January 16, 2021  
 
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Start a Business in Neligh, Nebraska

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

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading 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 Opening a Battery Rebuilding, Repairing, & Recharging Business guide or our Starting an Orchards Business guide.

Always keep in mind that your new startup will be located in Neligh. Some businesses will do better in Neligh than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Neligh demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Neligh, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 192
5-9 Employees 57
10-19 Employees 27
20-49 Employees 18
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Neligh Businesses 303

As a new Neligh entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Neligh 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 3
Beauty Salons 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Family Clothing Stores 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 8
Investment Advice 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Masonry Contractors 1
Meat Markets 1
Museums 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Professional Organizations 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Sales Financing 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Neligh and you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to investigate buying a franchise. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Common Franchisee Mistakes. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Totally Low Carb Stores Inc. and Parisi Speed School. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Training and Education Franchises and Cell Phone Franchises.

Note on Neligh Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Neligh, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Should You Buy an Existing Neligh Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Nebraska. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Neligh.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Selecting a Name For Your Startup

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.

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.

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Neligh, it's critical that you ensure that your company name has not already been claimed by another Nebraska business.

Don't Skip the Business Plan

Writing a business plan is critical to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading The Art of the Executive Summary. You should also take advantage of free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Bring in Revenues

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

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.

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

Moving Forward

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

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

We are here to help Neligh businesses to be successful. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Neligh, Nebraska

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

 

 

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