Starting a Small Business

Governor's Small Business Resource Portal

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the Governor’s Small Business Resource Portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help you find success. This important tool offers a customized list of useful business resources to assist you in starting or growing your business in Texas.

The portal is easy to access and use—simply answer six short questions to generate your tailored resource list. For your convenience, you may print or email the results directly from the portal. Information provided in the portal include:

  • State and Local Business Services
  • Business Advice and Growth Assistance
  • Permit Resources
  • General Business Resources
  • Additional Specific Resources
Launch the Portal 

Start Your Business in 10 Steps

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. The U.S. Small Business Administration details each step. 

Veteran, Minority & Women-Owned Business Resources

Some of the resources and organizations dedicated to helping veteran, minority and women-owned businesses start-up and grow in Texas can be found on this page.