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Small Business & Entrepreneurs

The Brenham | Washington County area is fast becoming a favorite location for entrepreneurs and small business investors looking to get out of the crowded and expensive metro areas and find a place where they can establish their business in a supportive community. Downtown Brenham has historically supported entrepreneurial endeavors and is one of the key areas of town to feature a number of fresh and original restaurants, coffee shops, and boutique style shops. However, Brenham is also a hub for tech and manufacturing start-ups. The benefit of lower overhead and access to support from our education partners for workforce and research makes Washington County highly attractive for entrepreneurs.

Brenham |Washington County EDO provides a number of resources and support for small business. Our office helps businesses with the development process and finding the right space for your project. Contact us if you have questions or need assistance. The City of Brenham website offers answers and documents relative to the many questions you may have regarding permits, site plans, and applicable ordinances.

10 Steps To Starting Your Business

Educational Workshops for Small Businesses

Brenham|Washington County Economic Development, in partnership with the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library, offers free small business educational workshops to all county businesses with the Small Business & Entrepreneur Series.

Previous workshops covered:

  • Digital Marketing Strategy and Business Growth
  • Business and Sales Tax, Legal Entities, Contracting Employees
  • Sales Tax Collection and Payment
  • Social Media 101 and Digital Marketing
  • QuickBooks Online
  • Defining Your Niche & Setting Up Google My Business

Future sessions are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month, depending on speaker availability. 

Follow our Facebook page for future session announcements @BrenhamWashCoEcoDev or send an email to economicdev@cityofbrenham.org and request to be added to the monthly email blast and be notified directly as they are announced.  

Read more about our workshops in this press release

Small Business Development Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration

Helpful for: Funding resources, planning, counseling, online guides, FAQs, etc.

Visit SBA.Gov
Small Business Development Center at Blinn College

Helpful for: Business plan development, financial advising, marketing support, etc.

Visit SBDC Site

Texas 2022 Business Licenses & Permits Guide

This resource is a great tool for anyone interested in starting a business in the state of Texas.

PDF of License & Permit Guide
Office of the Governor's Small Business Handbook

The Governor's Office of Texas Economic Development and Tourism created this guide as a resource for small businesses.

PDF of Small Business Handbook