Business Resources

Small Business Administration

SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

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SCORE has chapters throughout Texas and provides in-person and virtual counseling and mentorship. They have also published resources and information to support small business.

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UTSA Small Business Development Center - Business Recovery Accelerator

The University of Texas at San Antonio has launched a new initiative aimed at helping small businesses. The university created a new program called, “The COVID-19 Business Recovery Accelerator.” The goal of the program is to help businesses going through hardships during the pandemic. Businesses will receive counseling and resources to pursue loans from the financial industry. Businesses in the Kerr County area are provided assistance through the UTSA SBDC.

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National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association. Every day, we passionately stand up for the people, policies and ideas that help retail thrive.

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National Federation of Independent Business

NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses, and remains so today.

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National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world. We represent and advocate on behalf of more than 500,000 restaurant businesses.

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America's Small Business Development Center

ASBDC provides counseling to small businesses throughout Texas. Their website offers a list of resources to manage the impact and recovery.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.

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BCL of Texas

At BCL of Texas, the physical and financial health of our community has always been our biggest priority. As we weather the coronavirus pandemic, we know both individuals and businesses are seeing economic impacts across our state. We’re here to let you know that we’re here, we’re working for you, and we’re ready to support you. También podemos ayudarle en español.

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General Business Information

Texas Department of Insurance

Industry and business FAQ: We’ve compiled responses to some of the most common questions from the insurance industry and businesses.

Business interruption insurance: Coverage for losses due to epidemics and pandemics vary.

Agents and adjusters: Frequently asked questions about licensing issues.

Workers’ compensation: Our Division of Workers’ Compensation has posted resources for employers, employees, and health-care providers.

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Texas Agriculture

Overview of information related to school meals, consumer protection, rural hospitals, weights and measures and licensing.

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Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. The Federal Reserve conducts the nation’s monetary policy to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. economy; promotes the stability of the financial system and seeks to minimize and contain systemic risks through active monitoring and engagement in the U.S. and abroad; promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions and monitors their impact on the financial system as a whole; fosters payment and settlement system safety and efficiency through services to the banking industry and the U.S. government that facilitate U.S.-dollar transactions and payments; and promotes consumer protection and community development through consumer-focused supervision and examination, research and analysis of emerging consumer issues and trends, community economic development activities, and the administration of consumer laws and regulations.

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