TEXAS – The state of Texas officially kicked off Small Business Week, which recognizes the companies’ contributions and offers seminars, webinars and assistance programs to help small businesses grow.
Governor Greg Abbott encouraged Texans across the state to recognize Small Business Week 2023 and celebrated the essential role Texas’ 3.1 million small businesses play in the economy.
In recognition of the contributions and accomplishments of Texas small businesses, the Governor issued a proclamation officially designating April 30 through May 6, 2023 as Small Business Week in Texas.
“Small businesses in Texas are the engine of economic strength and resilience, and we continue to work to support their growth and economic success to keep Texas the best state in the nation to start a business,” Governor Abbott said.
“Our 3.1 million small businesses employ nearly half of all working Texans and help us lead the nation in economic power. We are proud to be a top state for women entrepreneurs-with 1.25 million. As we honor this spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurship during Texas Small Business Week, we will continue to support small businesses in communities across Texas so they have the tools they need to flourish,” the governor added.
The Office of Small Business Assistance serves as a statewide focal point for new businesses of all sizes in urban, suburban and rural communities, offering a variety of services aimed at starting, strengthening and growing their businesses in the state.
These services include seven-step business start-up counseling; small business handbook; access to the small business resource portal, as well as its new permitting and licensing feature; Texas business licensing and permitting guide; plus use of the Governor’s small business webinar library.
Small Business Summits have also provided Texas small business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to network and share relevant tips. Small Business Week will be held April 30 through May 6, 2023.