Gov’t Resources

Houston
A selection of links that are all related to starting a business in Houston.

City of Houston
Getting Started Packets and Workshops for businesses from the City of Houston.
Available Business Names
This website helps you find out if the business name you want is available at the Harris County Clerks Office – Assumed Names Inquiry System
UH Small Business Development Center
Home page of the University of Houston Small Business Development Center

Texas
A selection of links that are all related to starting a business in Texas.

Tax Registration Application
Website to obtain a Sales Tax Permit in the State of Texas

United States
A selection of links that are all related to starting a business in the United States.

EIN
IRS website to apply for an EIN (Tax ID#)
Dun & Bradstreet
Website to get a free Dun & Bradstreet number and set up your Profile
US Small Business Administration
Home page for the US Small Business Administration