Business, Investing, & Manufacturing

LOCAL RESOURCES

Better Business Bureau
Helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. With offices in San Antonio and around Texas you can even attend local events and workshops.
The Chamber
Serving a Membership of almost 500 businesses, covering 13 cities, 6 counties and over 110 miles of the IH35 corridor and beyond, we are your advocates for better business, providers of networking and marketing opportunities as well as connection whether it is business to business or business to community
Launch SA 
Located at the San Antonio Public Library downtown location (600 Soledad St, San Antonio TX 78205) is a one-stop shop where entrepreneurs and small-business owners can go to get information, resources, market data and guidance to start and maintain their business.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
A congressional authorized initiative to assist organizations that are seeking to market their goods and/or services to federal, state, and local governments. Become certified to do business with city, county, state and federal agencies as well as public and private entities.
San Antonio Women's Business Center
Dedicated to supporting business owners, especially women and minorities, through business education and business consulting.
Schertz Economic Development Corporation
The City of Schertz Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) assists business/industry in locating, developing, and expanding within the Schertz community.
SCORE
SCORE volunteers provide free mentoring to small business entrepreneurs on a wide range of business topics—everything from how to write a business plan, how to arrange funding and manage cash flow, to how to develop effective marketing and Web-based retailing. Business owners can access SCORE via free, ongoing face-to-face mentoring sessions or through email mentoring services. Call (210) 403-5931 to schedule your appointment or book an appointment online.
South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
A non-profit corporation that represents several public entities in the South Texas area. These entities are committed to enhancing participation for disadvantaged, minority and woman owned businesses in public/government contracting and purchasing activities.
Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
Creates opportunities and an environment for minority business enterprise to grow and to actively add value corporate members in these positive business relationships.
Texas Comptroller of Accounts
Information on purchasing and procurement for vendors looking to do business with the State of Texas.
Texas Government Business Website
Information for Business, Professional & Employment Services from the State of Texas.
Texas State Securities Board
Resources for investors.
Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance Texas
The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance is committed to increasing business opportunities for woman-owned businesses and corporate members through education, programs, and professional networking.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Guides investors through the investor process and provides tools and calculators to help you make informed financial decisions.
Findlaw's Small Business Center
Securities and Exchange Commission
Small Business Administration
U.S. Government agency that provides support for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA)
Thomas Register of Manufactures
Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers
USA.gov Small Business 
Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more.

LIBRARY DATABASES & ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

EBSCO Business Source Complete (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
This is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content.

EBSCO Regional Business News (TEXHSARE DATABASE)
Newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources published in the United States and Canada.

Small Business Reference Center (TEXSHARE DATABASE)
Supports small business owners and entrepreneurs with reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as business videos, details on how to create business plans, and more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Provides independent investment research and analysis in the United States and in major international markets with data and analyst reports on stocks and funds, tools to build and analyze a portfolio, and tools to learn new stock and fund-investing strategies and portfolio-building-skills. Data and analysis of domestic and international markets by market sector, industry and geographic region are also available.