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.
|American Red Cross - Ready Rating||877.715.0123||
The Red Cross Ready Rating program provides a framework designed to: 1) Help businesses, organizations, and schools become prepared for emergencies; 2) Help increase the level of preparedness among individuals and families; and 3) Encourage businesses, schools and organizations to help their local communities prepare for emergencies.
|State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Central Texas Regional Group||512-828-6409||
The mission of STAR Central Texas is to act as a resource to help advance recycling practices through education in the Central Texas region. This is the regional group of the STAR, the state-wide recycling industry association that works to increase recycling rates to the highest level afforded by balanced economic and sustablitiy principles. STAR Central Texas hosts quarterly events and the annual SPARK forum.
Get an office for one person or a whole team, for a day, week, month or as many years as needed.
|SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline||800.985.5990||
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Text TalkWithUs to 66746 Use your preferred relay service to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.
Spanish Speakers call 1-800-985-5990 and press "2" From the U. S. text Hablanos to 66746.
|Small Business Administration||210.403.5900||
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
|Small Business Administration - Startup America Partnership||210.403.5900||
Startup America Partnership provides access to capital and mentors for high-growth startups throughout the county.
|Small Business Administration Loan Programs||210.403.5900||
SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes.
|Small Business Administration - Federal Contracting Resources||210.403.5900||
Small Businesses interested in pursuing federal contracts have many options available to represent their company to potential buyers, to research the federal marketplace for available opportunities, and understand the competition.
|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.
|Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency||800.829.4933||
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 allows taxpayers eligible for the federal renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) to take the federal business energy investment tax credit (ITC) instead of taking the PTC for new installations.