October 24, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for California Entrepreneurs  
  Twain Harte, California Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Twain Harte, California

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

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Most startup ventures do not succeed, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, 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:

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Twain Harte. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • 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. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Twain Harte, California Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 287
5-9 Employees 69
10-19 Employees 48
20-49 Employees 12
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Twain Harte Businesses 422

As a new Twain Harte entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Twain Harte 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
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Photography 1
Convenience Stores 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electrical Contractors 9
Electronic Shopping 1
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 4
Florists 1
Formal Wear and Costume Rental 1
Full-Service Restaurants 8
General Automotive Repair 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 2
Home Centers 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Investigation Services 1
Janitorial Services 2
Landscaping Services 2
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Logging 2
Mail-Order Houses 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 4
Offices of Dentists 3
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 4
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Residential Remodelers 3
Roofing Contractors 1
Savings Institutions 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1

What About Buying an Existing Twain Harte Business?

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

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

Raising Capital for Your Venture

Getting your Twain Harte business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Bank Credit Lines.

For Twain Harte entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, check out our List of California Angel Investors and our List of California Venture Capital Firms.

Letting the World Know You Exist

Whether your goal is to attract Twain Harte customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a excellent marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Advertising on Google 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 sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Building Up Your Sales

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Twain Harte business to do well.

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Sales Forecasting is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Next Steps

Most new Twain Harte 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.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Twain Harte and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Twain Harte, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Twain Harte, California

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