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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.

Organization Phone Number Description
Austin Young Chamber of Commerce 512.687.2441

The purpose of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce is to provide valuable opportunities for the professional and personal development of young professionals.

Austin Zero Waste Alliance (512) 326-5655

AZWA educates about, advocates for, and promotes Zero Waste in Austin.

Austin's 2015 Community Diversion Study

The community diversion study is a comprehensive study of all of Austin's commercial and residential recycling, composting, and other diversion activities. 

City of Austin Public Works Department 512.974.7065

The City’s Bicycle Program works to make Austin an even greater city for biking — and a community where people of all ages and abilities experience biking as safe, comfortable, convenient and fun. 

Big Medium 512.939.6665

Big Medium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art in Texas. 

BiGAUSTIN 512.928.8010

BiGAUSTIN is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive training services, one-on-one assistance, and loans to individuals who want to achieve self-sufficiency by starting their own business. 

BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements - City of Austin 512.974.7200

BizOpen serves as a point contact for small business owners seeking assistance navigating the City's development process.  

Brownfields Assistance - City of Austin 512.974.6085

The City of Austin's Brownfields Revitalizations Office has grant funding available to provide free environmental site assessments, such as Phase I ESAs, which are needed for due diligence during property acquisition. 

Business & Community Lenders of Texas 512.912.9884

Business & Community Lenders of Texas (BCL) is a nonprofit economic development organization providing business lending, Small Business Administration (SBA) and community development programs. 

Business and Nonprofits Database - City of Austin 512.974.7400

Marketing tools, company and investment information, business plans, directories, interactive maps and metrics. 

Business Success Center 512.933.1983

The Business Success Center provides assistance for new and established businesses in Austin, Texas.

Capital Area Council of Governments Solid Waste Planning (CAPCOG) 512.916.6000

CAPCOG is the state designated planning agency for solid waste management issues in the region. 

Capital Certified Development Corporation (Capital CDC) 512.327.9299

CDC offers a variety of small business loans, primarily the SBA 504 Loan Program, throughout Texas. 

Capitol View Arts 512.291.6211

Capitol View Arts supports the arts community through arts education, collaborative opportunities, and the preservation of venues for performances and public use. 

Central Texas CDC 254.899.8546

Central Texas CDC is a public non-profit corporation created for the purpose of facilitating public sector financing programs in Texas. 

Community Development Program - City of Austin 512.472.8087

The Community Development Bank (CDB) offers financial assistance in the form of loan programs that provide flexible capital and technical assistance to small and minority businesses that are expanding or relocating to low-income areas. 

Community Exhibition Art Program - City of Austin 512.974.1700

The Asian American Resource Center Community Art Exhibit Program displays artworks that celebrate the diverse and dynamic cultural heritage, history, identity and creativity of Asians and Asian Americans. 

Community Initiatives Program - City of Austin 512.974.7700

The Community Initiatives program is open to incorporated, tax exempt 501c organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction.  

Core Cultural Funding Programs - City of Austin 512.974.7700

The Core Cultural Funding programs provides funding to large and small non-profit organizations. 

Cultural Arts Division - City of Austin 512.974.7700

The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City's Cultural arts program and for the economic development of arts and cultural industries. 

Cultural Funding - City of Austin 512.974.7700

The city of Austin provides cultural arts programs for the Austin community by contracting with arts organizations for specific services.  

Current and Potential Economic Impact of Austin's Recycling and Reuse Related Activity

This study by TXP, Inc. examines the current economic impact and jobs related to recycling and reuse in the Austin region in 2014 and the potential growth of the sector. 

Dart Music International

Dart Music International assists artists of all genres from around the world to obtain work visas, appear at cultural outreach events, and reach audiences across the USA.

Disaster Ready Austin 512.974.0450

Disaster Ready Austin is collaborative initiative to educate and empower residents to be prepared for emergencies and disaster.