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Open a Business in Marfa, Texas

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

What Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Finding Your Niche in Life.

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 Starting an Economic Development Business guide or our Starting a Cotton & Cotton Goods Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide.

Don't forget that you are opening your new business in Marfa. Some businesses will do better in Marfa than others. Study Marfa demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Marfa, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

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 Marfa Businesses

As a new Marfa entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Marfa 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
Beauty Salons
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns
Book Stores
Business Associations
Cemeteries and Crematories
Convenience Stores
Electric Power Distribution
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Furniture Stores
General Automotive Repair
Grantmaking Foundations
Hardware Stores
Household Appliance Stores
Ice Manufacturing
Limited-Service Restaurants
Natural Gas Distribution
New Car Dealers
New Housing Operative Builders
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Lawyers
Residential Remodelers
Security Guards and Patrol Services
Septic Tank and Related Services
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Used Merchandise Stores

Have You Considered Franchising?

Visit the business district of Marfa and it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Benefits of Owning A Franchise. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include CD Tradepost and Cianci European Eatery. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Golf Franchises and Landscaping Franchises.

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

Naming the Business

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?

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Business.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Marfa, it's critical that you ensure that no other Texas company is using the business name you want to use.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Marfa business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

Recognizing this challenge, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Credit Evaluation.

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

The Art of Selling

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

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Tips on Customer Referrals is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

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

As an entrepreneur who lives in Marfa, 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 Marfa entrepreneurs.

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Marfa, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

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 Marfa and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Marfa entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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