January 24, 2021  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Tennessee Entrepreneurs  
  White House, Tennessee Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in White House, Tennessee

Need help starting a business in White House, Tennessee? We've got the information you need to open a business in White House.

What Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. 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 Blindness Residential Care Business guide or our Opening a Mugs Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in White House. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in White House. Study White House demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

White House, Tennessee Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 315
5-9 Employees 135
10-19 Employees 84
20-49 Employees 63
50-99 Employees 12
100-249 Employees 15
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All White House Businesses 627

As a new White House entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in White House 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 2
Child Day Care Services 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 3
Electrical Contractors 6
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
Engineering Services 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Florists 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
General Automotive Repair 4
General Warehousing and Storage 2
Graphic Design Services 1
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 2
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Iron and Steel Mills 1
Janitorial Services 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 9
Locksmiths 1
Mail-Order Houses 1
Masonry Contractors 2
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Optometrists 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 2
Residential Remodelers 4
Securities Brokerage 1
Sign Manufacturing 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Solid Waste Landfill 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Selecting a Name For Your Venture

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 should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

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 opening a business in White House, it's very important that you make sure no other Tennessee company is using the business name you want to use.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Tennessee.

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your White House business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as 504 Loans.

For White House entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, you'll want to take a look at our List of Tennessee Angel Investors and our List of Tennessee Venture Capital Firms.

Ramping Up Sales

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

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Landing Big Customers is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Next Steps

You have a dream -- starting a business in White House. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in White House, Tennessee

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