Business Startup 101


Where do I begin?

Starting a small business in Texas can be daunting. We have combined a list of tools below to help you succeed in your new venture!


Check out our on-demand videos of past events!

Business Plan

Business Plan Writing

In this on-demand workshop, you will learn about the essentials of starting up a business and understand how to write a business plan.
Market Research & Competitive Analysis

Market Research

Market research helps you find customers for your business. Competitive analysis helps you make your business unique.
Training / Workshops

Training / Workshops

View our on demand workshops along with upcoming events to help your business succeed!

SBA Programs

The federal government uses special programs to help small businesses win at least at 23 percent of all federal contracting dollars each year.

Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) | Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB) | 8(a) Business Development | All Small Mentor-Protege Program | Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) | Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) | Small Business Enterprise (SBE) | Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) | Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)


There is significant opportunity for small businesses to profit through exporting. There is a wealth of information regarding exporting at The Export Assistance Centers have published a 6-step checklist for those exploring exporting:

1. Take the Export Readiness Self Assessment
2. Training & Counseling
3. Create an Export Business Plan
4. Conduct Market Research
5. Find Buyers
6. Financial considerations