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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
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Sales and Use Tax 800.282.5555

Texas imposes a state sales and use tax on all retail sales, leases and rentals of most goods, as well as taxable services. 

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - Texas Certified Capital Company Program (CAPCO) 512.463.4124

The CAPCO program is an economic development program that is designed to provide investments in small growth companies in various industries in order to create jobs for Texans. 

Texas Cottage Food Law

Everything you need to know about running your legal home food business. 

Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance 669.237.2243

The Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance (TX-CERA) is an affiliation of institutions and persons interested in preserving the cultural heritage of Texas. Through education and advocacy TX-CERA hopes to serve as a resource for cultural institutions in order to mitigate loss of cultural and heritage collections due to disaster. The organization will develop a roster of heritage and collections professionals in Texas to create a network of ready support in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Texas Department of Agriculture - Grants and Services 888.223.9048

The Grants Office is responsible for administering numerous state and federal grants, loans an cooperative agreements available to farmers/ranchers, universities and schools, non-profits and private entities across the Lone Star State. 

Texas Department of Economic & Tourism - Small Business Handbook 512.936.0100

This handbook is intended to provide general guidance and assistance to those interested in developing or further expanding their business in Texas and beyond. 

Texas Department of Insurance - Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program 800.252.7031

The Occupational Safety and Health Consultation program is a free service available to private Texas employers through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation.  

Texas District Export Council 512.372.3426

The Texas District Export Council contributes to the leadership and international trade expertise to compliment the U.S. Commercial Service's export promotion efforts through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach. 

Texas Economic Development & Tourism - Business Development 512.936.0100

The Division of Business Development markets Texas as the world's premier business destination.  The division pursues business expansion and relocation prospects, with the goal of developing job creation and export opportunities for Texas. 

Texas Economic Development & Tourism - Business Research Data 512.463.2000

The business reach primary activity include data mining, industry analysis, and custom mapping in support of Texas business development and marketing efforts.