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Houston Matters

What Does It Take To Open A New Business In Houston?

One ranking says Houston is the 13th friendliest city for small businesses. But what does it take for them to succeed?


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Houston is the 13th friendliest city for small businesses according to one ranking and had about 92 startups for every 1,000 businesses, according to Kaufman Index data from August of last year.

So, what does it take to open up a new business here and succeed? And, with our much-touted diversity, how inclusive is entrepreneurship in Greater Houston? Are there types of businesses that we could benefit from more of?

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks it over with representatives of two local accelerator programs: Kelly McCormick, director of RED Labs at the University of Houston, and Carolyn Rodz, founder and CEO of Alice.

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