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Opening a Business in Waverly, Nebraska

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

Will You Be a Good Entrepreneur?

An entrepreneurial life is demanding, much more arduous than working as an employee. Are you sure you want to go into business for yourself?

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

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Waverly. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

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 Opening a Central European Restaurant guide or our Starting a Jewelry Designers Business guide.

Remember that you are opening your new business in Waverly. Some businesses will do better in Waverly than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Waverly demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Waverly, Nebraska Demographic Information

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

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

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 Waverly Businesses

As a new Waverly entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Waverly 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
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
Child Day Care Services
Computer and Software Stores
Custom Computer Programming Services
Custom Roll Forming
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Engineering Services
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Warehousing and Storage
Hardware Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Office Administrative Services
Offices of Dentists
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Site Preparation Contractors
Solid Waste Collection
Tire Dealers
Truss Manufacturing
Veterinary Services

Naming the Company

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Waverly, it's critical that you ensure that no other Nebraska company is using the business name you want to use.

Forming a Company in Waverly, Nebraska

It's very important that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. The biggest advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

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 Nebraska, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Nebraska. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate wherever you want. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Getting an EIN. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Waverly, Nebraska, our information on Incorporating in Nebraska may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Nebraska.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Waverly, Nebraska, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Nebraska educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Waverly entrepreneurs.

What's Next?

As an entrepreneur in Waverly, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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