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By Sanjeev Kumar
Founding Attorney

What are the steps to starting a successful new business?

Wallet Hub recently released its list of the best states to launch and grow a business. Once again, Texas came in as number one. The study compared 25 key business indicators across 50 states. Factors considered include the business environment, business cost, and access to resources, among others. Texas ranked high in several categories, taking the lead in the business environment. With many potential new business owners flocking to the state of Texas, it becomes important to want to be entrepreneurs to follow some basic steps to success when launching a new business.

Start Up Tips for New Texas Businesses

As a new business, you will face many obstacles. Though Texas is a favorable place for startups, statistically a large number of businesses will fail within the first five years. Review these tips for starting up your new business below and contact a business formation attorney for assistance.

  1. Hone your concept: The possibilities are endless when you consider what type of business you would like to own. You will want to closely analyze your customer base when selecting a concept. Do your research on the concept, competitors in the area, and the success of similar businesses.

  2. Get your finances in order: Chances are you will need some capital to launch your new business. You will want enough funds to comfortably open, while leaving your family financially secure. Consider whether you may need to apply for a loan to start the business.

  3. Create a business plan: Your business plan will prove essential to launching and growing your business. You will want to use the business plan as a roadmap to the company. Your business plan should include a market analysis, organization of leadership, marketing strategies, financial projections, and more.

  4. Select the right business entity: Your selection of a business entity will influence the overall structure of the company and its finances. Small business owners will have several options when it comes to choosing a business entity, with many electing to utilize an LLC, S corporation, or C corporation.

  5. Negotiate a strong lease: With the business concept refined and financing secure, you can start to explore the location for your new business. Your lawyer can assist you in signing a lease that fully protects your legal rights.

Starting a new business is an exciting step that could greatly enhance your future. Begin your business journey on the right path by consulting with a business law attorney today.

About the Author
Sanjeev Kumar is the founder and principal at the Kumar Law Firm, which provides a wide range of legal services to entrepreneurs and business owners in the area of business & corporate law and intellectual property along with related areas of interest to clients such as business succession planning, wealth preservation through estate planning, and alternate dispute resolution.