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Opening a Business in Tilden, Nebraska

Contemplating starting a business in Tilden, Nebraska? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Tilden.

Will You Be a Good Entrepreneur?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Tilden. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • Peruse Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Tilden, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

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 Tilden Businesses

As a new Tilden entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Tilden 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
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
General Automotive Repair
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Dentists
Residential Remodelers
Shoe Stores

Choosing a Business Name

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.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Branding Advice.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Tilden, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another Nebraska business.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Raising money to fund your new Tilden business will be harder than you might expect. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Tilden entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, browse our List of Nebraska Angel Investors and our List of Nebraska Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Company

To rise above the crowd in Tilden and build your business, you need a solid marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Seven Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Ramping Up Sales

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

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

The Art of Customer Referrals offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Successful entrepreneurs know that they need to continually improve.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Tilden, Nebraska, you should get information on some of the learning programs at local Nebraska educational institutions. You should also check if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Tilden entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

What's Next?

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

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Tilden and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Tilden, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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