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.
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|U.S. Department of Commerce - Minority Business Development Agency||202.482.1940||
Minority businesses are twice as likely to generate sales through exports compared to non-minority firms MBDA promotes business-to-business partnerships between U.S. minority firms and firms in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and Europe
|U.S. Department of Education - Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships||202.401.1876||
SBA's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships works to engage and build strong partnerships with community and nonprofit organizations, both secular and faith-based, to support entrepreneurship, economic growth and promote prosperity for all Americans.
|U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Tax Incentives in Renewal Communities and Empowerment Zones||202.708.1112||
Provides substantial tax incentives for business that hire local residents, upgrade their equipment needs, and build or rehabilitate commercial property, in designated Renewal Communities and Empowerment Zones.
|U.S. Department of Labor - Work Opportunity Tax Credit||866.487.2365||
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
|U.S. Department of Labor - Workplace Posters||866.487.2365||
Some of the statues and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace.
|U.S. Department of Treasury - Small Business Lending Fund||202.622.2000||
The Small Business Lending Fund provide up to $30 billion in capital to qualified banks and other targeted lenders with assets of less than $10 billion.
|U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone Program||202.482.2350||
Through the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program, a company can reduce their production, transaction, and logistics-related costs.
|U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association (USHCA) Austin||512.922.0507||
USHCA's mission is provide and support advancement for economic growth of the members of the United States Hispanic Contractors Association de Austin and our regional community.
|U.S. Small Business Administration - Research Grants for Small Businesses||210.403.5900||
If your small business is engaged in scientific research and development (R&D), you may qualify for federal grants under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.