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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 or visit our website for information about all our services and resources.

Websitesort descending Phone Number Description
Austin Materials Marketplace 512.981.5417

In this program, companies work together to turn one company's waste into another company's resource.  One company's unused and unusual material can become another company's valuable resource.  The program hosts regular networking events. 

Austin Federation of Musicians 512.440.1414

The Austin Federation of Musicians assists local musicians with wages, working conditions and other issues relating to their employment. 

Austin Music People

Austin Music People is the trade association and advocacy group for Austin's music industry. 

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) of Austin 512.928.2425

The mission of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is to provide the best free, confidential one-on-one counseling and educational services to the Greater Austin small business community.

Austin Songwriters Group 512.698.4237

Austin Songwriters Group is a non-profit organization created by songwriters for songwriters to improve their craft and expand commercial opportunities through workshops, special events, and annual Songwriters Symposium. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department - International Trade and Investment Program 512.974.6416

The International Trade and Investment Program works to link Austin businesses with international markets and business partners, and increase foreign direct investment in the city. The program involves one-on-one counseling for businesses interested in trade and our resource guides for importing and exporting and establishing international businesses. 

City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development - Micro-Enterprise Technical Enterprise 512.928.8010

The Micro-enterprise Technical Assistance Program offers training and technical assistance to qualified microenterprises in the City of Austin.

City of Austin / Code Department - Vacation Rental Licensing 311

Owners of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) sometimes called Vacation Rentals, are required to obtain an operating license annually.  This law applies to all properties (including rooms and guest houses) rented for less than 30 consecutive days. 

City of Austin Small & Minority Business Resources (SMBR) 512.974.7600

SMBR assist local businesses with bonding needs, Disadvantaged, Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise certification, and a plan room that provides drawings from the City of Austin and other local public and private entities. 

City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development - Small Business Assistance 512.974.3100

The City offers many services for small businesses in the Austin community from technical assistance to loan services to enhance the success of growing small businesses and encourage the creation of jobs for low- to moderate-income households.