The Small & Minority Business Resources (SMBR) Outreach unit provides information and assistance to the small and minority business community.
We also facilitate City of Austin departmental communications regarding project opportunities, services and key initiatives that will assist our business owners. SMBR also host monthly workshops with topics of interest.
Download "Opening Doors" - August 2017 Edition of SMBR's Quarterly Newsletter
Service Provider Meeting - September 14, 2017
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Small Business Resources
Asian Contractor Association (ACA) www.acta-austin.com 512.926.5400
The Asian Contractor Association is a non-profit organization serving Asian businesses in the Greater Austin Metropolitan and surrounding areas. The mission of ACA is to promote Asian-Owned Enterprises and advocate for their participation in both government and private minority procurement programs through outreach, research, and collaboration with other minority trade associations in Central Texas.
Austin Area Black Contractors Association, Inc. (ABCA) www.abcatx.com 512.467.6894
The Austin Area Black Contractors Association, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation established to promote business and economic development opportunities for African American contractors and other small minority contractors in the Austin Metropolitan area.
U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association de Austin (USHCA) www.ushca-austin.com 737.708.8101
Our mission is to provide and support advancement for economic growth of members of the United States Hispanic Contractors Association de Austin and our regional community. We are committed to developing programs and facilitating resources needed to assist contractors in reaching their full potential.
BiGAustin - Business Investment Growth www.bigaustin.org 512.928.8010
BiGAustin is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive training services, one-one-one assistance, and loans to individuals who want to achieve self-sufficiency by starting their own small business.
City of Austin, Small Business Program (SBP) www.austinsmallbiz.com 512.974.7800
The mission of the Small Business Program is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity building information, tools, and resources.
City of Austin, Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR) www.austintexas.gov/smbr 512.974.7600
Plan Room provides electronic and hard copy access to construction plans and specifications for private and public sector jobs in over 100 South and Central Texas Counties.
SMBR has a Bonding Financial Consultant on staff to assist business owners with Payment, Performance, and Bid Bonds used for construction contracts.
Business and Community Lenders of Texas ( BCL): https://bcloftexas.org/entrepreneurship 512- 912-9884
BCL is a non-profit economic development firm that has focused on growing communities in Texas since 1990. BCL’s Entrepreneurship Program works to equip and empower small business owners with compressive training, counseling, and access to capital resources to achieve long-term success
Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) www.egbi.org 512.926.2594
Economic Growth Business Incubator is a non-profit organization that extends education, training and connections directly into the underserved areas of our community in a way that is culturally relevant and delivers proven results.
PeopleFund www.peoplefund.org 888.222.0017
PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education, and resources to build healthy small businesses.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) http://ptac.txsbdc.org 210.458.2458
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a specialty center of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network, which assist small business owners, veteran entrepreneurs in a 79-county area.
Texas State Small Business Development Center Network www.austinsmallbusinessanswers.com 512.610.0996
The mission of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network is to foster small business success.
Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) www.austinasianchamber.org 512.407.8240
Promote the Asian American community and community at large as a catalyst for local and global economic growth through advocacy, connections, and education.
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce (GABC) www.austinbcc.org 512.459.1181
The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce promotes the development of African-American businesses and the expansion of the Greater Austin business community by providing resources, technical assistance, and leadership on policy issues that enhance economic growth and promote convention and tourism.
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC) www.gahcc.org 512.476.7502
The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic Businesses. The Chamber strives to reach these goals by developing business and management skills and bridging access to financial capital and maintaining our cultural values and integrity.
Texas Association of African American Chamber of Commerce (TAAACC) www.taaacc.org 512.535.5610
To ensure that African American Business Owners receive a fair share of the economic prosperity of Texas. Serve as a catalyst for a better quality of life in African American communities throughout Texas. Support policies that allow African-Americans access to economic opportunities
Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce (TAMACC) www.tamacc.org 512.444.5727
To promote the growth, development and success of its local Hispanic member chambers of commerce and to serve as the leading advocate of Hispanic businesses in Texas.
Ten Years of Celebrating Diversity - Contractor and Consultant Appreciation Event
Runway to Opportunities - Doing Business with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
For more information, please call (512) 974-7677.