Start a Business

There are many resources are available for businesses wishing to establish or expand in Brownwood. The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce is available to answer questions about Brownwood area business trends and demographics, and the BMDD.

There are many steps to take when starting your business, including writing a business plan and legal consultation, financing, licensing, and permitting, location and utilities, and advertising.

Small Business Administration

To help Americans start, build, and grow businesses, the SBA provides free counseling and low-cost training to new entrepreneurs and established businesses

Small Business Development Center

Sponsored by a partnership with the SBA, the Tarleton Small Business Development Center serves Brown County by providing at no cost confidential business consulting, research, innovative business plan development, marketing, training and access capital. Their consultants maintain the highest ethical standards of confidentiality with clients and consulting services are available at no charge. The Brownwood SBDC is located inside Adams Street Community Center – 511 E. Adams Street - and are available by appointment.

The SBDC is a resource partner of Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) and they have numerous state and federal relationships to assist a small business. The center is staffed by professionals with proven ability to promote growth, innovation, profitability, increased productivity and improved management of small business. The SBDC has over 30 years’ experience in developing successful entrepreneur. The US Government Accountability Office recently conducted an analysis of 52 economic development programs supporting entrepreneurship across the US and found that SBDC to be the best of all those programs.

For more information or to set an appointment call Bill Leaverton at 254-968-0558.