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
TuneCore

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

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Save Small Business is a grant-making initiative to help small employers who are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

U.S. Customs

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

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. 

United States Food & Drug Administration

The United States Food & Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. 

United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce offers a network of state chambers for veteran own designated businesses, veterans, and their families to access both national and local resources, signature programs, and services through affiliated organizations and corporations. 

University of Texas Center for Professional Education

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.

US Ignite Start-Up Accelerator Program

US Ignite offers an opportunity for smart city startups to launch or accelerate their cloud-based services or business. 

USA.Gov - Small Business Resource

A one-stop shop for all federal government tools, resources and information related to business. 

USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program

This a grant for the development or expansion of small businesses in rural areas.  

UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center

UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides assistance to small business owners to expand their business into federal and state markets with government agencies, and military installations. 

Vacation Rental Licensing - City of Austin

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

Vendor Registration - City of Austin

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

VESPER

From group meetings to galleries, neighborhood gatherings to weddings, fundraisers to concerts, meditation sits to yoga classes - we want to offer space for shared community initiatives that bring Austinites together by hosting programs that serve the community at large.

Veteran Business Loan Initiative - City of Austin

Low-interest business loans for Veterans. 

VISIT AUSTIN

Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau's Music Office makes sure all visitors experience local music by marketing to travelers and booking bands for group conventions, luncheons & off-site receptions.

Wefunder

COVID-19 emergency funding for businesses. 

Whole Foods - Local Producer Loan Program

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

Womans Chamber of Commerce of Texas

Economic empowerment of women focused in three strategic areas: Business and leadership development, relationship networking, and advocacy in the private and public area. 

Women in Jazz Association, Inc.

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

Work Opportunity Tax Credit - U.S. Department of Labor

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. 

Workplace Posters - U.S. Department of Labor

Some of the statues and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor require that notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace. 

Zero Waste Business Rebate - City of Austin

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.