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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 SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.

Websitesort descending Phone Number Description
Small Business Administration - Small Business Health Care 210.403.5900

SBA, the Department of Health Human and Services, and Small Business Majority have teamed up for free webinar series where small employers can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their organization and employees. 

Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) 210.403.5900

Small Business Investment Company program facilitates the flow of long-term capital to small businesses.  

Small Business Administration - Business Plan Tool 210.403.5900

A tool that lets you build business plan step-by-step at your pace. 

Small Business Administration - Veteran's Business Outreach Center 800.827.5722

The Veterans Business Outreach Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering 

Small Business Administration - Women's Business Center 512.928.8010

Women's Business Centers represent a national network of nearly 100 educational centers throughout the United States, which are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. 

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 571.306.5201

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research / Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization. 

Small Business Technology Transfer 210.403.5900

The Small Business Technology Transfer is a program that expands funding opportunities in federal innovation research and development.  

SCORE - Get Your Business Ready for an Emergency (Recorded Webinar) 800.634.0245

This SCORE workshop will help you measure, improve and practice y our emergency plans.  Tom Heneghan of the Red Cross, demonstrates the just-released enhancements to the Ready Rating program as he covers the following topics:

* Why advance emergency planning is so important

* The reasons why businesses often pull it off

* Elements every business emergency plan should include

* How to make emergency planning simple using the free Ready Rating program

Social Security Administration 800.772.1213

The Social Security Administration provides information and resources for employers provided and complied by the SSA. 

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. 

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