Small Business Assistance
Texas is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and rich history of innovation. Today, the Lone Star State boasts the best business climate in the nation. Home to 2.8 million small businesses, our state is focused on developing an environment where entrepreneurs have the freedom to aspire, grow and prosper.
The Governor's Office of Small Business Assistance and the Business Permit Office assist small and medium Texas businesses through advocacy, entrepreneurial support, education and technical assistance. The team serves as a focal point in the state for start-ups and small businesses of all sizes in urban, suburban and rural communities. The offices offer a variety of services, including assistance with permitting, licensing and regulatory compliance, small business resource referrals and informational small business webinars and events. Please see links below for further information.
For information on COVID-19 resources for Texas small businesses, visit our Coronavirus webpage.
We divided the process of starting a business into seven basic steps.
The Lone Star State leads the nation in job creation over the last 10 years and in population growth over the last 14.
The Business Permit Office assists navigating Texas’ permitting, licensing and regulatory environment and aids in resolving permitting issues.
We work closely with a variety of partners to facilitate small businesses accessing capital.
Governor Abbott is committed to making Texas the No.1 place for veterans, minority and women-owned businesses.
Working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.