The City of Austin Small Business Division 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 Resources Directory 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
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.  


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. 


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.

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas 512.476.5550

Pro bono legal service.  Apply online. 

Warrior Rising 833.932.7397

Founded by entrepreneurial combat veterans, this non-profit helps veterans who want to start a business by providing start-up grants, instruction, one-on-one mentorship and connection to a community of veteran entrepreneurs and potential funding sources


COVID-19 emergency funding for businesses. 503.274.4729

Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is a membership association of touring and performing arts professionals engaged in promoting and presenting performing arts throughout the western states and provinces. Serving members since 1967, WAA’s annual booking conference and its year-round programs are essential for artists, artist managers, presenters, and other performing arts professionals in the West.

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.