August 12, 2020  
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Start a Business in North Las Vegas, Nevada

Are you starting a business in North Las Vegas, Nevada? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in North Las Vegas.

Will You Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Before quitting your day job, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in North Las Vegas. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • Peruse Why Small Businesses Fail. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

What Business to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Free Business Ideas.

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 How to Start a Basque Restaurant guide or our Opening a Plastic Molding Machinery Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in North Las Vegas. If North Las Vegas already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Make sure you fully understand North Las Vegas demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

North Las Vegas, Nevada Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 2291
5-9 Employees 753
10-19 Employees 720
20-49 Employees 663
50-99 Employees 306
100-249 Employees 153
250-499 Employees 48
500-999 Employees 36
1000+ Employees 12
All North Las Vegas Businesses 4982

As a new North Las Vegas entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in North Las Vegas 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 2
Architectural Services 1
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automobile Manufacturing 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 12
Baked Goods Stores 2
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 13
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Blind and Shade Manufacturing 1
Blood and Organ Banks 1
Book Stores 3
Building Inspection Services 3
Business Associations 1
Business to Business Electronic Markets 1
Car Washes 6
Carpet and Rug Mills 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 3
Casino Hotels 2
Casinos (except Casino Hotels) 8
Caterers 1
Charter Bus Industry 2
Child and Youth Services 2
Child Day Care Services 12
Civic and Social Organizations 4
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 3
Collection Agencies 1
Commercial Bakeries 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 3
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer Systems Design Services 8
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 2
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 2
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Consumer Lending 2
Convenience Stores 15
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 5
Couriers 3
Credit Unions 3
Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 4
Dental Laboratories 1
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 2
Discount Department Stores 3
Document Preparation Services 1
Drafting Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 14
Drive-In Motion Picture Theaters 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 19
Electric Power Distribution 3
Electrical Contractors 30
Electronic Shopping 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 8
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 4
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 3
Family Planning Centers 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 12
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 4
Flight Training 4
Floor Covering Stores 3
Flooring Contractors 5
Florists 3
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 5
Food Service Contractors 2
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 1
Framing Contractors 6
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Full-Service Restaurants 26
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
Furniture Stores 5
General Automotive Repair 18
General Freight Trucking, Local 8
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2
General Rental Centers 4
General Warehousing and Storage 7
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 3
Graphic Design Services 2
Gypsum Product Manufacturing 1
Hardware Manufacturing 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 2
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 2
Home Centers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2
Home Health Care Services 3
Homes for the Elderly 5
Household Appliance Stores 2
Industrial Launderers 3
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 24
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 1
Internet Service Providers 1
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1
Investment Advice 2
Janitorial Services 23
Jewelry Stores 1
Kidney Dialysis Centers 2
Land Subdivision 3
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 20
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 4
Lime Manufacturing 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 70
Linen Supply 4
Luggage and Leather Goods Stores 1
Machine Shops 2
Marketing Consulting Services 5
Masonry Contractors 8
Meat Markets 1
Medical Laboratories 2
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Mobile Food Services 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 4
Motor Vehicle Towing 6
Motorcycle Dealers 3
Nail Salons 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 2
Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nonwoven Fabric Mills 1
Nursing Care Facilities 3
Office Administrative Services 14
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 3
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 8
Offices of Dentists 9
Offices of Lawyers 5
Offices of Optometrists 5
Offices of Other Holding Companies 2
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 3
Packing and Crating 2
Paint and Coating Manufacturing 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 7
Parking Lots and Garages 2
Payroll Services 2
Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing 2
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 10
Photography Studios, Portrait 4
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 2
Political Organizations 1
Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing 2
Portfolio Management 1
Printing Ink Manufacturing 1
Private Mail Centers 2
Professional Employer Organizations 2
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 5
Real Estate Credit 1
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 1
Remediation Services 1
Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing 1
Repossession Services 3
Residential Property Managers 11
Residential Remodelers 9
Retail Bakeries 3
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 5
Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing 1
Savings Institutions 3
Scheduled Passenger Air Transportation 1
Security Guards and Patrol Services 2
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 3
Shoe Stores 4
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 15
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 9
Solid Waste Collection 3
Special Needs Transportation 2
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 4
Steel Wire Drawing 1
Tax Preparation Services 12
Taxi Service 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 2
Television Broadcasting 1
Temporary Help Services 6
Temporary Shelters 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 4
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 3
Tire Dealers 9
Tire Retreading 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 3
Tour Operators 4
Travel Agencies 1
Truss Manufacturing 4
Used Car Dealers 5
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 11
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 5
Video Tape and Disc Rental 4
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 3
Voluntary Health Organizations 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 7
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 5
Women's Clothing Stores 3
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 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.

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?

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in North Las Vegas, it's very important that you make sure no other Nevada company is using the business name you want to use.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Creating a business plan is essential to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Nevada.

Marketing Your New Company

To grow your North Las Vegas business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your beating the competition.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. How to Get Started with Advertsing 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.

Bring in Revenues

Being able to sell is fundamental to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in North Las Vegas or are selling to customers throughout Nevada, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Landing Big Customers is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

What's Next?

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

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 North Las Vegas and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in North Las Vegas, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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