Business Development Resources

If you require assistance with the creation of marketing materials, writing proposals, completion of certification applications, and other business needs please review the information provided below. Included you will find contact information for the listed organization as well as links to assistance tools each agency provides on their website. Links provided are for informational purposes, this is not a recommendation or endorsement.

Certification Agency

South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency

In September 1998, an interlocal Cooperation Agreement was entered into between the member entities, creating the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) for the purpose of "jointly providing certification and other related services to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority and/or Woman-owned Business Enterprise (D/M/WBE) programs of the participants."

3201 Cherry Ridge St., Building C-319,
San Antonio, TX 78230
210-227-4722

RESOURCES

Applications for Certification
e-Procurement Portal

Business Assistance Organizations

UTSA Institute for Economic Development

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development offers professional, confidential one-on-one advising to business owners looking to start or expand their business. Programs and centers provide management advising in a variety of areas including accounting, financing and loan packaging, capital acquisition, business planning, marketing, human resources, economic development, strategic planning, and financial analysis.

501 West César E. Chávez Boulevard
San Antonio Texas 78207-4415
210-458-2020

RESOURCES

Small Business Assistance Class Schedule

San Antonio SCORE

Chapter 164 San Antonio was chartered in 1974 to serve as a unique resource within the local business community by providing efficient and effective delivery of pro bono, high quality technical and managerial mentoring and guidance to prospective and existing small businesses and non-profit organizations in the greater San Antonio, Texas area. The Chapter relies on the services of some 40 business men and women with real-world experience and a strong belief in the importance of small business.

615 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-403-5931

RESOURCES

Local Workshop Schedule
Online Workshop Schedule
Business Assistance Templates and Tools

ACCION Business Center

Accion Texas Inc. is a designated community development financial institution, or CDFI. CDFIs are working in neighborhoods across the United States to provide affordable, responsible credit, create and sustain jobs, and to stabilize communities. CDFIs finance community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing.

2014 S. Hackberry St.
San Antonio, TX 78210
210-533-2940

RESOURCES

ACCION Online Loan Application
Business Assistance Templates and Tools
Events Calendar

Procurement and Technical Assistance Center

The University of Texas at San Antonio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a specialty center of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. The SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center assists small business owners, veteran entrepreneurs, women-owned small businesses, employers, and energy conscious business owners in a 79-county area.

215 S San Saba St
San Antonio, TX 78207
210-458-2754

RESOURCES

Veterans Business Development Program
Business Development Services

Bexar County SMWBE Program

Bexar County Commissioners Court recognizes the importance of SMWBE/DBE firms, advocates the growth of these businesses, and works to build partnerships with numerous federal, state, local and private sector organizations where opportunities are provided for SMWBE/DBE firms to access and compete for contracts.

211 S. Flores Street
San Antonio, Texas 78204
210-335-2478

RESOURCES

Bexar County SMWVBE Conference
Events Calendar
Business Assistance Templates and Tools

City of San Antonio Economic Development-Small Business Development

The Small Business Economic Development Advocacy Program (SBEDA) uses the City of San Antonio’s purchasing power to build the capacity of small, minority and women-owned businesses by assigning participation goals to City contracts and eliminating barriers to competition.

Frost Bank Tower
100 West Houston Street, 19th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-207-8080

RESOURCES

Business Assistance Templates and Tools