Description: We provide entrepreneurs access to professional and confidential business advising, a variety of quality training programs, and an extensive referral network at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Benefits of contacting your local SBDC include:
OCI Group is a social purpose consulting firm focused on economic and leadership development. Their social purpose is at the core of their work because they are passionate about actively engaging our community and altering the way business is conducted in this global 21st century society by demonstrating that ‚Äúsocial good‚Äù is good for business and good for our communities. They work with companies, organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to support building genuine ‚Äúsocial purpose businesses (SPBs),‚Äù through which they demonstrate that being concerned with the ‚Äúgreater good‚Äù in the community will help them achieve their goals and improve their bottom line.
The Chamber has been serving businesses in San Antonio since 1894.Their goal is to continuously improve the business climate and build opportunities for growth for San Antonio and our region. They accomplish this through programs focused on advocacy, economic development, events and direct services to their members. The Chamber’s member services are structured in six program areas: Public Affairs, Economic Development, Education and Workforce Development, Image and Communications, Membership and Business Development and Special Events.
San Antonio’s powerhouse employers support a healthy and diverse economy – a blend of well-established financial services, rapidly growing life sciences, a booming new energy sphere, a flourishing cybersecurity and technology field and a robust manufacturing sector that produces everything from aircraft to Toyota trucks. The city’s central location has made it the hub for trade and export throughout the U.S., North and South America. San Antonio’s employment in December 2018 was 1,150,484 compared to 1,136,835 in December 2017. The metro’s unemployment rate was 3.2% compared to 3.6% in Texas and 3.9% in the U.S in the same time period.
Our mission is to increase participation of African American, Asian American, Disabled Individual, Emerging Small, Hispanic American, Minority, Native American, Small, Veteran and Woman-owned business enterprises in their pursuit of contracting and procurement opportunities by providing centralized certification services.
Launch SA is an entrepreneurship and small business center located in the downtown Central Library in San Antonio. A partnership between the City of San Antonio and LiftFund, Launch SA provides entrepreneurs at all stages direction, education, mentorship, and community through our network of support. Find your own pathway today!