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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.

Website Phone Number Description
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 Transportation Department - Right of Way Management 512.974.1150

The right of way (ROW) is the area owned and/or controlled by the City and typically includes the street surface, sidewalks, and grassy areas between pavement and property lines.  The boundaries of the ROW will vary depending on the physical conditions at any given location. 

CleanTX (512) 305-0000

An economic development and professional association for cleantech, including waste and recycling, whose mission is to accelerate the industry's growth through networking, education and information exchange, through thought leadership, and strategic partnerships. 

Craft 512.900.9957

Have you ever seen something really cool on Pinterest, but without the right tools, you can't make it? And who wants to buy a glue gun, wire cutters, a big jar of Mod Podge, and 28 colors of glitter you'll never use again?  CRAFT is a dream come true.  Located less than 10 minutes from downtown, CRAFT can seat 40 crafters and accommodate up to 200 standing guests.  Our studio features an open concept design that encourages creativity and provides easy access to an extensive library of DIY tools and supplies. For larger events, tables, and shelves can be rearranged to create plenty of room to mix and mingle. 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) 802.229.2306

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) was founded on a single simple premise: people caring for one another during tough times.  Building upon the grassroots gesture of passing the hat at craft shows for artists dealing with emergency situations, CERF created an ongoing pool of funds that are available to professional artists working in craft disciplines when they suffer career-threatening emergencies.  CERF provides emergency relief grants and emergency preparedness for studio craft artists.

Createscape Coworking 512.356.9814

Createscape is a coworking office space in the heart of Austin, Texas.  When planning our creative office space, we focused on design aesthetics and an open-workplace environment for freelancers, startups, remote teams, non-profits, and small business entrepreneurs to WORK, COLLABORATE, and CREATE.  We founded Createscape with the creative professional in mind, whether you're a filmmaker, writer, designer, programmer, developer, editor, or simply have the ideas, passion, and drive to be an innovator. 


Creative Capital 212.598.9900

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country funding, counsel and career development services. 

Current and Potential Economic Impact of Austin's Recycling and Reuse Related Activity

This study by TXP, Inc. examines the current economic impact and jobs related to recycling and reuse in the Austin region in 2014 and the potential growth of the sector. 

Dart Music International

Dart Music International assists artists of all genres from around the world to obtain work visas, appear at cultural outreach events, and reach audiences across the USA.

Department of Energy - Funding & Financing 202.586.5000

The Energy Department supports a number of grant, loan and financing programs. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you -- whether you are a startup energy business looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs help reaching commercial scale, or a state, local or tribal government looking for funding resources for energy projects