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.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Small Business Program - BizOpen||512.974.7200||
BizOpen serves as a point contact for small business owners seeking assistance navigating the City's development process. Many small business owners are unaware of the rules and regulations that are involved in opening up a business with a physical location. This process can be quite extensive or short depending on the individual business proposal and property location.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Small Business Program - Family Business Loan Program||512.974.2502||
The Family Business Loan Program (FBLP) is a public-private partnership between the City of Austin, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and participating private lenders to offer low-interest loans to qualified small businesses that are expanding and creating jobs.
|City of Austin Economic Development Department / Small Business Program - Locally Austin||512.974.7800||
The Small Business Program has developed an online, interactive map of small, locally-owned businesses in Austin. The purpose of this project is to provide a more significant presence on the Web to these businesses increasing visitors' and residents' awareness of local businesses.
|City of Austin Finance Department / Vendor Registration||512.974.2018||
Vendor Connection provides a public clearinghouse to view detailed information about current business opportunities with the City of Austin. This site allows vendors to create Subscriber accounts to subscribe to solicitations documents. Vendors may also register to be notified of any new business opportunities based on commodity codes that they select.
|City of Austin Neighborhood Housing and Community Development - Community Development Bank||512.472.8087||
The Community Development Bank (CDB) offers financial assistance in the form of loan programs that provide flexible capital and technical assistance to small and minority businesses that are expanding or relocating to low-income areas.
|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
|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.
|City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department - Community Exhibition Art Program||512.974.1700||
The Asian American Resource Center Community Art Exhibit Program displays artworks that celebrate the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage, history, identity and creativity of Asians and Asian Americans.
|City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department - Julia C. Butridge Gallery||512.974.4000||
The Julia C. Butridge Gallery supports emerging through professional artists by providing exhibition space by application.
|City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department - Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery||512.974.1300||
The art gallery is located on the third floor of the Old Bakery and Emporium and features a rotating schedule of exhibitions including artworks of all media and subject matter.