January 16, 2021  
 
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  Winnie, Texas Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Winnie, Texas

Need help starting a business in Winnie, Texas? We've got the information you need to open a business in Winnie.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Good Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Raw Bar guide or our How to Start a Concrete Buildings Business guide.

Remember that your new business will be in Winnie. Some businesses will do better in Winnie than others. Don't forget to review Winnie demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Winnie, Texas Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 224
5-9 Employees 99
10-19 Employees 39
20-49 Employees 51
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Winnie Businesses 425

As a new Winnie entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Winnie 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
Businesses
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Business Associations 2
Cafeterias 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Consumer Lending 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 6
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Inland Water Freight Transportation 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 6
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction 1
New Car Dealers 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1
Portfolio Management 1
Poultry Processing 1
Shoe Stores 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Should You Franchise?

As you drive around Winnie, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Is franchising maybe a better way for you to start your business?

Our advice is to consider franchising as an option. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including How to Franchise. 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 Multistate Transmission and Barmetrix Canada. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Wedding Franchises and Hardware Store Franchises.

Note on Winnie Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Winnie, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

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 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: Branding Advice.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Winnie, it's very important that you make sure no other Texas company is using the business name you want to use.

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is vital in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Texas.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Winnie 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.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

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

What's Next?

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

We are here to help Winnie businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Winnie entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Winnie, Texas

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Winnie.

 

 

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