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Start a Business in Oshkosh, Nebraska

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

Most new ventures fail, in part because the business owner did not have the perseverance and abilities that are necessary to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Before you move forward with starting a business, be sure to do these three things:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Oshkosh. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. 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.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Free 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 a Biological Products & Supplies Business guide or our How to Start a Fish & Seafood Retail Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Oshkosh. Some businesses will do better in Oshkosh than others. A critical consideration is whether Oshkosh demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Oshkosh, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

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 Oshkosh Businesses

As a new Oshkosh entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Oshkosh 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Floor Covering Stores
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
General Freight Trucking, Local
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hardware Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Investment Advice
Natural Gas Distribution
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Lawyers
Veterinary Services

Is Buying an Existing Oshkosh Business a Good Strategy?

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 Oshkosh.

If you are going to be buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Oshkosh business 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.

Take advantage of our many articles on finding startup capital, such as Business Credit Evaluation.

For Oshkosh entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Building Up Your Sales

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Oshkosh business to do well.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Hiring Telemarketing Firms to Generate Sales Leads is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Now It's Up To You

Most new Oshkosh 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.

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

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

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