BizAid - The City of Austin Small Business Division
The Small Business Division has developed the BizAid Program to provide customized business solutions to transition entrepreneurs from one growth phase into another. Our division will provide no-cost individualized business coaching to assist you in all topics faced during the relocation of your business.
BizOpen serves as a point of contact for small business owners seeking assistance navigating the City’s development process.
Many small business owners are unaware of the rules and regulations that are involved in opening up a business with a physical location. This process can be quite extensive or short depending on the individual business proposal and property location.
City of Austin Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR)
SMBR provides development opportunities and resources so that small and minority business enterprises can have affirmative access to city procurement opportunities and succeed in their efforts to grow.
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Austin Independence Business Alliance
Economic Growth Business Incubator
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
Austin Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
Austin Young Chamber of Commerce
Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas
LRS is a non-profit public service organization designed to help you find an attorney or other legal resources or community service organizations.
Learn everything about the county where you will be doing business.
Travis County Clerk Business Registration
Certificate of Ownership for Unincorporated Business or Profession
TexHealth is a health benefits program offered to employees of small employers in Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties. While not an insurance plan, the program allows qualified employers to offer affordable health benefits to their employees with the monthly cost split between the employer and employee.
Office of Governor State Incentives
Discover why Texas is a great place to do business with the Office of the Governor's Texas Wide Open for Business program.
Texas Economic Development & Tourism - Incentive Programs
Learn about the incentives offered by the Texas Governor’s Office.
Office of Governor Small Business Assistance
Resources to foster the development of small businesses within the State of Texas.
Office of the Governor Business Research
The Business Research team's primary activities include data mining, industry analysis, and custom mapping in support of Texas business development and marketing efforts.
Especially for Texas Employers
The Texas Workforce Commission published manual to explain the sometimes-confusing "legalese" of federal and state employment law in easy to understand language that makes sense in the everyday business setting. This is great resource, and must have for all Texas Employers.
List of all State Agencies in Texas Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Regulatory control of the alcoholic beverage industry is established through the process of issuing more than 60 different types of licenses and permits.
The Texas Workforce Commission offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics.
Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is responsible for issuing licenses, conducting inspections, investigating complaints, assessing penalties, setting rules and standards and holding hearings.
Get the latest information from the legislative process in Texas.
State of Texas, Real Estate Commission
Select the right business structure for you and file the required documents online.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Information regarding Texas’ taxes and finances.
Sales Tax and Your New Business
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts provides information and resources regarding business taxes as well as the ability to file the required documents online for small businesses to obtain their Sales Tax Permit.
The Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides a wealth of resources to aid you in the expansion of your business.
Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States; as well as administers a variety of federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights.
The FDA 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 Drug Administration (USDA)
Here you are able to information regarding nutrition, dietary health, food safety, recalls, as well as quality and technology.
Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS)
The FSIS is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) system in the U.S. has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education.
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Information and Resources for employers provided and compiled by the SSA.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Find useful tax information related to all things small business. This is the IRS’ Small Business and Self-Employed one-atop resource.