August 3, 2020  
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Start a Business in Nederland, Texas

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

Before quitting your day job, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Nederland. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • 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. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

Nederland, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1672
5-9 Employees 732
10-19 Employees 372
20-49 Employees 216
50-99 Employees 102
100-249 Employees 24
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 12
1000+ Employees 0
All Nederland Businesses 3130

As a new Nederland entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Nederland 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Ambulance Services 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Apprenticeship Training 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 7
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Baked Goods Stores 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Business and Secretarial Schools 1
Business Associations 3
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Car Washes 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Child Day Care Services 7
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Systems Design Services 4
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 2
Consumer Lending 1
Convenience Stores 5
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Credit Unions 1
Dental Laboratories 1
Digital Printing 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Electrical Contractors 7
Engineering Services 5
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Facilities Support Services 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 4
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Full-Service Restaurants 11
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 4
General Automotive Repair 5
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Hardware Stores 1
Hazardous Waste Collection 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 4
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 4
Industrial Building Construction 2
Industrial Gas Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 16
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 1
Investigation Services 1
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry (except Costume) Manufacturing 1
Jewelry Stores 2
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 6
Limited-Service Restaurants 17
Machine Shops 2
Masonry Contractors 1
Meat Markets 2
Medical Laboratories 3
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 2
New Car Dealers 2
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 5
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 13
Offices of Lawyers 11
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Packaging and Labeling Services 1
Paging 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Plate Work Manufacturing 1
Portfolio Management 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Quick Printing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Retail Bakeries 2
Roofing Contractors 1
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 5
Security Guards and Patrol Services 2
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sewage Treatment Facilities 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Shoe Stores 2
Siding Contractors 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Solid Waste Combustors and Incinerators 1
Sporting Goods Stores 3
Tax Preparation Services 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Telephone Answering Services 1
Testing Laboratories 2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 3
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 6
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 3
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Naming the Company

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

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

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Nederland, it's very important that you make sure no other Texas company is using the business name you want to use.

Raising Capital for Your Venture

Getting your Nederland business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Nederland entrepreneurs who need startup capital, browse our List of Texas Angel Investors and our List of Texas Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Nederland customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

You can learn all about marketing on our site. Holiday-Powered Marketing is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

The best entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Nederland, Texas, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Texas universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Nederland entrepreneurs.

Now It's Up To You

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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