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Starting a Business in Tribune, Kansas

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

Most startup businesses do not succeed, in part because the business owner 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.

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

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Tribune. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • Take a look at Starting a Company. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Talk it over with a close friend or partner. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

What Business Are You Starting?

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 How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

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 Opening a Motorcycle Tires Business guide or our How to Start a Skydivers Business guide.

Remember that starting a business in Tribune has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Tribune than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Tribune demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Tribune, Kansas Demographic Information

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

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

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 Tribune Businesses

As a new Tribune entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Tribune 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
Business Associations
Civic and Social Organizations
Convenience Stores
Electric Power Distribution
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
General Freight Trucking, Local
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Landscaping Services
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Lawyers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Residential Remodelers
Rooming and Boarding Houses
Site Preparation Contractors
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Raising Funding for Your Business

Obtaining startup financing for your Tribune business is not an easy task. 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 Business Cash Advances.

For Tribune entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, check out our List of Kansas Angel Investors and our List of Kansas Venture Capital Firms.

Letting the World Know You Exist

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

You can learn all about marketing on our site. Yellow Pages Advertising Advice discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Tribune, Kansas, you should get information on some of the many programs available at nearby Kansas universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your learning is to investigate networking organizations for Tribune entrepreneurs.

Now It's Up To You

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Tribune and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Tribune entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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