August 11, 2020  
 
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Starting a Business in Plainview, Texas

Thinking about starting a business in Plainview, Texas? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Plainview.

Plainview, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 6156
5-9 Employees 2646
10-19 Employees 1602
20-49 Employees 1008
50-99 Employees 216
100-249 Employees 90
250-499 Employees 54
500-999 Employees 36
1000+ Employees 18
All Plainview Businesses 11826

As a new Plainview entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Plainview 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 3
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 7
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 8
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 3
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 2
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 2
Child Day Care Services 5
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Claims Adjusting 1
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Collection Agencies 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Community Food Services 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 1
Consumer Lending 7
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 2
Convenience Stores 1
Couriers 1
Credit Unions 3
Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine 2
Curtain and Drapery Mills 1
Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Dog and Cat Food Manufacturing 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 6
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 3
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 4
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 8
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 6
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 2
Flour Milling 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 3
Formal Wear and Costume Rental 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 18
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 3
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 9
General Freight Trucking, Local 5
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 4
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 2
Home Centers 1
Home Health Care Services 5
Home Health Equipment Rental 2
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 3
Industrial Building Construction 1
Industrial Launderers 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 23
Janitorial Services 6
Landscaping Services 2
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 29
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 1
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Machine Shops 4
Mail-Order Houses 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Meat Processed from Carcasses 1
Medical Laboratories 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 4
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 4
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 11
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 10
Offices of Lawyers 13
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Parking Lots and Garages 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Phosphatic Fertilizer Manufacturing 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 4
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1
Portfolio Management 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Radio Stations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 3
Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing 1
Residential Property Managers 3
Retail Bakeries 1
Roofing Contractors 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Shoe Stores 2
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 2
Tax Preparation Services 3
Temporary Help Services 1
Temporary Shelters 1
Tire Dealers 3
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 2
Tobacco Stores 1
Tortilla Manufacturing 1
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 5
Used Merchandise Stores 5
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Window Treatment Stores 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 2

Should You Franchise?

As you drive around Plainview, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Credit and Franchise Purchasing. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Sparkling Image and Party Personnel Franchise Systems. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Frozen Yogurt Franchises and Kid Friendly Franchises.

Note on Plainview Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Plainview, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Naming the Company

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Branding Advice.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Plainview, it's very important that you make sure no other Texas company is using the business name you want to use.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

To grow your Plainview business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your beating the competition.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Typical Direct Mail Response Rates is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Bring in Revenues

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Plainview or are selling to customers throughout Texas, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Sales Forecasting is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Plainview, Texas, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Texas educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any Plainview networking organizations.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Plainview and elsewhere to achieve real success. 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 Plainview, Texas

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