Welcome to The Bexar County Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department
Small, Minority, Women, and Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (SMWBE) Program Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Department (SBED) embodies the strong partnership between economic development and entrepreneurship. SBED, which is charged with the responsibility of administrating the Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (SMWVBE) Program, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and coordination for US DOT Title VI Regulations as applied to Bexar County’s Federal Highway (FHWA) funded projects, seeks to establish innovative programs that involve new or existing businesses and provide monitoring and compliance.
How Do I… provides helpful links, connections, and links for businesses that are just starting up, looking to grow, or who want to do business with Bexar County. Information on education & training events, registering as a Bexar County Vendor, and getting your business certified are only a sample of what is available for you.
Opportunities, also known as the Opportunity Link, provides links and information about local, state, and federal government entities, as well as school districts, colleges & universities, and general contractors
Directoryconnects you with multiple databases, such as the Contract & Diversity Management System (CDMS), the Bexar County Purchasing Supplier Portal, the Texas Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL), and the Texas Unified Certification Program (TUCP).
About SBED, where you'll find information about the Small Business and Entrepreneurship team including contact information, news, photos & videos, and more. You can even request an appointment with our office or ask a question using our online forms!
Complianceprovides information on the Bexar County Small, Minority, and Women-owned Business Enterprise / Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs, Requirements for contracting with Bexar County, and tools for outreach & utilization measurement & reporting.
Conference links you to the annual Bexar County Business Conference, which is the largest small business event of the year. Information including agendas, exhibitor lists, speakers, photos and more from our 20+ year history can be found here, as well as online registration for our upcoming conference.