Office of Business Opportunity

About OBO Solutions Center

The Office of Business Opportunity Solutions Center is a resource of the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity. This resource center for established and aspiring entrepreneurs provides information on city, county, state and federal regulations affecting the operation of Houston area businesses. In addition, the HBSC provides no-cost programs and services that will help small business owners thrive in today’s competitive business environment.

OBOSC works closely with the University of Houston Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Harris County Clerk, the Texas State Comptroller, the Minority Business Enterprise Center and other agencies. HBSC's extensive referral network includes area professional and trade organizations, business incubators, as well as educational institutions.

No Cost Services:

  • Experienced on-site staff members are available to provide information on permits, licenses, and fee schedules
  • One-on-one business counseling with SCORE Business Advisors
  • “Starting a Small Business” Seminars
  • Business Workshops
  • Information on S/MWPDBE Certification
  • Notary Service
  • References to resources and business planning materials (located one block from Houston Central Library)

The OBOSC is committed to promoting business development in the Houston region. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information on workshops, outreach events and local business information.