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Starting a Business in Welsh, Louisiana

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

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Running your own business is difficult, much more challenging than working as an employee. Are you certain you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

Before you move forward with starting a business, be sure to do these three things:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Welsh. Get their take on what it's really like to be 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. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Business Are You Starting?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Free Business Ideas.

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 Starting a Combustion Engineers Business guide or our How to Start a Mail Receiving & Forwarding Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Welsh. Some businesses will do better in Welsh than others. A critical consideration is whether Welsh demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Welsh, Louisiana Demographic Information

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

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

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 Welsh Businesses

As a new Welsh entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Welsh 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Civic and Social Organizations
Commercial Screen Printing
Convenience Stores
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Floor Covering Stores
Framing Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Freight Trucking, Local
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
Home Health Care Services
Household Appliance Stores
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Dentists
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Photography Studios, Portrait
Solid Waste Landfill
Used Merchandise Stores

Should You Franchise?

As you drive around Welsh, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Five Franchise Opportunities To Watch. 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 MEDIchair and Healthy Inspirations Franchise Opportunities. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Child Photos and Portraits Franchises and Financial Services Franchises.

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

Choosing a Company Name

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

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

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

Company Formation in Welsh, Louisiana

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

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. Just because you are starting a business in Louisiana, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Louisiana. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Company Formation. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Welsh, Louisiana, our information on Incorporating in Louisiana may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Louisiana.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Welsh business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Business Incubators.

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

Moving Forward

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

We are here to help Welsh businesses to be successful. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Welsh, Louisiana

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