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
SIMS Foundation (512) 494-1007

This organization is hosting a virtual version of the Luck Reunion concert, the event will support SIMS with a live call-to-action to raise awareness and funds for the crucial services we provide our Central Texas music community

Six Square Austin's Black Cultural District

Six Square Austin's Black Cultural District comprises approximately six square miles of central east Austin.  

Small & Minority Business Resources Division - City of Austin

SMBR assist local businesses with bonding needs, Disadvantaged, Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise certification, and a plan room that provides drawings from the City of Austin and other local public and private entities. 

Small Business Accelerator - City of Austin

The Small Business Accelerator program is an extensive 10-week training program designed to accelerate growth and maximize profits. 

Small Business Administration

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 Economic Injury Disaster Loans 210.403.5900

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus.  

Small Business Lighting Program - City of Austin

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

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

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

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)

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Austin Music Commission

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

The Hispanic Alliance

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

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

The Texas Music Office

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.