Buda Business Bootcamp

Join us for Buda's Business Bootcamp! During this FREE half-day event, you can build connections with other businBuda Business Bootcamp Logo ess owners and presenters that can help you with starting and sustaining a business in the City of Buda.

The Buda Business Bootcamp will take place at 303 Main St, Buda, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 7:30 a.m. - noon.


Hear directly from staff of the City of Buda Development Services, Buda Economic Development Corporation, City of Buda Destination Services Department, and Buda Area Chamber of Commerce about what they can do to help your business succeed.

Topics covered will range from navigating the development process for small businesses, real estate assistance, marketing and promotional opportunities, showcasing your business, and business-to-business networking. We will end the day with a roundtable discussion to answer final questions, exchange business cards and wrap everything together.

This event is ideal for small business owners, building owners, real estate agents, landowners, residents, and anyone interested in starting a business or that has an existing business in the City of Buda.

This event will be paired with the Chamber’s Coffee and Connections.


  • 7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. - Coffee and Connections with the Chamber; Business to Business Networking
  • 8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks from City Manager Micah Grau
  • 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Navigating the Development Process for Small Businesses - The COB Development Services department will walk you through the development process from conception to opening including Development Review, permitting,
    and Historic Preservation guidelines.
    • Department Overview
    • Development Review Process
    • Small Business Development Guide
    • Historic Preservation Guidelines
    • SPEAKERS: Melissa McCollum - Director of Development Services, Brian Martinez-Scales - Permit Tech, Tyler Frost - Planner I, Will Parish - Senior Planner/ Historic Preservation Officer
  • 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Networking Break
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Economic Development in Buda- Learn what the EDC can do for your business including real estate, grants & incentives.
    • Organization Overview
    • Real Estate Assistance
    • Small Business Incentives
    • Grant Opportunities
    • SPEAKERS: Jennifer Storm - EDC Director & Shannon Mumley - EDC Specialist
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Taking Advantage of Promotional Programming: Learn how your small business can take advantage free promotional opportunities provided by the City of Buda Destination Services department and the Main Street Program through events, activations, and marketing.
    • Hotel Occupancy Tax 101
    • Marketing Grants
    • Events/Promotions
    • SPEAKERS: Lysa Gonzalez - Director of Destination Services & Clancy Hardin - Asst Director of Destination Services/Main Street Manager
  • 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Getting the Most From Your Buda Chamber of Commerce Membership- Learn how the Chamber can connect you with other community leaders and businesses.
    • Business-to-Business Programming
    • Showcasing Your Business
    • SPEAKERS: Ken Higdon - Chamber Executive Director & KC Watson - Director of Operations
  • 11:30 a.m. - noon - Bootcamp Roundtable Discussion: Get your final questions answered, grab some business cards, and brainstorm how to utilize the information you learned during the bootcamp with other attendees.

For more information, please visit the Facebook event page