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Starting a Business in San Angelo Guide
A handbook specific to San Angelo to assist with gathering information, answering questions you have about the process of starting a business, assimilating all information regarding your business into a written business plan, and acting as a directory for following most of the steps you need to successfully start a business.

Financing Options for Your Small Business
Designed specifically for doing business in San Angelo. Learn about the funding options that are available.

SBA Loan Chart - View this for a comparison of the SBA Loan Programs. See full loan details at

Start Up Costs Worksheet
How much money will it take to open the doors of your business? Note however, that this is *not* necessarily the complete picture of how much money you will need to get your business off the ground.Please call for an appointment with an advisor for more information.

Business Plan Questionnaire
This Questionnaire will walk you through the narrative of a business plan. After answering all the questions, you will be able to format the information into a finalized narrative for your plan. 

Sample Business Plan
This booklet is the cornerstone of our Business Plan class as well as our advising sessions regarding start-up, expansion or purchase of an existing business.

Business Model Canvas (Blank)

Business Model Canvas (with Questionnaire) 

The IRS 20 Factor Test
Many people falsely believe that they can simply pay an employee like a contractor instead of an employee… but can you?

The 5 C’s of Credit
Why did the banker turn me down for a loan? Perhaps this will give you some insight into the thought process that goes into approving or disapproving a business loan.

Online Learning Videos

How to be successful with a Food Truck - Filmed as a live class hosted at the Business Resource Center.

Useful Links and Information

The Texas Business Licenses & Permits Guide
This guide is a comprehensive listing of state permits and licenses that may be required to operate a business enterprise in the state. The guide offers information according to business type and includes direct links to appropriate state resources that can help address any business permitting needs.
This is a great site to access and download a variety of business and personal tax forms.

Small Business Taxpayer Virtual Workshop 
View an in-depth video outlining the federal tax obligations of small business owners. 

SBA Small Business Forms
A variety of SBA forms can be found at the SBA library. Please note that the SBA itself does not give loans. You must be working through a bank in order to qualify for SBA loans.

Small Business Publications
A collection of publications (printable PDFs, many free) that can be downloaded from the website. Topics for Small Businesses include: Advertising and Marketing; Business Finance; Hiring & Employee Relations; Patents & Copyrights; Scams; Security; Starting a Small Business; Workplace Health and Safety

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