EDD - Small Business Development

Grow a Small Business

Grow Small Business

Starting a business in San Antonio doesn't mean you have to go it alone.  Utilize our services and programs, tailored to bring opportunities to your business.

Small Business Office Annual Report

Review the latest Small Business Office Annual Report.

Services & Programs

Small Business Liaison

The Small Business Liaison is an initial point of contact for all business-related and regulatory information. Located at Launch SA inside the Central Library (600 Soledad), the Small Business Liaison assists approximately 1,500 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs every year with licensing and permitting questions and referrals to technical assistance resources available to small business owners.

SBEDA Program

There are a few steps to getting your small business ready to do business with the City of San Antonio.

Business Empowerment Program

The Small Business Empowerment Program, minority and women-owned businesses are vital to San Antonio’s economic health, to general business expansion and to the community at large. Nevertheless, at certain stages of development, these small businesses need the support of a knowledgeable team.

  • Mentor Protégé Program
    The Mentor Protégé Program is s great way for a start up to grow into a strong business.  If your business is already on the right track, being a Mentor means giving back to the community, while building on your own business practices to help your mentor.
  • Bonding Assistance Program
    The Bonding Assistance Program is designed to help businesses repair or build credit to become bondable, dramatically increasing the potential of being awarded contracts from the City of San Antonio and other government or private entities.

The Economic Development Department (EDD) uses community resources and incentive programs to provide the catalyst for employment generating investments by the private sector.

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Small Business Liaison

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Small Business Resource Guide

Small Business Resource Guide
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Small Business Economic Development Advocacy Committee

Small Business Advocacy Committee
Meet the SBEDA Committee. More