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 Texas Musicians

This organization is providing a continuously growing list of resources for Austin's Music Community. 

Austin Water Conservation Rebates / Incentives

Austin Water Utility offers rebates and incentives to business taking steps to conserve water. 

Austin Women in Technology

Austin Women in Technology is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a community of women interested in technology. 

Austin Young Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

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


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

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

Brownfields Assistance - City of Austin

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

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

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

Business Success Center

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

Capital Area Council of Governments Solid Waste Planning (CAPCOG)

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

Capital Certified Development Corporation (Capital CDC)

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

Capitol View Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cultural Arts Division - City of Austin

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

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