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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
Latino Arts Residency Program - City of Austin 512.974.3772

The Latino Arts Residency Program fosters the development of Austin-area Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines in an effort to build and enhance quality, sustainable community arts and cultural programming. 


Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas 512.456.9047

Austin Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of Central Texas, Inc. is a nonprofit service that provides a trusted sources for Austin area attorney searches.  All attorneys on our panel go through yearly screening.  We refer you to experienced lawyers whose experience is verified.  We do no refer "favorites" or give referrals based on age, gender, race, or religion.  LRS meets the high standards of the American Bar Association and all participating attorneys are insured and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.  The service has over 220 lawyers practicing in over 50 areas of law, with an average of over 10 years' experience in their respective fields. 

LegalShield 800.876.0030

For one low monthly cost, you can lead your business with the peace of mind of knowing you'll have access to legal advice and services when you need them. 

Lending Tree Small Business Grant 800.813.4620

Lending Tree offers a $50,000 grant to help small businesses that are having trouble scaling.  One award per year. 

Lift Development Enterprises, Inc. 619.869.5815

Based in San Diego, CA, we are a not-for profit 501C3, community development organization and small business accelator focused on addressing the huge disparity in revenue and job growth by small businesses led by underrepresented founders.  We offer programs to guide established small business founders through leading, funding and growing sustainable, profitable and scalable businesses. 

LiftFund 888.215.2373

A nonprofit organization that helps small business owners with limited access to capital have a chance to live their dreams. We serve entrepreneurs in Austin and throughout the state of Texas.

Lighton International Artists Exchange Program

The Lighton International Artists Exchange Program works to make the world a smaller place by giving artists of different cultures the opportunity to work together, in the hope that lasting friendship and understanding will develop. 

Live Music Tutor 321.684.4928

Live Music Tutor provides an online interactive music platform that connects instructors, students, and music enthusiasts from around the world in one convenient place to learn and share their passion. 

LivePlan 800.229.7526

500 Business Plan specific to your kind of business.  Free Samples. 

Locally Austin - City of 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.