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The City of Austin Small Business Program offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Guide is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.

Organization Phone Number Description
BizAid Business Orientation - City of Austin 512.974.7800

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. 

3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup provides rented workspace for an entire weekend, recruits student participants from a wide range of backgrounds, caters food and drinks, and brings in top-notch entrepreneurs and investors.  

AccelerateH2O 800.708.0478

AccelerateH2O discovers, invests in, and promotes new and existing technologies that have potential to fill demands and needs in Texas $9 billion water technology market by addressing critical water issues, barriers, and unique opportunities. 

Accion 469.332.7111

Accion is a nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training to enable entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change. 

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation - Emergency Grants 212.226.0581

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified artists whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. 

All ATX

All ATX is Austin's musician advocate, dedicated to their promotion, success and overall well-being. 

Alliance of Artists Communities 401.351.4320

The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists' residencies - a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.  

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - Disaster Response & Recovery 202.661.8069

AIC's disaster response and recovery efforts include facilitating the National Heritage Responders (NHR) - formerly American Institute for Conservation - Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT).

American Red Cross - Ready Rating 877.715.0123

The Red Cross Ready Rating program provides a framework designed to help businesses become prepared for emergencies; increase the level of preparedness, and encourage organizations to help their local communities prepare for emergencies.

Americans for the Arts 202.371.2830

Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. 

Arch Grants Startup Competition 314.272.4857

Arch Grants is looking for innovative technologies, products, or services, wrapped within scalable for-profit business models with the potential to make national or international impact. 

Art Alliance Austin 512.609.8587

Art Alliance Austin works collaboratively with artists, museums, independent curators, and galleries to create a diverse and powerful series of programming which highlights Austin as an emerging contemporary arts capital. 

Art in Public Places Program - City of Austin 512.974.7700

Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program collaborates with local & nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity.  

Art Space Assistance Program - City of Austin 512.974.7700

The Art Space Assistance Program will provide grants to support non-profits facing permanent displacement, those previously displace, or those facing lease renewals at substantially higher rates amidst a volatile real estate market. 

ART.WORK AUSTIN 512.222.3934

ART.WORK is a local, cutting-edge collective of artisan entrepreneurs that operate in variety of industries.  

Artists' Charitable Fund 970.577.0509

Colorado based Artists' Charitable Fund assists American artists living anywhere in the United States by paying a portion of their medical / dental / eye-care bills. 

Artists' Fellowship, Inc. - Emergency Aid 212.255.7740 ext #216

The Artists' Fellowship provides emergency aid to professional fine artists and their families in times of sickness, natural disaster, bereavement or unexpected extreme hardship. 

ArtistShare

ArtistShare, founded in 2001 as the Internet's first "crowfunding" platform, connects artists with fans in order to share the excitement and beauty of the creative process.

Austin Contractor Association (ACA) 512.926.5400

The ACA is a non-profit organization serving Asian businesses in the Greater Austin Metropolitan and surrounding areas. 

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas 512.719.5263

ABC is a commercial and industrial construction trade association, representing 22,000 members nationwide.  

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter 512.457.8145

The mission of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Austin Chapter is to facilitate ethical and effective philanthropy in Central Texas. 

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) in Austin 323.203.6108

ALPFA's mission is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. 

Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Austin 512.974.9045

ARMA International is a not-for-profit association and the leading authority on managing records and information.

Austin Arts Commission 512.974.7854

The Austin Arts Commission advises the city council in all arts-related matters, including long range planning, allocations process, and coordination with the comprehensive plan.

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