Small Business Resources

We're working to pave your way to success by tracking down the best grants, programs, and resources for our local business community.

WEDC Restoration Grant

Wharton EDC offers 50% reimbursable matching grants for exterior improvements to existing buildings such as; signage, paint and windows in Wharton, up to $10,000. To be considered, email the completed and signed grant application to

H-GALDC Local Development Corporation

H-GALDC partners with local banks to provide low-cost, fixed-rate, government-guaranteed Small Business Administration 504 Loans; they also offer the Business Loan Fund when traditional financing isn't available or isn't enough. SBA 504 Loan Program loans offer lower, fixed interest rates and 25-year repayment terms. Projects include fixed assets and typically range from $500,000 up to $10 million. The Business Loan Fund offers loans with 10-year repayment terms for real estate, construction, equipment, and working capital with a minimum interest rate of 4%. Projects typically range from $100,000 to $300,000.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Center at Coastal Plains provides no-cost, one-on-one, in-person, or remote business advising to Wharton residents to start or grow their business. Wharton EDC hosts advisors at its office on Wednesdays, registration is required. The SBDC also has dozens of trainings available online or in-person on topics to help small business owners; and even more resources on a variety of topics impacting business owners.

SCORE Houston

SCORE Houston volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. We offer free business advice, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools.

Small Business Administration Houston District

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Houston District Office helps small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting.

Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions offer recruiting, screening, testing, and training for potential hires. Workforce Solutions also offers industry specific guidance, HR consulting and training opportunities to help you meet your goals.


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