small business

Small business programs aimed at empowering the Near-Westside community.

Proper West san Antonio service area

Is your business in our service area? Check out the map below to find out!

Westside Small Business Helpline

We are here to assist you with navigating the various resources to help your business survive and grow as you adapt to the new world of running a small business in the age of the COVID pandemic. Reach out to us to learn about available resources within San Antonio’s small business ecosystem. 

Give Us A Call

210-598-8482
Hours of Operation: M-F
9 am – 5 pm

By appointment

Schedule a meeting with us to discuss how we can help your business.

business Loans and grants

Prosper West’s loan & grant initiative is dedicated to providing access to capital for small businesses and non-profits within the designated Westside service area

Applications for both the loan and grant opportunities open on January 31 and close on Thursday, March 31. Funds will be disbursed by May 31, 2022. 

Mission50 Small business roundtable 

The Mission50 Small Business Roundtable is a free, 4-month program offered for business owners within Prosper West’s Service Area. The initiative offers a unique combination of assessment and advising aimed at increasing your small business revenue by 50%. Our first cohort officially launched in May with three Westside eateries that include Jaime’s Place, The Arizona Cafe, and Mr. P’s. Check out the press release below to learn more!

Westside Business Alliance & Legacy Corridor Initiative

We connect business owners to advocate networks that empower them to promote projects that positively impact their businesses and larger communities. 

The Westside Business Alliance and Legacy Corridor Initiative were established in 2019 and designed to support coalition building in each of the 10 Legacy Corridors that include Buena Vista, Commerce, Laredo, Colorado, Nogalitos, Zarzamora, General McMullen, Culebra, Guadalupe, and Castroville. 

In partnership with La Prensa Texas, a series of issues dedicated to highlighting the small businesses of these corridors as well as their history were published and archived.

HELM PROJECT

We’ve partnered with the LiftFund to elevate the Westside’s capital, education, support, and community resources. Together, we can help you successfully grow your business.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

By fostering relationships with small business service providers in San Antonio, we are able to connect you with a network of professionals who provide training, mentorship, and access to capital.

UTSA Small Business Development Center (UTSA SBDC)

Entrepreneurs have access to professional and confidential business advising, a variety of quality training programs, and an extensive referral network at the UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC). With the addition of business advisors who live and work in your local community, success is just around the corner!  Benefits of contacting your local SBDC include:

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business nd provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. 

Covid-19 Relief

Thanks to the City of San Antonio and District 5, we’ve received 500 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Kits to distribute to Westside small businesses.

Each kit includes one gallon of hand sanitizer, two face masks, a touchless thermometer and some helpful health and safety protocol fliers. By accepting the kit, business owners are taking the pledge to operate in a safe manner. Together, we will stay safe. Together, we will be greater than ever.

As Greater San Antonio business owners, we PLEDGE to:

Affordable Housing

We’ve outlined housing communities on the Westside of San Antonio that are perfect for the growing families and individuals in our community.

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