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Open a Business in Oakland, Nebraska

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

What Business Are You Starting?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Good Business Ideas.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start an Apprenticeships Business guide or our Opening a Range Hoods & Canopies Business guide.

Always keep in mind that your new startup will be located in Oakland. Some businesses will do better in Oakland than others. A critical consideration is whether Oakland demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Oakland, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

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 Oakland Businesses

As a new Oakland entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Oakland 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance
Civic and Social Organizations
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Framing Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hardware Stores
Industrial Gas Manufacturing
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Dentists
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Professional Organizations
Used Merchandise Stores
Veterinary Services
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Oakland, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Evaluating Franchise Opportunities. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include California Chicken Grill and Monart School of the Arts. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Wedding Franchises and Hardware Store Franchises.

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

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Find Sample Business Plans Online. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Startup Financing Basics

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Oakland business requires strong organization skills and perseverance. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Borrowing Money from Friends and Family.

For Oakland entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, we have assembled a List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Promoting Your New Business

To rise above the crowd in Oakland and build your business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Examples of Marketing Strategies is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Now It's Up To You

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

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

We are here to help Oakland businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Oakland, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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