Visit the Bexar County Purchasing Website and go to the Supplier Portal Registration and follow the steps listed. You can contact the Purchasing Department at 210.335.2211.
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Visit the Bexar County Clerk’s office at the Bexar County Paul Elizondo Tower, next to the Courthouse to register the business name, 1st floor 101 W. Nueva (Notary public onsite) Call them at (210) 335-2223 or visit them on the web. Copies of misplaced certificates can be obtained.
Contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by visiting Internal Revenue Service's webpage or: IRS San Antonio 8122 Datapoint Dr Suite 210, San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 841-2090
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, Businesses need an EIN. You may apply for an EIN in various ways, and now you may apply online. This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service and you can get your EIN immediately.
Complete the application if you are engaged in business in Texas and:
Texas State Comptroller offices are located in San Antonio or contacted at Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Field Office - San Antonio Taxpayer Services and Collections 10010 San Pedro Ave Suite 410, San Antonio, Texas 78216-3862 (210) 342-2300
The City of San Antonio Development Services Department at 1901 S. Alamo St. is a one stop shop for required permits, licenses, zoning, and certificates to operate a business in San Antonio. Businesses located in unincorporated areas of Bexar County need to contact Bexar County Public Works at (210) 335-6700 or visit 233 N. Pecos, Suite 420, San Antonio, Texas 78207. Businesses located in surrounding Bexar County cities listed below need to contact the city offices for the following entities to obtain required permits:
CDPs: Cross Mountain, Lackland AFB, Macdona, Randolph AFB, Scenic Oaks, Timberwood park
Unincorporated Communities: Adkins, Atascosa, Leon Springs, Losoya, Martinez, Sayers, and Wetmore
(Note: for further details on home based businesses please make sure to contact your local entity).
UTSA Small Business Development Center offers training and counseling on international trade and government contracting as well as a variety of other subjects. They can be contacted at https://sasbdc.org/ or 210.458.2460.
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business Volunteers provide professional guidance and information to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses. Additional contact information can be found at San Antonio SCORE or 210.403.5931.
No - but the SBA offers Small Business Loans through various financial institutions in and around Bexar County.
For local micro-lending institutions or start up loans please contact:
Note: Certification is not required to respond to any County Solicitation.
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The Opportunity Link is an initiative of the Bexar County SBE Department to address business development and small, minority and women-owned business participation in public procurement opportunities.
Go on-line to the SBED Homepage, www.bexar.org/smwbe, and click on the Calendar Button. Subscribe to calendar notifications by clicking on the Notify Me button, and you will automatically be alerted about the latest events in our community.
For more information please contact the SMWBE office at (210) 335-2478 or www.bexar.org/smwbe