Small Business Resources

2020 Texas Business Licenses & Permits Guide


Comprehensive listing of state permits and licenses that may be required to operate a business enterprise in the state.

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American Association of Franchise Dealers (AAFD)

Includes resources to help you understand and explore a franchise business.

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Annual Credit Report

You should know your score before talking to a lender. Get your credit score here and know what potential lenders will see.

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Business Calculators

Find calculators for financing and managing your business.

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Business in Texas


The official brand for the Texas Economic Development Division within the Office of the Governor.

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Department of Labor, Wages, & Hour Information

Helpful fact sheets regarding wages and conditions for employees.

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Entrepreneurship Resources for People with Disabilities

A SBA sponsored article specifically for those with disabilities.

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FFIEC Geo-coding System


Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council helps you to see if your company qualifies as a small business and answers the question of how large can your business grow before it is no longer considered small. Search the SBA size standards based on your NAICS industry code to confirm you qualify. 

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Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC)

The City Fort Worth Business Assistance Center provides free counseling, workshops and resources to prospective and current small business owners.

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Franchising Consultant

FranNet may be useful in helping you search for and evaluate a franchise business.

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IRS- Tax Information for Businesses

Tax information, tools, and resources for businesses and self- employed. Apply online for your federal Employer Identification Number

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Naming Your Business

The Office of the Comptroller allows you to search the names of taxable entities in the state of Texas.

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NTSBDC Government Contacting

North Texas Small Business Developments Center can help to become a government contractor.

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NTDSBDC Internationl Program

North Texas Small Business Developments Center provides help for businesses that import and export their products, or would like to start.

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Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives, including family, community, health, finance, work and leisure. Search for social and demographic trends by reports, charts, topic index, and datasets.

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SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership

SBA’s information for women-owned businesses.

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Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA’s Business Guide to get you started.

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SCORE-Fort Worth

An outstanding source for free templates and tools for planning and growing your small business.

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Size-Up

Online tool to help small businesses compare against competitors, map customers, suppliers and find the best places to advertise.

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Tarrant County College (TCC) Business

Business opportunities with Tarrant County College can benefit your company or organization. Our mission is to discover best value solutions in the purchase of products and services while presenting competitive opportunities.

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TECH Fort Worth

TECH Fort Worth is a nonprofit business incubator which helps entrepreneurs bring to market innovative technologies that will impact the environment, empower the community and improve healthcare.

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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Learn about sales tax laws in Texas and how to ensure you are compliant.

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Texas Sectetary of State-
Forming Your Corpaoration Online

The Secretary of State’s office allows you to file your corporate charter online as well as other business entities.

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Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

Part of a local/state network dedicated to developing the workforce of Texas.

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U.S. Census Bureau Data

A comprehensive source of data about the U.S. people and economy.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Protect your work before it’s too late.

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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA’s Business Guide resources to get you started.

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