• Small Business Development

  • Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it can also be incredibly challenging. The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping small business find the resources they need to dream big, create jobs and expand their opportunities.

    There may not be any guarantees in business, but you can improve your chances of success with good planning. We've put together a step by step guide to help you open your doors for business.

    Write a Business Plan

    A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business. This is essentially your road map for business success. Your business plan should outline the purpose, structure, financing and advantages over your competitors.

    SCORE Business Plan Templates

    SBA Business Plan Guides

    Choose Your Location

    This is possibly the most important decision you'll make. Choosing a business location requires precise planning and research. Consider looking at demographics, assessing your supply chain, staying on budget and understanding state laws and taxes.

    Pflugerville Demographics

    Community Profile

    Choose Your Name and Register

    Choose a name that reflects your brand identity and then make sure you protect it. In general, sole proprietorships and partnerships need to register with the county clerk’s office. If you decide to incorporate, register with the Secretary of State's Office.

    Secretary of State

    Travis County Clerk

    Williamson County Clerk

    Fund Your Business

    There are several ways to fund your new business, including a bank loan or micro loan, applying for credit through personal financing, crowd funding, angel/venture capital investors, securing a federal loan and other alternatives such as raising money from family and friends.

    SBA Loans

    Tax Responsibilities

    Determine the potential tax responsibilities of the new business with federal, state, and local tax authorities. Federal tax obligations are filed through the Internal Revenue Service. State tax filings are done through the Comptroller of Public Accounts. For questions about local business and property taxes, consult your county’s appraisal district or tax assessor-collector. 

    Internal Revenue Service

    Texas Comptroller

    Travis County Tax District

    Williamson County Tax District

    Licenses and Permits

    Determine necessary licenses, permits, certifications, registrations, or authorizations for a specific business on the federal, state and local level.

    City of Pflugerville Permits

    State of Texas Permits

    Business Employer Requirements

    Determine federal and state employer requirements. There are various laws relating to the employment of personnel.

    Texas Workforce Commission

    Please note that new business owners should always seek the guidance of a professional tax consultant, accountant and/or attorney to help verify that all legal requirements are met before opening up a business.

    If you would like to schedule a confidential session to discuss your business plan, call the Chamber at 512-251-7799.

  • Our Mission

    We unify organizations to create an actively engaged, flourishing community.

  • Join 

    Build your business and invest in our community. You can find the member application here.