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.
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."
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.
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.
LiftFund 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.
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.
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.
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.