Business Requirements for Operating a Business in the City of Houston

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: UH Bauer College SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200,
Houston, Texas 77002

Registration is no longer available.

Make plans to attend this information packed workshop where you will receive the most current and up to date information for legally operating your Houston business.  Experts from the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity Solutions Center (OBOSC) will be on hand to explain specific requirements that all business owners need to know.  Plenty of time will be allowed for questions.

You will leave knowing:

  • Specific business operating requirements
  • How to apply for and receive a DBA (Doing Business As)
  • The process for obtaining a sales tax permit
  • How to appraise business personal property (rendition)
  • How to obtain a federal taxpayer ID number
  • Technical resources available to you
  • Financing options 
  • Deed restrictions and their impact on operating a business
  • The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and how it impacts your business
  • City contracting basics
  • How to take advantage of the Hire Houston First program

You do not need to be in business to attend.


Abigail M. Gonzalez, Business Development Coordinator, Office of Business Opportunity, City of Houston

Join the 250,000+ businesses who have taken advantage of the comprehensive services offered by the Houston Business Solutions Center.  The HBSC’s award-winning FREE services and programs for small business will help you thrive in today's competitive business environment!

Please Note:

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.