Small Business Resources

This page provides links to resources to assist small business in San Marcos. This website will be updated with additional resources as they become available.

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Note: Grants and programs listed below are active as of time published. The list below is for informational purposes, and the City of San Marcos does not give any endorsement to third-party grants or program.

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General Grants & Programs

Grant or ProgramDescriptionLink for More Information
7(a) Management and Technical Assistance ProgramThis program from the SBA assists businesses with being competitive for federal, state, and local government contracts.Click Here
Amber GrantThis grant is provided by WomensNet and offers women-owned businesses grants between $1,000 and $25,000.Click Here
Business Improvement & Growth (BIG) GrantThis grant is provided by the City of San Marcos to provide technical and financial assistance to property owners or business tenants seeking to renovate or restore facades, signage, lighting and life-safety systems for commercial buildings.Click Here
Dream Big AwardsThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Dream Big Awards program where the Small Business of the Year is awarded $25,000. *Applications for 2022 are due July 8.Click Here
FedEx Small Business Grant ContestThis grant is provided by FedEx on an annual basis with awards ranging from $15,000 to $75,000. *Applications for 2022 have closed.Click Here
Grants.govThis website is a clearinghouse for federal funding opportunities.Click Here
Product Development and Small Business Incubator FundThis is a state offered opportunity offering long-term, asset-backed loans to produce development companies and small business incubators/accelerators.Click Here
ReviveSMTXThis grant is offered in collaboration with the City of San Marcos and San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce. Grants can be used for operation safety, sanitation training, PPE, and digital redesign for social distancing.Click Here
Small Business Counseling ProgramThis proposed program by the City of San Marcos provides free, confidential, one-to-one counseling for businesses in key areas. *Expected start date is Fall 2022.Click Here
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)This is a federal program encouraging small businesses to engage in Federal Research/R&D with the potential for commercialization.Click Here
Skills for Small BusinessThis program is offered through the Texas Workforce Commission to provide training for businesses with fewer than 100 employees.Click Here
State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)This is a federal grant through the state to assist small businesses with export development.Click Here
Data & Demographics

The following documents are demographic reports for the City of San Marcos and can provide valuable data as you prepare your business plan or explore new markets.

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