Well it should not come as a surprise to our readers that we believe San Antonio is a wonderful place to start and grow a business. But while we might be slightly biased, by any objective measure our metro area truly is a great place to find business success. Whether you are considering starting a business from scratch or you operate an existing business and are considering relocating it to take advantage of our business-friendly climate, we hope you’ll consider San Antonio!
Don’t take our word for it!
Here are just a few recent studies and articles highlighting the opportunities present for small businesses in San Antonio:
Small business owners gave San Antonio economic climate an ‘A’ for overall small business friendliness, according to Thumbtack’s annual survey.In 2015, San Antonio scored an A- for ease of starting a business; a B- for ease of hiring; an A for regulations; an A- for health and safety regulations; an A+ for employment, labor and hiring; an A+ for tax code; an A for licensing; an A for environmental; an A+ for zoning and an A+ for training and networking programs.
San Antonio was also listed in Forbes’ Best Places for Career and Business
If you are an existing small business owner in another state, it should come as no surprise that Texas, as a state, is considered the most business friendly state in the Union. It is consistently ranked as such, and the government goes to great lengths to try and facilitate small business creation. While in many areas of the country there are endless hoops you have to jump through in order to operate a business, in our state we realize how difficult running a successful business is even under the best circumstances, and believe that the more our government does to make it even more difficult, the less businesses will be started and the less good jobs people will have.
We have spoken to many small business owners over the course of the last year, and while their experiences have ranged (along with the success of their businesses), most agreed with what John Thompson of RestorationEze said. “We choose San Antonio for a number of reasons. A growing population, a well-educated workforce, and a great business climate just to name a few. After a few years it’s been clear we made a great choice. Not only has our business thrived, but we’ve enjoyed the friendliness of the people and the natural and cultural aspects of the area, too.”
If you live in San Antonio (or are considering relocating) and are interested in starting a business, here is a great resource for you.