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Starting a Business in Palestine, Texas
Thinking about starting a business in Palestine, Texas? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Palestine.
Do You Have What It Takes?
Most new companies fail, in part because the founder did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, 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 Palestine. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
- We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
- Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. 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.
What Type of Business Should You Start?
Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Good 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 Data Systems Consultants & Designers Firm guide or our Opening a Collection Agencies Business guide.
Always keep in mind that your new business will be in Palestine. Some businesses will do better in Palestine than others. Study Palestine demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.
Palestine, Texas Demographic Information
Palestine has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Palestine demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Palestine.
As a new Palestine entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Palestine 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.
Have You Considered Buying an Existing Palestine Business?
An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Texas. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Palestine.
For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: How to Buy a Business.
Company Formation in Palestine, Texas
A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.
The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.
Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Texas, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Texas. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate wherever you want. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.
There's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Dissolving a Corporation. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Palestine, Texas, our information on Incorporating in Texas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Texas.
Getting Money to Start a Business
Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Palestine business will be harder than you might expect. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.
To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Getting a Small Business Loan.
Now It's Up To You
Most new Palestine businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.
From this point on, you control your own destiny.
We are here to help Palestine 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 Palestine, Texas
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Palestine.
- Resources for Palestine, Texas Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Palestine entrepreneurs.
- Texas Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Texas.
- Houston, Texas Small Business Development Center - Serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas through 14 business consulting and training centers, the Small Business Development Center Network contributes to the growth and prosperity of the Texas Gulf Coast communities.
- North Texas Small Business Development Center - The NTSBDC Network promotes small business success by providing management education.
- Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center - The Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center was established with Texas Tech University in 1986. This regional program serves over ninety thousand square miles including ninety-five counties with a population base of approximately 1.8 million people. This region is serviced by six centers located in Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland/Odessa, Abilene, Stephenville, and Wichita Falls.
- South-West Texas Border SBDC Network Texas Small Business Development Center - The South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides consulting and technical assistance to the small business community.
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