Governor's Small Business Forums, sponsored by the Texas Governor’s Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, and local partners, are designed to give entrepreneurs and small businesses valuable tools, skills, and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced economy. Featuring a wide range of instructive seminars and expert speakers offering vital information on both public and private resources, the forums provide a great opportunity to network and connect with industry specialists, government officials, service providers, and other regional businesses. Likewise, Texan businesses are afforded a chance to network and trade with one another, exchange best practices, and discuss challenges and innovative ways of overcoming them. Overall the forums highlight the wide range of opportunities available to all businesses, including minority and women-owned small businesses, veterans, and businesses interested in expanding globally.

Topics include:

  • Workforce and Skills Development programs
  • Doing business with the relevant industries in your area
  • Export opportunities and logistics
  • Access to capital
  • Start-up essentials
  • Hiring and managing employees
  • Social media/marketing training
  • Networking and business-to-business connections
  • Opportunities for minority- and woman-owned businesses, and veterans
  • Providing contacts with federal, state, and local government agencies
  • State of Texas Small Business Awards
 

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