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.
|Texans for the Arts||512.914.8096||
Texans for the Arts is a grass-roots 501(c)4 non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Texas. Texans for the Arts provides coordinated information about legislative activity relating to arts issues and organizes advocacy efforts in order to increase public funding for the arts in Texas. Texans for the Arts represents individuals and organizations from across the state.
|Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts||800.526.8252||
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts provides Texas artists and arts organizations with legal and accounting assistance to enable them to maximize their potential, shape our cultural landscape, and contribute to the creative economy. The pro bono services are offered to artist and arts non-profits in all creative disciplines, including visual arts, music, theater, dance, film, gaming, and writing.
|Texas Capital Access Program||512.762.7366|
|Texas Commission on Environmental Quality||512-239-1000||
TCEQ is the state agency responsible for most recycling-related regulations including landfill permits, electronics recycling, and hazardous waste laws. Find information on area landfills, MSW data, recycling resources, and waste management guidelines on their website.
|Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - Tax Relief for Pollution Control Properties||512.239.4900||
Exemption from property taxation for pollution control equipment.
|Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - Texas Emissions Reduction Plan||512.239.1000||
Texas Emissions Reduction Plan program provides financial incentives to eligible individuals, businesses, or local governments to reduce emissions from polluting vehicles and equipment.
|Texas Commission on the Arts - Opportunities||512.463.5535||
The mission of the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is to advance our state economically and culturally investing in a creative Texas.
|Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Data Centers Tax Exemptions||800.252.5555||
The tax exemption provides a temporary exemption from state sales and use tax on certain items necessary and essential to the operation of a qualified data center.
|Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Property Tax Assistance||800.252.5555||
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts offers a refund of state franchise and sales/use taxes paid by companies owning certain abated property.
|Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Purchasing||512.463.4600||
The Comptroller's Statewide Procurement Division develops statewide contracts for non-IT contracts and services to streamline purchasing for state agencies, institutions of higher education and other state government entities.