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Start a Business in Orchard, Nebraska

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

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Most new ventures do not succeed, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Orchard. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • You should read Business Failure. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Business to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

To view an extensive list of business types, complete with startup instructions, spend some time in the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Commercial & Graphic Artists Business guide or our Opening a Lawn Maintenance Equipment Commercial Business guide.

Don't forget that your new business will be in Orchard. Some businesses will do better in Orchard than others. Study Orchard demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Orchard, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

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 Orchard Businesses

As a new Orchard entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Orchard 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
Beauty Salons
Cheese Manufacturing
Child Day Care Services
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Hardware Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Janitorial Services
Newspaper Publishers
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores
Voluntary Health Organizations

Should You Buy an Existing Orchard Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Nebraska. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Orchard.

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

A business plan is critical to the health of your new business. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Free Business Plan Templates. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Nebraska.

Promoting Your New Company

To grow your Orchard business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some useful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. National TV Spot Advertising Rates 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.

The Art of Selling

Mastering the art of selling is a must if you want your new Orchard business to do well.

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

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

Moving Forward

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

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

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

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