6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

Starting your own business is rewarding. Being your own boss is a dream that thousands aspire to be. Although people are enamored by the thought of scheduling their own hours, gaining a great amount of income and ultimately succeeding with their ideas and products, building a business from the ground up is challenging. The truth... read more


A New Program in Hidalgo County That Assists Small Businesses

Offering up to $20,000 to eligible businesses, the Hidalgo County Small Town Economic Development Grant Program is assisting small business owners in unincorporated areas of the county and in cities with a population of 20,000 or less. The deadline to apply is March 15th. More information can be found here. About the Hidalgo County Small... read more


Bringing Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services to Alamo

The expansion of Touchstone Communities® is looking to be a promising development for the future of Alamo. Scheduled to open in early 2018, the facility owns 130 beds and 50,000+ sq. ft. of space that offers skilled nursing, long-term care, rehabilitation, memory care, behavioral care and respite care. Residents in the new community will enjoy... read more


A 2018 New Year Goal: Start a Business in South Texas!

We’re well into 2018, meaning you’ve more than likely started your New Year’s resolutions. While the majority of resolutions involve a healthier diet, more exercising or better spending habits, there are some entrepreneurs who have their sights set on something grander. The new year is the best time for any entrepreneur to take the next... read more


Finding Financial Assistance for Your Business in 2018

The new year will bring in fresh adventures for your business. Whether you’re planning to expand or relocate, there are various organizations willing to help you better understand any difficulties regarding paperwork, business plans and finding financial assistance. Explore incentives that can benefit your business! With over a $500 million retail potential within a 10-minute... read more


6 Reasons to Support Small Businesses this Holiday Season!

Have you checked everyone off of your Christmas list yet? Instead of waiting in a never-ending line at a retail store, holding the same gift so many others also have, why not buy a unique one that will keep on giving from a small business in your community? There are plenty of perks that come... read more


South Texas: A Winter Texan’s Dream

While the northern part of the United States will be picking ice off of windshields or getting tangled in multiple layers of clothing, South Texas visitors will be lounging around the pool and exploring all that the region has to offer! The tropical climates of the Rio Grande Valley have enticed thousands of retired travelers,... read more


What to Keep in Mind When Creating a Business Plan

An integral part of starting a business is creating a plan for it. This will serve as a roadmap that projects start-up costs, profitability, market shares and more. It guides you through each stage of starting and managing the business. It can also help you get funding or bring on new partners and investors. Looking... read more


Small Business Saturday: Shopping to Help Your Community

The holiday season is upon us and the countdown to Black Friday is about to begin. Large companies are predicted to spend thousands in marketing for Black Friday and into the holiday season. With this in mind, it’s easy for locally-owned small businesses to be overlooked. That’s why there’s also a shopping holiday for small... read more


How the Revolving Loan Program Can Help Your Business Expand in South Texas

South Texas has grown tremendously over the past decade. New renovations, expansions and developments have pushed the Rio Grande Valley into the forefront of exciting new ventures. This region’s growth has propelled it to the fifth spot on the list of largest metropolitan statistical areas in Texas, surpassing El Paso and Killeen. With more businesses... read more


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