Choosing San Antonio to Start a Business

Real Estate Agent with Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, TREC #0492321

Cost of Living in the San Antonio Area

The overall cost of living in the City of San Antonio is lower than the national average. Fortunately, that means there are many areas that are affordable. Bexar County, where San Antonio resides, while still higher than the state average, has a lower cost of living compared to the city, and may be a better place to live and start a business.

Should you choose to live in the Greater San Antonio area, it’s important to choose a local realtor you can trust. Jerry Newman of Brown Realty is an experienced, licensed real estate professional capable of assisting you in your search for a new home in the area.

Higher Education

Having an educated workforce is a boon to any company. When starting up your business, it may be difficult to source candidates from across the country, therefore having access to quality candidates from good schools nearby can make a big difference. San Antonio is centrally located near numerous colleges, trade schools, and universities.  Schools in the area include:

  • Trinity University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of Texas - San Antonio
  • Texas Lutheran University

Importance of a Strong Business Community  

A strong business community helps entrepreneurs learn from one another and discover what makes existing businesses in the area successful. Joining a business association also provides networking opportunities, provides personal and social advantages, and provides access to educational opportunities and materials. Local business associations and organizations include:

Getting Started

Creating a checklist can make it easier to get started with a new business in San Antonio. Start by creating a business plan that lays out a blueprint for your business over the next three to five years. Also, be sure to determine the legal structure and formation. A corporation offers important legal and tax advantages, including protecting your personal assets, easier access to capital, and enhancing your business credibility. You’ll want to apply for your EIN number, register for taxes, apply for local business licenses and permits, and open a business account.

Next, you should consider the marketing place for your new business. If you don’t have a logo, you can create a logo using a logo design maker online and save money. For additional help on developing your company presence, connect with a freelancer designer or work with a marketing agency for a la carte website design, graphic design, SEO, and website hosting. Establishing an identifiable brand is critical to success.

The Greater San Antonio area can be the perfect place to set up shop for your new business. With so many resources available, you can start out on the right foot and settle into this bustling, vibrant community.

Jerry Newman, your San Antonio, TX Real Estate agent can help you find your perfect home. Learn about San Antonio, TX neighborhoods, San Antonio, TX suburbs, and the best places to live in San Antonio, TX.

For more information, please visit his website or contact him today!

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Comments (4)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Jerry Newman ,

Good to see a post from you. I'm sure many will read especially if they are thinking of relocating to San Antonio!

May 31, 2022 07:02 PM
Jerry Newman

Hi Dorie. I trust you are doing well in Austin. Yes, I am hoping anyone looking to relocate to San Antonio understand that it's a nice place to start a business. 

Jun 01, 2022 07:19 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jerry it has been a while nice to see you back on the platform, hope all has been well and you were just too busy making some serious money, Endre

May 31, 2022 10:37 PM
Jerry Newman

Yes, Endre.  It has been awhile since my last post. Looking forward to the summer months, when things really pick up around here. Wishing you all the BEST on the Los Angeles area. 

Jun 01, 2022 07:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jerry.... long time no see here in the Rain! Trust all is well at your end. I haven't been in San Antonio since the 1970's, but when I was there I loved what I saw.

Jun 01, 2022 05:26 AM
Jerry Newman

Hi Nina. Things have changed a lot in San Antonio since your last visit in the 70's. I am looking forward to prosperous summer. 

Jun 01, 2022 07:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Jerry Newman - This is an excellent post for people living in San Antonio as well as those considering moving to San Antonio. By the way, I represented an active Vet a few months back. The day after closing I tried to reach them and found out when they got back home, they decided to take a trip to San Antonio to meet up with other Military friends and had a really great time. They said the friends they make from the Military are the most trusted ones of all and they really felt welcomed in San Antonio. 

Jun 08, 2022 08:36 AM
Jerry Newman

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I am not surprised at your military family's actions and response about connecting with other veterans. San Antonio will always be a military town. There is a special bond that only military families can relate too. Have a Blessed Week!

Jun 14, 2022 07:09 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Jerry Newman - A very special bond indeed! Brothers & Sister for life! After all, they know their lives depend on it! Thank you for all you do to make everyone welcome and informed. You're a great Ambassador for Veterans and an excellent colleague too. People can always depend on you. 

Jun 14, 2022 08:58 AM