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
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Austin Black Chamber inspires, develops, and promotes black economic success in the greater Austin area. 

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

To be the leading resource and advocate for the Hispanic business community.

Ground Transportation Regulation - City of Austin

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

Hatch Pitch

HATCH pitch is the community for startups using information technology to make life better. 

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians 512.541.4226

COVID-19 resources for local musicians. - Small Businesses

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Hello Alice

Hello Alice In partnership with Verizon, the digital fundraising and advocacy platform Hello Alice is offering emergency grants of up to $10,000 for companies impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hello Tomorrow Challenge

The Challenge gives scientists and deeptech entrepreneurs around the globe a platform for their research and projects, providing equity-free prize money as well as other funding opportunities, global visibility and connections with key players in the deeptech innovation network. 

Heritage Grants (Preservation) - City of Austin

The Heritage Grant will provide historic preservation grants to nonprofit, commercial or government entities to support preservation and attract tourism.

Hero Initiative for Comic Creators

For applicants who have been a working comic book writer, penciler, inker, colorist, or letterer on a work-for-hire basis for no less than 10 years since January 1, 1934.

Homebuilders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin

Not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to residential construction and remodeling in Central Texas. 

Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers (HOME)

HOME  was formed by a group of concerned women in Austin, Texas, for the purpose of providing financial housing assistance for aging musicians in need. 

Houston Business Development, Inc.

The Houston Business Development, Inc. assist small business owners by providing flexible and affordable loans to expand their businesses and work closely with banks and commercial lenders to provide bridge financing. 

I Respect Music

I Respect Music supports a musician's right to receive pay for radio airplay. 

Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan

Imagine Austin is the City's 30-year comprehensive plan for how Austin can grow in a compact and connected way. 

Internal Revenue Service - Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

From the forms you need to quick access to information on hot tax topics like EINs, independent contractors and the new health care legislation, this IRS site makes doing your taxes as painless and simple as possible.

International Bluegrass Music Association - Bluegrass Trust Fund

Real support for bluegrass professionals in times of emergency need. 

International Trade and Investment Program - City of Austin

The International Trade and Investment Program works to link Austin businesses with international markets and business partners, and increase foreign direct investment in the city. 

IRS - Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. 

James Beard Foundation

James Beard Foundation, a non-profit advocate for the food industry, is fundraising for food and beverage businesses right now and has a sign-up to be notified when the application is live.

Jazz Foundation of America 212.245.3999

This fund offers financial support, housing assistance and pro bono medical care for musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music. 

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community. 

Julia C. Butridge Gallery - City of Austin

The Julia C. Butridge Gallery supports emerging through professional artists by providing exhibition space by application.


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