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Commercial Site Maps

Young Entrepreneurs

You’ll do a lot of research working through a business plan, but that’s just a start. You need to become an expert on your industry, products and services, if you’re not already.

First Steps for Starting Your Own Business

Determine the basic legal structure of the business and properly record the business name. There are several legal structures available for businesses operating in Texas. Each structure is listed below with a brief description of the entity.

What the SCIF Can Do for You

Provide guidelines for planning your Grand Opening event, and a description of your new company will be featured.

Guide to Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Formal event with a specific time for guests to be at your business. Owner and/or manager (public officials presents) greet guests and cut ribbon.


Having tax incentive policies allows a city to be up-front with businesses, accountable to citizens and mitigate the appearance of cronyism.