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 SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website for information about all our services and resources.

Organization Phone Number Description
The Association of Women and Minority Contractors of Texas 512.551.2215

The Association of Women and Minority Contractors of Texas (AWMCTX) is dedicated to educating, promoting, and supplying business development services to women and minority-owned businesses in the construction industry. 

The Austin Music Commission

The Austin Music Commission advises City Council on local music industry and development issues. 

The Blues Foundation

COVID-19 resource for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns, dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses.

The Bunker

The Bunker targets existing veteran-owned tech startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to come, create, and conquer the business world through their ideas, hard work, and strategy. 

The Military Entrepreneur Challenge

Pitch competition for military veterans and military spouses entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow a business venture. 

The People's Gallery - City of Austin

This annual exhibition is designed to showcase regional artists and to encourage public dialog, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art.

The Photographer Fund

A $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19.
 

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

Provides grants for all legitimate expenditures relating professional work and personal living, including medical expenses, for visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.

The Recording Academy Texas Chapter

The Recording Academy Texas Chapter is dedicated to providing educational programming and networking opportunities to artists and industry professionals of all trades throughout the state enriching the music community through outreach and advocacy. 

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress is intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.

The Texas Music Office

The Texas Music Office promotes the development of the music in the state by informing members of that industry and the public about resources available in the state for music for music production, and serves as liaison between the industry and state government. 

The University of Texas at Austin Business Contracts Office

Business Contracts provides review, approval, and execution of business contracts required for the procurement of services for The University of Texas at Austin. 

The University of Texas at San Antonio - Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance …

The Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center assists U.S. manufacturing and service firms that are affected by foreign competition to regain profitable growth. 

The Writers' League of Texas

The purpose and mission of the Writers' League of Texas has been to provide a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers; to help writers improve on their craft and market their skills; to promote the interest of writers and the writing community at large; and to elevate the art and enterprise of writing. 

Travis County

Information for small business owners on starting a DBA (Assumed Name), Historically Underutilized Businesses(HUB), and doing business with the county. 

TuneCore

TuneCore helps artist sell their music online, keep 100% of their rights & sales revenue, and collect worldwide songwriter royalties.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards

The annual Dream Big Awards recognizes a small business for its contributions to the U.S. economy and offers a grant to $25,000.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Save Small Business is a grant-making initiative to help small employers who are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.
 

U.S. Customs

U.S. Customs explains the process of importing goods into the U.S., including informed compliance, invoices, duty assessments, classification, and value, as well as marking requirements. 

United States Commercial Service

The Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce is part of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, a federal agency. 

United States Food & Drug Administration

The United States Food & Drug Administration 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 Veterans Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce offers a network of state chambers for veteran own designated businesses, veterans, and their families to access both national and local resources, signature programs, and services through affiliated organizations and corporations. 

University of Texas Center for Professional Education

The UT Professional Development Center (PDC) helps individuals meet professional and personal goals and helps organizations develop employees and improve performance through its program, consulting, coaching and facilitation services.

US Ignite Start-Up Accelerator Program

US Ignite offers an opportunity for smart city startups to launch or accelerate their cloud-based services or business.