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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.

Websitesort descending Phone Number Description
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 - Loan Assistance 512.936.0100

State of Texas Economic Development & Tourism offers loan services for qualifying businesses.  

Texas Film Commission - Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program 512.463.9200

The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program is designed to build the economy through the moving image industry and create jobs in Texas. 

Texas Military Value Revolving Loan Fund 512.475.1475

The Texas Military Value Revolving Loan Fund provides financing to defense communities for job creation and infrastructure projects. 

The Texas Music Office 512.463.6666

The Texas Music Office promotes the development of the music in the state by informing members of that industry and the public about resources available in the state for music for music production, and serves as liaison between the industry and state government. 

I Respect Music

I Respect Music supports a musician's right to receive pay for radio airplay. 

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant 504.940.2500

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community. Artists who have been negatively impacted due to catastrophic situations of this nature can apply to the Foundation for funding.

Craft 512.900.9957

Have you ever seen something really cool on Pinterest, but without the right tools, you can't make it? And who wants to buy a glue gun, wire cutters, a big jar of Mod Podge, and 28 colors of glitter you'll never use again?  CRAFT is a dream come true.  Located less than 10 minutes from downtown, CRAFT can seat 40 crafters and accommodate up to 200 standing guests.  Our studio features an open concept design that encourages creativity and provides easy access to an extensive library of DIY tools and supplies. For larger events, tables, and shelves can be rearranged to create plenty of room to mix and mingle. 

Mike Tolleson & Associates, Inc. - Free Arts & Entertainment Legal Clinic 512.480.8822

A free Arts & Entertainment Legal Clinic on Wednesdays of each week. 

MINDPOP 512.751.1944

MINDPOP's mission is to expand creative learning in classrooms, schools and communities.  MINDPOP does this by designing and implementing creative learning models.  These innovative models use techniques of the arts to transform teaching and promote learning.  In Austin, MINDPOP is the managing partner of the Creative Learning Initiative, a partnership among the City of Austin, Austin ISD and the arts community to transform all AISD schools in to arts-rich schools systematically over the next ten years.