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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
Small Business Lighting Program - City of Austin 512.482.5346

Austin Energy offers small business and small non-profit customers up to an 80% discount to install high-efficiency lighting. 

Small Business Program Division - City of Austin 5152.974.7800

The mission of the Small Business Program is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity building information, tools, and resources.

Smart Start: Development ATX for Small Business - City of Austin 512.978.4000

Smart Start is the first municipal application from the Austin-based company, Bazaarvoice. 

Society of Marketing Professionals (SMP) Austin

SMP's mission is to advocate for, educate and connect leaders in the building industry. 

Souly Austin - City of Austin 512.974.7819

The Souly Austin District Incubator aims to support the creation and retention of stable, organized commercial districts through the formation of merchants associations. 

Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (SMSDC) 512.386.8766

The mission of the SMSDC is to create an opportunities for minority businesses enterprises to grow, and to actively add value for corporate members through positive business relationships. 

Space12 512.524.7128

Space12 is a non-profit collaborative space, neighborhood meeting space to clothing swaps, gallery and  wellness space to fundraiser benefits, 

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts 800.526.8252

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts provides Texas artists and arts organizations with legal and accounting assistance to enable them to maximize their potential, shape our cultural landscape, and contribute to the creative economy.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission 512.206.3333

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is responsible for regulating, inspecting, and taxing the production, sale, and use of alcoholic beverages within the state. 

Texas Cottage Food Law

Everything you need to know about running your legal home food business. 

Texas Grants Resource Center 512.475.7373

The Texas Grant Resource Center offers consultations and orientations for funding research for both nonprofit organizations and individuals. 

Texas Midnight Pitch LIVE in ATX for Alibaba and Taobao Global - City of Austin 512.974.6381

The Global Business Expansion Division in partnership with Alibaba and Taobao Global offer the Alibaba Texas Midnight Pitch Event which gives small businesses a chance to pitch their brands to the enormous Chinese market with 60,000 daily visitors. 

Texas State University Small Business Development Center 512.716.4800

The Texas State Small Business Development Center works with existing and startup small business to help them grow and compete in today's global economy.  

TexHealth Central Texas 512.524.2618

TexHealth Central Texas is a community-based nonprofit organization and fully licensed Health Insurance Agency located in Austin, Texas. 

The Austin Music Commission 512.974.7849

The Austin Music Commission advises City Council on local music industry and development issues. 

The Hispanic Alliance 512.927.6070

By providing access to high-quality resources, arts education and business mentorship, Austin's underserved populations triumph over limitations and barriers, gaining the power to transform their lives and strengthen our community. 

The People's Gallery - City of Austin 512.974.7700

This annual exhibition is designed to showcase regional artists and to encourage public dialog, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.

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. 

The University of Texas at Austin Business Contracts Office 512.471.4412

Business Contracts provides review, approval, and execution of business contracts required for the procurement of services for The University of Texas at Austin. 

Transportation Network Companies - City of Austin 512.974.1551

The Austin Transportation Department regulates ground transportation services with Austin to enhance safety and provide access to service for all users. 

Travis County 512.854.9020

Information for small business owners on starting a DBA (Assumed Name), Historically Underutilized Businesses(HUB), and doing business with the county. 


TuneCore helps artist sell their music online, keep 100% of their rights & sales revenue, and collect worldwide songwriter royalties.

U.S. Customs 877.227.5511

U.S. Customs explains the process of importing goods into the U.S., including informed compliance, invoices, duty assessments, classification, and value, as well as marking requirements. 

United States Commercial Service 512.916.5939

The Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce is part of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, a federal agency.