August 3, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Texas Entrepreneurs  
  Presidio, Texas Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Presidio, Texas

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

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Presidio. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a 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. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Presidio, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 110
5-9 Employees 27
10-19 Employees 18
20-49 Employees 3
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Presidio Businesses 161

As a new Presidio entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Presidio 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Business Associations 1
Consumer Lending 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Full-Service Restaurants 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
Hardware Stores 1
Home Centers 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Janitorial Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1
Shoe Stores 2
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

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

Our advice is to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchising and Veterans. 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 P.B. Loco Peanutbutterlicious Cafes and Puroclean. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Bookstore Franchises and Deli Restaurant Franchises.

Note on Presidio Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Presidio.

Marketing Your New Company

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

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. How to Market to Accountants and CPAs is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

The Art of Selling

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

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Anticipating Prospect Responses 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.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

The best entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Presidio, Texas, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Texas universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any networking organizations for Presidio entrepreneurs.

Next Steps

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Presidio and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Presidio 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 Presidio, Texas

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

 

 

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