Governor's Small Business Events

Governor's Small Business Forums Signage
  • Small Business Events

    Governor’s Small Business Forums are designed to provide Texas business owners, managers and entreprenuers with timely, relevant, actionable advice to assist them in establishing, operating, sustaining and growing their businesses. Each forum includes the Governor’s Small Business Awards to recognize outstanding businesses in Texas.

    Governor’s Small Business Service Provider Workshops build capacity among private and public sector small business service providers, like city and county governments, COGs, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, SBDCs, banks, and more. The workshops work to establish a network of small business service providers to create a mechanism for meaningful handoffs of small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs from one resource to another, assuring a continuum of services.

    Topic variations include:

    • Workforce and Skills Development programs
    • Doing business with relevant industries
    • Growing your business within the region
    • Export opportunities and logistics
    • Networking and business-to-business connections
    • Business opportunities for women-owned, minority-owned, disability-owned,
    • and veteran-owned businesses
    • Small Business resources within federal, state, and local government agencies
    • Procurement
    • Access to capital
    • Start-up essentials
    • Employment recruitment/retention
    • Social media/marketing best practices
    • State of Texas Small Business Awards

    View upcoming Governor's Small Business Forums dates and locations.

    Interactive map of past events