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
Behind the Scenes

COVID-19 resource for financial support for entertainment technology industry professionals, or their immediate dependent family members, who are seriously ill, injured or been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need.

beta.SAM.gov

SAM.gov is the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards. 

Beta.SAM.Gov

Search federal contracts free of charge and learn about past awards. 

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the United States has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education. 

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

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. 

BioHouston

BioHouston provides development commercialization expertise to researchers and early-stage companies.

BioTechnology Commercialization Center at the University of Texas Health Scienc…

The Biotechnology Commercialization Center's mission is to help commercialize and incubate UTHealth and Houston-based technologies, while increasing the number of Texas-based companies. 

Biz Owners Ed

A 10 week advanced entrepreneur program which includes presentations from world class leaders, mentoring, and assistance with everything from entity formation, financing, strategic planning, sales & marketing, to exit strategies. 

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.  

Bluegrass Trust Fund 888.438.4262

If you are or have been a professional in the business of bluegrass and are in a time of emergency need, apply to the Bluegrass Trust Fund.

Blues Foundation - Hart Fund 901.527.2583

The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.

Broadcasters Foundation of America Emergency & Disaster Grants

The Broadcasters Foundation of America provides Emergency & Disaster Grants to radio and television broadcasters find themselves in acute financial need and do not have insurance to cover their losses after a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, tornado, or wildfire, extreme flooding, house fire, or other serious misfortune. 
 

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.

CaFE (CallForEntry.org)

CaFE allows call administrators to streamline every step of the application and review process online.  

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

CPRIT offers several funding opportunities for promising cancer research, product development, and prevention programs. 

Candid

The Foundation Center is a source of information on philanthropy, fundraising, and grant programs.

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. 

Cascades Alliance

The Cascades Alliance provides free full-service consulting service to non-profit organizations to help establish waste-based (reuse or recycling) revenue-generating social enterprises.