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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 SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.

Organization Phone Number Description
University of Texas Center for Professional Education 512.471.4633

The UT Professional Development Center (PDC) helps individuals meet professional and personal goals and helps organizations develop employees and improve performance through its program, consulting, coaching and facilitation services.

Vacation Rental Licensing - City of Austin 311

Owners of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) sometimes called Vacation Rentals, are required to obtain an operating license annually.  

Vendor Registration - City of Austin 512.974.2018

Vendor Connection provides a public clearinghouse to view detailed information about current business opportunities with the City of Austin.  

Veteran Business Loan Initiative - City of Austin 512.978.2502

Low-interest business loans for Veterans. 

Whole Foods - Local Producer Loan Program 512.542.0895

Whole Foods Market provides low interest loans to independent local farmers and food artisans. 

Women in Jazz Association, Inc. 512.258.6947

Women in Jazz Association, Inc. provides Concert Series and Vocal Performance Workshops for performance opportunities and experiences of local professional and amateur jazz vocalists. 

Zero Waste Business Rebate - City of Austin 512.974.9727

Qualifying businesses can earn up to $1,800 in rebates to start, expand or improve recycling, composting or other zero waste programs. 

[Re]verse Pitch Competition

Pitch competition to turn raw materials that are leaving local businesses into the new materials.  

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