Small Business Owner Certification

Small Business Owner Certification1 awarded by Texas SBA® is celebrated as large corporations and other agencies seek verification of small business ownership. Presenting your certification status to business partners, customers, and the general public may generate additional sales for your company.

Texas SBA® enables business owners to give purchasing managers, contractors, lenders, customers, and others business partners evidence their company is registered with Small Business Owner Certification1. This is very important because many corporations and agencies seek to purchase the services and goods of companies registered with Small Business Owner Certification.

Best State to Start a Business

Once again, Texas has been declared the best state for business ownership in 2021. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, about 20% of all startups don’t survive past 12 months in operation and nearly 50% don't make it 5 years. The failure rate is much higher after COVID-19 Lockdowns.

Texas is a business environment prepped for start-ups and established companies seeking access to cash, skilled workers, affordable office space, and limited human resource lawsuit risk. Texas SBA® Small Business Owner Certification is a tool that can help ownership gain exposure and invite new opportunities for success before-and-after COVID-19.

Requirements for Small Business Owner Certification1

  • Company Cannot Excede the Maximum Number of Employee or Annual Sales Receipts Standards. Verify Employee & Revenue Standards.
  • Company must be registered in the State of Texas.

Small Business Owner Certification1 does not require audited financial statements; no classroom or course attendance; no minimum years in operation; and no "on-site examination" of your company's office is required. Small Business Owner Certification1 is simple and straight-forward.

Reasons for Certification

  • Establish Company Image & Reputation
  • Solicit Community & Peer Recognition
  • Exhibit Company Pride & Honor
  • Publicize Company Ownership Structure
  • Distinguish Oneself from Competitors
  • Promote Small Business in Your Community

Certification Package Includes

  • Texas SBA® Certification Number
  • Signed Letters of Certification
  • Certification Certificates
  • Certification Seals & Decals
  • 24-Hour Online Verification
  • 24-Hour Cellular Phone Verification

Texas SBA® encourages all business owners to apply for Small Business Owner Certification1 as a tool for marketing, "diversity program" eligibility, and community recognition.

  24-Hour Cellular Phone Verification

Employee & Revenue Size Standards1 Verify

  • Utilities
  • Retail Trade
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
  • Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction
  • Media
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Administrative Support
  • Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Management of Companies & Enterprises
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
  • Other Services
  • Educational Services
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care & Social Assistance
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Waste Mangement & Remediation Services


Small Business Owner Certification1 is great for any small business as a marketing tool used to generate customer interest and potential clients.

1. Texas SBA® Terms of Service.