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Starting a Business in Robstown, Texas

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

Which Business to Choose?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Finding Your Niche in Life.

To view an extensive list of business types, complete with startup instructions, spend some time in the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Truck Service & Repair Business guide or our Opening a Chimney Cleaning Services Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in Robstown. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Robstown. Study Robstown demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Robstown, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees
471
5-9 Employees
177
10-19 Employees
117
20-49 Employees
63
50-99 Employees
24
100-249 Employees
12
250-499 Employees
3
500-999 Employees
0
1000+ Employees
0
All Robstown Businesses
867

As a new Robstown entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Robstown 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 Exhaust System Repair
1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
3
Baked Goods Stores
1
Beauty Salons
1
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns
1
Business Associations
1
Car Washes
1
Child and Youth Services
1
Child Day Care Services
2
Civic and Social Organizations
3
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners
2
Collection Agencies
1
Concrete Pipe Manufacturing
1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
2
Convenience Stores
4
Cotton Ginning
1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
1
Electric Power Distribution
1
Electrical Contractors
2
Elementary and Secondary Schools
1
Engineering Services
1
Environmental Consulting Services
1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
1
Family Planning Centers
1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
3
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers
1
Food Service Contractors
1
Full-Service Restaurants
9
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
2
General Automotive Repair
4
General Freight Trucking, Local
2
General Rental Centers
2
Hazardous Waste Collection
1
Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
1
Industrial Building Construction
1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
8
Janitorial Services
3
Landscaping Services
1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property
2
Limited-Service Restaurants
12
Machine Shops
1
Meat Markets
1
Miscellaneous Intermediation
1
Motor Vehicle Towing
1
New Car Dealers
2
Newspaper Publishers
1
Nursing Care Facilities
2
Offices of Chiropractors
1
Offices of Lawyers
1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
3
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
5
Professional Organizations
1
Real Estate Credit
1
Site Preparation Contractors
1
Solid Waste Collection
1
Solid Waste Landfill
1
Sports and Recreation Instruction
1
Support Activities for Coal Mining
1
Tax Preparation Services
2
Tire Dealers
3
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
5

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Robstown, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

Our advice is to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Law. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include City Looks and Fitness Together Franchise. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Business Services Franchises and Pet Franchises.

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

Forming a Company in Robstown, Texas

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Without a legal structure for the business, you can be held personally liable for the actions, debts and obligations of your company.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporation is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Texas, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Texas. As it turns out, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Company Formation. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Robstown, Texas, our information on Incorporating in Texas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Texas.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is critical to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Find Sample Business Plans Online. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Texas.

Marketing Your New Venture

To rise above the crowd in Robstown and build your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your business achieving its goals.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Sponsoring Local Events 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.

Next Steps

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Robstown and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Robstown, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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