August 3, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Nebraska Entrepreneurs  
  Palmer, Nebraska Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Palmer, Nebraska

Contemplating starting a business in Palmer, Nebraska? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Palmer.

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Being an entrepreneur is demanding, much harder than working as an employee. Are you sure you want to go into business for yourself?

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

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Palmer. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • Take a look at The Entrepreneurial Personality. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Reach out to a trusted acquaintance. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

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? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read 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 Starting a Latin American Restaurant guide or our Starting a Smocking Fabric & Supplies Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Palmer. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Palmer. Don't forget to review Palmer demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Palmer, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 510
5-9 Employees 90
10-19 Employees 60
20-49 Employees 0
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Palmer Businesses 660

As a new Palmer entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Palmer 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
Businesses
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Veterinary Services 1

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Palmer business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Palmer entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, check out our List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Palmer customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your succeeding.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Local Search is an article that will generate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Bring in Revenues

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Palmer business, you need to focus on sales.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Closing Sales Techniques offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Successful business owners recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

With your business being located in Palmer, Nebraska, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Nebraska universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Palmer entrepreneurs.

Next Steps

As an entrepreneur in Palmer, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Palmer and throughout the United States . 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 Palmer, Nebraska

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

 

 

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