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Opening a Business in Whitewright, Texas

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

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Good 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 Opening an Insulation Materials Dealers Business guide or our Starting a Locksmithing School guide.

Remember that your new business will be in Whitewright. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Whitewright. Study Whitewright demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Whitewright, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

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 Whitewright Businesses

As a new Whitewright entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Whitewright 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Business Associations
Community Food Services
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electric Power Distribution
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Furniture Stores
General Automotive Repair
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
Hardware Stores
Machine Shops
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing
Nonresidential Property Managers
Office Administrative Services
Residential Remodelers
Site Preparation Contractors
Sporting Goods Stores
Textile Bag Mills
Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Examine a list of Whitewright businesses and it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. Is there a franchise opportunity out there that makes sense for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Multi-Unit Franchising. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Nature's Way Cafe and Learning Express Toys. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Home Furnishings Franchises and Automotive Services Franchises.

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

Company Formation in Whitewright, Texas

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

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

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Texas, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Texas. In fact, you can 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's a lot to know about forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Dissolving a Corporation. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Whitewright, Texas, our information on Incorporating in Texas may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Texas.

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your Whitewright business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. 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 504 Loans.

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

Building Up Your Sales

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Whitewright business, you need to focus on sales.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

The Art of Customer Referrals is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Next Steps

As an entrepreneur in Whitewright, 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.

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

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