Starting a Business in Texas

Questions on how to start a business in Texas? Check out our guide and ask our business advisors your questions on starting a business – all at no cost to you.

Our guide covers common startup concerns like; business planning, business entities, name registration, business licenses, taxes, finding financing and hiring new employees.

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Write a Business Plan

Write a Business Plan

The first step in starting a business should be planning.  Just as a home builder won’t start a project without blueprints, you shouldn’t start a…

Select a Business Entity

Select A Business Entity in Texas

To start a business in Texas, you will need to choose a business entity / organizational structure in order to operate.  There are four primary…

Register a Business Name

Register A Business Name / DBA In Texas

Registering a business name or DBA is the next step for starting a business in Texas.  The process of registering a name depends on the…

File an EIN

File for an EIN

The Employment Identification Number or EIN (sometimes referred to as the Federal Employment Identification Number or FEIN) is a unique

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Apply for Business Licenses In Texas

A frequent question we get is how to get a business license or permit in Texas.  There are actually several types of licenses your business…

finding financing for a small business

Find Financing

Obtaining financing for a small business can be a stressful and time consuming process.  Similar to getting a home loan, the bank is going to…

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Business Taxes & Accounting in Texas

Depending on the type of business, there are a variety of taxes a business in Texas to be aware of with the most common being…

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Hire Employees in Texas

State Payroll Taxes State Unemployment Taxes – Unemployment insurance must also be paid by employers to the state of Texas. Information on state unemployment insurance can…