Business in Texas

Texas makes it easy to run a business and be successful in your career. Find resources to help you grow and develop in your profession while staying compliant with state requirements.

Starting a business in Texas?

We’re proud to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Texas. Check out our new business resources to see how we can help you start the company of your dreams.

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Access business services and information

Find business resources that meet your needs—from job seeking and recruitment, to economic development programs and help with business taxes.

Business and commercial code

Understand the legislation for your business and industry in the Texas Legislature's Business and Commerce Code. 

Business incentives and assistance

Texas Economic Development offers incentives, like trust and enterprise funds and zone programs, to businesses that create jobs and drive innovation in the state. 

Employment laws

Texas protects the rights and benefits of workers and handles concerns on discrimination, child labor, and minimum wage according to current legislation.   

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)

The Comptroller of Public Account's administers the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program for minority, women-owned, and/or service-disabled veteran small businesses in Texas. 

Texas taxes

The Texas Comptroller provides information about state taxes and fees, taxpayer resources, how to pay online, and tax rules and laws. 

Texas Workforce Centers

Texas Workforce Centers provide services for employers and job seekers including recruitment, training programs, and childcare services.  

Occupational and professional licenses for your career

Many jobs and businesses in Texas require occupational or professional licenses or permits. Find out what license you need and how to get it.

Learn about occupational and professional licenses in Texas

Learn how our agencies can help you

Texas Economic Development Corporation (TEDC)

  • Business start-ups and development
  • Incentive and assistance programs
  • Economic reports and publications

Texas Secretary of State (SOS)

  • Name filing and trademarks
  • Business start-up information
  • Business filings and certificates
  • Texas business laws

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

  • Job search and recruitment
  • Unemployment
  • Workers’ rights and benefits

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (TCPA)

  • Taxes
  • Open data tools
  • Government procurement and contracting