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May 24TH, by Jason Tiemeier, No Comments

Round Rock Has a Lot to Offer Small Businesses

You can find a new distinction to describe the Austin area around the web these days; Austin-Round Rock is quickly becoming more recognizable even to those at a distance from the Austin area. Round Rock is a force to be reckoned with in growth, education and business. Just last week Round Rock announced a new UPS distribution facility will open in the city that already boasts tech giant Dell among it’s more prestigious local businesses. With university campuses and minor league baseball stadium, Round Rock has been smart about bringing in sustainable revenue growth and community partners while working to find ways to innovate.

Round Rock’s Long-Term Plan for Small Businesses

Round Rock truly loves small businesses. Downtown has an old-time, small-town feel with modern touches and boasts storefronts and restaurants that are made up of locally owned companies. The doors are open to small businesses in Round Rock, as evidenced by the Chamber of Commerce’s REV UP Round Rock program, which is a multi-year strategy to encourage entrepreneurship in the city.

The main points of the plan from the REV UP Round Rock plan as represented on the Round Rock Chamber websites are to:

  • position the Round Rock Chamber as the community’s entrepreneurship hub
  • promote Round Rock as a bourgeoning entrepreneurial locale
  • encourage the development and expansion of entrepreneur support resources
  • ensure the availability of one-on-one advisory services
  • foster a more connected network of entrepreneurs
  • cultivate K-12 partnerships to foster entrepreneurship opportunities for students
  • promote entrepreneurship within higher education institutions
  • establish an Entrepreneurship Round Rock program
  • develop an entrepreneurship center

The details of the plan are laid out here in more detail. The multi-level plan will be implemented over the next few years and will benefit small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Round Rock. In addition, the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce has created a guide for small businesses, allowing for entrepreneurs to get tips to start or grow an existing business. You can find the guide, along with the Agenda of Economic Vitality on the Chamber’s website. Now is a great time to be a small business in Round Rock; not only is the city focused on the success of such businesses but as the plan rolls out small businesses will be able to give their feedback and have a real impact on the future of entrepreneurship in the area.

Round Rock can offer small businesses a locally loyal community while providing access to the Austin market and connections that many companies are seeking. The only thing businesses in Round Rock are missing is the traffic that one has to fight to get anywhere in Austin. When it comes to hiring, the talent pool in Round Rock is educated and growing, with three higher education campuses in the city. Low unemployment speaks to the healthy economy and a growth of 16% in the past five years is nothing to sneeze at. The improvements made to the downtown area in order to bring more businesses and visitors to the area have been increasingly successful and are ongoing. Discover more blogs from our library to learn more about the benefits Round Rock holds for small businesses who want to be in the Austin area.

The small business clients at Heritage Office Suites can certainly vouch for the benefits of Round Rock. Being outside of Austin gives them an edge when it comes to finding business beyond the city limits. Additionally, these businesses find themselves with less competition than they would be up against in the big city. Williamson County businesses and individuals prefer working with others close to home in many cases.

We have seen growth for our Round Rock office clients in the past few years, watching some expand their businesses into multiple offices. Businesses in Round Rock support other businesses, and the same is true of the community at Heritage Office Suites. If you are ready to make the move into Round Rock’s finest office space, call us today for a tour! We look forward to meeting you soon!

Written by: Heritage Office Suites

Our mission is to provide entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and businesses of all sizes with a collaborative office environment, along with the on-demand services needed, to be more productive and innovative. Our all-inclusive workspaces are a cost-effective alternative to traditional office space that allows your business to thrive while staying lean and nimble.