January 19, 2021  
 
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Start a Business in Robert Lee, Texas

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

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Running your own business is demanding, much more challenging than working as an employee. Are you sure you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

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

Robert Lee, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 81
5-9 Employees 15
10-19 Employees 12
20-49 Employees 0
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Robert Lee Businesses 108

As a new Robert Lee entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Robert Lee 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Business Associations 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Internet Service Providers 1
Landscaping Services 1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Robert Lee, you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Credit and Franchise Purchasing. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Representative franchise opportunities include The Glass Guru and Designing Women's Weight Loss. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Senior Care Franchises and Child Entertainment Franchises.

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

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is vital in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Indeed, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Texas.

Marketing Your New Business

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

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Radio Ads 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.

How to Sell

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Robert Lee 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.

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

Next Steps

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

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

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

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

 

 

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