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Starting a Business in Tekamah, Nebraska

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

Which Business to Choose?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? We recommend that you read Free Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Bookbinders Commercial Business guide or our How to Start a Skydiving Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Tekamah has some implications. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Tekamah. Make sure you fully understand Tekamah demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Tekamah, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

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 Tekamah Businesses

As a new Tekamah entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Tekamah 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
Beauty Salons
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Bowling Centers
Civic and Social Organizations
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
General Automotive Repair
General Freight Trucking, Local
Household Appliance Stores
Industrial Design Services
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Land Subdivision
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Car Dealers
Nursing Care Facilities
Periodical Publishers
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Roofing Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Sporting Goods Stores
Tax Preparation Services
Video Tape and Disc Rental

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Tekamah, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Is there a franchise opportunity out there that makes sense for you?

Our recommendation is that you look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Detecting Franchising Scams. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Digikids and AHEAD Human Resources Franchise Corp.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Fitness Franchises and Mail and Shipping Services Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Tekamah Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Nebraska. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Tekamah.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Naming the Business

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Company.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Tekamah, it's imperative that you check now that your company name has not already been claimed by another Nebraska business.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Raising money to fund your new Tekamah business will be harder than you might expect. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Tekamah entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, check out our List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

To rise above the crowd in Tekamah and build your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your successs.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Media Kits discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

What's Next?

Most new Tekamah 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 Tekamah businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Tekamah entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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