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Starting a Business in Malakoff, Texas

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

Malakoff, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

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 Malakoff Businesses

As a new Malakoff entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Malakoff 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
Alumina Refining
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Commercial Bakeries
Community Food Services
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Furniture Stores
Home Health Care Services
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores
Radio Stations
Recreational Vehicle Dealers
Residential Remodelers
Security Guards and Patrol Services
Site Preparation Contractors
Solid Waste Collection
Sporting Goods Stores
Tire Dealers
Tour Operators
Truck Trailer Manufacturing
Veterinary Services
Video Tape and Disc Rental
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Should You Buy an Existing Malakoff Business?

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

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.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Malakoff, it's imperative that you check now that no Texas company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Forming a Company in Malakoff, Texas

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will separate you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Texas, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Texas. As it turns out, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. 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. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Getting an EIN. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Malakoff, Texas, our web page covering Incorporating in Texas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Texas.

Bring in Revenues

Mastering the art of selling is a must if you want your new Malakoff business to do well.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Closing Sales offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

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

As an entrepreneur who lives in Malakoff, Texas, you should get information on some of the many programs available at nearby Texas universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your entrepreneurial education is to investigate networking organizations for Malakoff entrepreneurs.

Next Steps

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Malakoff and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Malakoff 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 Malakoff, Texas

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

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