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Did you know that 40% of Southeast Texas businesses are owned by women?
The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business, and we want to help your small business. From just an idea for a business to helping your business grow and expand, we are here to assist you.
We can direct you to various resources available to small businesses and can serve as a liaison through the permitting process.
We offer educational classes and webinars for businesses like our Beaumont Business Academy that we recently launched.
Interested in learning more about Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce membership? Visit bmtcoc.org to find how a Chamber membership is the best investment you can make in the success of your business.
The Lamar University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can connect your business to the resources and tools that you need to succeed. Through network programs the SBDC can assist you in selling to the government, doing business internationally and commercializing your technology.
The Lamar University SBDC provides FREE one-on-one consulting services and affordable training seminars to assist businesses with management, marketing, finance and operational issues. The SBDC serves six counties and has offices in Beaumont and Port Arthur. For more information, call (409) 880-2367 or toll free at 1-800-722-3443.
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
LiftFund is a private, independent non-profit Community Development Financial Intuition (CDFI) and Community Development Corporation (CDC) that supports small business owners with limited access to capital through small business loans and technical support for their dreams of entrepreneurship. We could not do this work alone, partnering with community leaders, lending institutions, governments, foundations, and small business serving organizations to create a support system and network for our clients. We provide direct capital to our clients including SBA microloans, SBA Community Advantage, SBA 504 Loans, EDA Loans in our 14-state footprint.
Texas Economic Development & Tourism (EDT), within the Office of Governor Abbott, is tasked with marketing and promoting the state of Texas as a premier business location and travel destination. Under Governor Abbott’s leadership, our office works closely with regional and community partners to ensure that Texas remains the top state for business in the country.
TxEDC promotes Texas through a robust program of activities which highlight Texas’ superior business advantages to corporate decision-makers and site selection consultants. For more on TxEDC, visit their website here.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization. Our members range from the small businesses and chambers of commerce across the country that support their communities, to the leading industry associations and global corporations that innovate and solve for the world’s challenges, to the emerging and fast-growing industries that are shaping the future. For all of the people across the businesses we represent, the U.S. Chamber is a trusted advocate, partner, and network, helping them improve society and people’s lives.