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Start a Business in Schriever, Louisiana

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

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Most new ventures fail, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Before you move forward with starting a business, be sure to do these three things:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Schriever. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • You should read Starting a Company. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Talk it over with a close friend or partner. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Type of Business Should You Start?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start a Diamonds Retail Business guide or our How to Start a Truck Washing & Cleaning Business guide.

Don't forget that your new startup will be located in Schriever. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Schriever. Make sure you fully understand Schriever demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Schriever, Louisiana Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Schriever Businesses

As a new Schriever entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Schriever 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Child Day Care Services
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
General Automotive Repair
Landscaping Services
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers
Masonry Contractors
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Residential Remodelers
Site Preparation Contractors

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Schriever Business?

We've created a helpful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Louisiana. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Schriever.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Buying a Business.

Forming a Company in Schriever, Louisiana

It's essential that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating 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 Louisiana, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Louisiana. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

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

Don't Skip the Business Plan

Writing a business plan is essential 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. Starting a business without a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Louisiana.

Bring in Revenues

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Schriever business to do well.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

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

Moving Forward

Most new Schriever businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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

We are here to help Schriever businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Schriever, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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