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
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. 

ICA Group 617.232.8765

ICA seeks to change the nature of work by advancing businesses and institutions that center worker voice, grow worker voice, and build worker power. 

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.


Just invests in low-income female entrepreneurs to create more resilient communities in America. 

Key Figures 512.920.2695

We offer a variety of bookkeeping & financial management solutions, as well as tax preparation and tax consulting.


COVID-19 resource for small business loans. 

Latino Arts Residency Program - City of Austin

The Latino Arts Residency Program fosters the development of Austin-area Latino arts organizations and artists in all disciplines in an effort to build and enhance quality, sustainable community arts and cultural programming. 

Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas

Austin Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of Central Texas, Inc. is a nonprofit service that provides a trusted sources for Austin area attorney searches.  

Lending Tree Small Business Grant

Lending Tree offers a $50,000 grant to help small businesses that are having trouble scaling.  One award per year. 

LIFT Development Enterprises, Inc.

LIFT Development Enterprises, Inc. is a community development organization and micro-small business accelerator with a mission to help underserved and under represented small business owners to overcome the challenges they face due to lack of access to capital and to assist them in increasing business capacity resulting in higher revenue growth and providing premium wage jobs. 

LiftFund Disaster Relief 2020 Loan Program

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LiftFund has a disaster relief loan for small businesses up to $50,000 with up to 120-day payment deferment. We have a product for new clients and for current clients. 

Lighton International Artists Exchange Program

The Lighton International Artists Exchange Program works to make the world a smaller place by giving artists of different cultures the opportunity to work together, in the hope that lasting friendship and understanding will develop. 

Live Music Society Grant

Grant program dedicated primarily to LIVE MUSIC venues. 


Lonestar Legal Aid 800.733.8394

Pro bono legal service. Apply online.