3
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 3
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Masonry Contractors 2
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Optometrists 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 2
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2
Quick Printing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Roofing Contractors 2
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Site Preparation Contractors 7
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Louisburg and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our advice is to consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Franchising Scams. 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 The Dwyer Group and House of Bread. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Business Services Franchises and Pet Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Louisburg Business?

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

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

Choosing a Company Name

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.

Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

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

On a final note, given that you are starting a business in Louisburg, it's imperative that you check now that no other Kansas company is using the business name you want to use.

The Role of the Business Plan

Writing a business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Simply put, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Starting a business without a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Kansas.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Successful entrepreneurs know that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Louisburg, Kansas, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Kansas universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Louisburg entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Louisburg businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Louisburg 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 Louisburg, Kansas

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

 

 

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