August 12, 2020  
 
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  Rogersville, Tennessee Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Rogersville, Tennessee

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

Rogersville, Tennessee Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1467
5-9 Employees 567
10-19 Employees 423
20-49 Employees 225
50-99 Employees 36
100-249 Employees 54
250-499 Employees 18
500-999 Employees 9
1000+ Employees 0
All Rogersville Businesses 2799

As a new Rogersville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Rogersville 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
Aluminum Die-Casting Foundries 1
Ambulance Services 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 4
Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing 1
Beauty Salons 3
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Business Associations 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 2
Child Day Care Services 6
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Commercial Gravure Printing 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 2
Consumer Lending 3
Convenience Stores 1
Credit Unions 2
Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing 2
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 3
Family Clothing Stores 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 2
Full-Service Restaurants 9
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 3
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 2
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 3
Landscaping Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 15
Logging 1
Machine Shops 3
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Medical Laboratories 1
New Car Dealers 4
News Dealers and Newsstands 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonwoven Fabric Mills 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Dentists 6
Offices of Lawyers 10
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 5
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Radio Stations 1
Repossession Services 1
Retail Bakeries 1
Roofing Contractors 1
Securities Brokerage 2
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Shoe Stores 1
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1
Tobacco Stores 4
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 2
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 2

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

Examine a list of Rogersville businesses and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Evidently, there must be some significant advantages to purchasing a franchise.

Most business experts recommend that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Versus Business Opportunity. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Safe Kids Card and Genghis Grill. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Fitness Franchises and Mail and Shipping Services Franchises.

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

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Rogersville business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as SBIR Funding.

For Rogersville entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, you'll want to take a look at our List of Tennessee Angel Investors and our List of Tennessee Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Business

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

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Media Kits 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.

Selling Tips

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

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

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

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good entrepreneurs know that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Rogersville, Tennessee, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Tennessee universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Rogersville entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in Rogersville. 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.

We are here to help Rogersville businesses to be successful. 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 Rogersville, Tennessee

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

 

 

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