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Starting a Business in Missouri City, Texas

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

What Business to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Evaluating Your Idea.

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 Opening an Asbestos Law Firm guide or our Starting a Drapery & Curtain Fabrics Retail Business guide.

Remember that you are opening your new business in Missouri City. Some businesses will do better in Missouri City than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Missouri City demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Missouri City, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
3144
5-9 Employees
834
10-19 Employees
522
20-49 Employees
336
50-99 Employees
84
100-249 Employees
42
250-499 Employees
12
500-999 Employees
0
1000+ Employees
0
All Missouri City Businesses
4974

As a new Missouri City entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Missouri City 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance
1
Apprenticeship Training
1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
5
Automotive Transmission Repair
1
Baked Goods Stores
1
Beauty Salons
4
Book Stores
1
Business Associations
1
Business to Business Electronic Markets
1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores
1
Car Washes
4
Child Day Care Services
26
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores
1
Clothing Accessories Stores
2
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners
1
Commercial Bakeries
1
Commercial Photography
2
Computer and Software Stores
2
Computer Facilities Management Services
1
Computer Systems Design Services
17
Consumer Lending
1
Convenience Stores
6
Curtain and Drapery Mills
1
Custom Computer Programming Services
12
Dental Laboratories
1
Diagnostic Imaging Centers
1
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers
2
Direct Mail Advertising
1
Discount Department Stores
1
Document Preparation Services
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
1
Educational Support Services
4
Electrical Contractors
2
Elementary and Secondary Schools
2
Emergency and Other Relief Services
1
Engineering Services
6
Environmental Consulting Services
2
Exam Preparation and Tutoring
1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
2
Family Clothing Stores
2
Fine Arts Schools
2
Finish Carpentry Contractors
4
Fish and Seafood Markets
1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
5
Floor Covering Stores
1
Florists
1
Freight Transportation Arrangement
1
Furniture Stores
1
General Automotive Repair
5
General Freight Trucking, Local
2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
3
Graphic Design Services
2
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores
1
Home Centers
1
Home Health Care Services
8
Household Appliance Stores
1
Industrial Valve Manufacturing
1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
15
Interior Design Services
1
Investigation Services
1
Investment Advice
3
Iron and Steel Mills
1
Janitorial Services
5
Jewelry (except Costume) Manufacturing
1
Jewelry Stores
3
Kidney Dialysis Centers
1
Landscaping Services
9
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
2
Limited-Service Restaurants
32
Local Messengers and Local Delivery
1
Machine Shops
1
Marketing Consulting Services
2
Masonry Contractors
1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers
3
Motion Picture and Video Production
1
Motor Vehicle Towing
1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores
1
Nail Salons
2
New Housing Operative Builders
1
Nonresidential Property Managers
3
Office Administrative Services
4
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores
2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
9
Offices of Chiropractors
2
Offices of Dentists
25
Offices of Lawyers
8
Offices of Optometrists
3
Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores
1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
4
Parking Lots and Garages
1
Periodical Publishers
1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores
2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services
3
Photography Studios, Portrait
2
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
1
Power-Driven Handtool Manufacturing
1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing
1
Prepress Services
1
Private Mail Centers
2
Professional Organizations
1
Real Estate Investment Trusts
4
Remediation Services
1
Repossession Services
1
Residential Property Managers
1
Residential Remodelers
7
Retail Bakeries
1
Savings Institutions
1
Security Guards and Patrol Services
2
Shoe Stores
2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
7
Solid Waste Collection
1
Sporting Goods Stores
4
Sports and Recreation Instruction
6
Tax Preparation Services
1
Temporary Help Services
2
Testing Laboratories
2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
1
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers
1
Tire Dealers
3
Tradebinding and Related Work
1
Translation and Interpretation Services
1
Used Merchandise Stores
2
Vending Machine Operators
1
Veterinary Services
6
Video Tape and Disc Rental
4
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters
2
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
1
Web Search Portals
1
Window Treatment Stores
1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
2
Women's Clothing Stores
1

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

As you drive around Missouri City, 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. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including Franchisees Versus Licensees. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Jerry's Curb Service and Math Squared. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Apparel Franchises and Interior Environment Franchises.

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

What About Buying an Existing Missouri City 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 Missouri City.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Company Formation in Missouri City, Texas

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The principal advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporation 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 Texas, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Texas. As it turns out, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. 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'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 C Corp Versus S Corp. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Missouri City, Texas, our information on Incorporating in Texas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Texas.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Business

Whether your goal is to attract Missouri City customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a excellent marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Customer Loyalty Programs discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Never Give Up

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

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Missouri City and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Missouri City, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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