Kickstarting a Kyle Business

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Embark on Your Business Journey in Kyle, Texas

Discover the vibrant entrepreneurial landscape of Kyle, where the spirit of innovation thrives. Nestled in the heart of Texas, Kyle boasts a pro-business climate that fosters growth and collaboration.

Our city is driven by a dedicated and progressive community, committed to propelling businesses forward. With a burgeoning workforce, top-notch educational institutions, and a strategic location between Austin and San Antonio, Kyle offers unparalleled advantages for businesses of all sizes.

Unlock the potential of ample available property, coupled with an affordable cost of doing business and a favorable tax structure. Kyle is continuously expanding its utility and roadway infrastructure to support the evolving needs of businesses, ensuring seamless growth and development.

At the core of Kyle's vision lies a commitment to being a full-service community. We champion balanced growth that harmonizes with our city's resources, aiming to diversify and enhance our tax base through local employment opportunities. Our goal is to attract a diverse array of companies and jobs, empowering our citizens to build prosperous futures for themselves and their families.

Join us in Kyle, where your business aspirations get underway amidst a landscape of opportunity and support. Kickstart your entrepreneurial journey in Kyle today.

Follow These 7 Steps to Unlock Your Business Potential in Kyle

Step 1 - Write Your Business Plan

A business plan is a road map for your business, outlining your main purpose and value proposition, including structure, financing, and competitive advantages. You can contact the Texas State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for assistance with business plan development and other tools to help you succeed in your new venture.

Additionally, SBDC offers one-on-one business advising in a variety of areas by professionally trained advisors who maintain the highest ethical standards of client confidentiality. Business advising services are provided at no cost and are scheduled as often as needed to enable professional advisors to serve as resource support. For more information please fill out the online New Client Sign-up form.

Step 2 - Choose Your Business Location

Your business location depends on the type of business you operate. Visit our properties page to find a site that fits your exact needs. Further discussion with the Economic Development and Planning Departments will be necessary if any rezoning is needed.

Step 3 - Finance Your Business

There are several ways to fund your new business, including:

  • Personal savings, money from friends or family

  • Crowdfunding, angel, or venture capital investors

  • Seek credit through personal financing

  • Bank, microloan, or secure a federal loan (via the U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA])

The SBA also offers a useful guide for determining and procuring funds for your business. 

Step 4 - Business Structure and Registration

Determining the appropriate structure for your business. In general, sole proprietorships and partnerships need to register and file the business name (DBA or assumed name) with Hays County clerk’s office. If you decide to incorporate, the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) website has information on choosing the correct legal structure. You can also register the new legal entity on the SOS site.

Step 5 - Business Tax Responsibilities

Determine your potential tax responsibilities with federal, state, and local tax authorities. 

If you are starting an online business, useful Marketplace Seller tax information is available. Direct questions regarding local business and property taxes with Hays County appraisal district and the Hays County tax office websites.

Step 6 - Business Licenses and Permits by Business Type

Although a general business license is not required in Kyle, it is important to determine necessary licenses, permits, certifications, registrations, or authorizations for specific business activity at the federal, state, and local levels. The Texas Economic Development and Tourism Business Permit Office (BPO) provides comprehensive information on state permits and licenses required for business enterprises in Texas. For more information, please refer to the State’s Business Permits Office Handbook

Local Planning and Building permits can be discussed with the Economic Development Department or during your pre-development meeting with City Staff.

Step 7 - Business Employer Requirements

Step 7 - Business Employer Requirements

If planning to employ staff, determine federal and state employer requirements. To learn more about Texas employer resources, visit the Texas Workforce Commission’s businesses and employers webpage. For workforce assistance, please contact Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area.

Kyle Economic Development staff are happy to meet one-on-one with entrepreneurs and business owners.

For more information on starting a business in Kyle, click "Get in Touch" below.

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Victoria Vargas
Director of Economic Development
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