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Programs

BizAid Business Orientation

This orientation is a great no-cost opportunity to meet with business professionals who can provide you with basic information and guidance.

Coaching Services

  • One-on-one, No-cost, and Confidential
  • Business Plan Review & Development Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Review & Development Assistance
  • Financial Readiness Assessment
  • Business Management Technical Assistance
     

Who Qualifies?

BizOpen serves as a point of contact for small business owners seeking assistance navigating the City’s development process.

Entrepreneur Center of Austin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Entrepreneur Center of Austin is a modern training facility where the Small Business Program conducts regular classes, workshops and other small business related training.

The Small Business Program holds special annual events targeted at providing access to resources and information for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

The Family Business Loan Program is a public-private partnership between the City of Austin, HUD, and participating private lenders to offer low-interest loans to qualified small businesses that are expanding and creating jobs.

The program was launched in May 2012 by the City of Austin Economic Development Department with the mission to enable existing local businesses to expand and create jobs, revitalize communities, increase the tax base of the City of Austin, and enhance the overall quality of life for Austin residents.

Family Business Loan Program

The Family Business Loan Program is a public-private partnership between the City of Austin, HUD, and participating private lenders to offer low-interest loans to qualified small businesses that are expanding and creating jobs.

The program was launched in May 2012 by the City of Austin Economic Development Department with the mission to enable existing local businesses to expand and create jobs, revitalize communities, increase the tax base of the City of Austin, and enhance the overall quality of life for Austin residents.

Recognizing that small business is vital to the local economy, LocallyAustin.org is a tool for residents and visitors to discover the many locally-owned, small businesses that give Austin its treasured and unique character.

As more and more people take to the web in search of businesses and services to meet their needs, the Small Business Program hopes to give locally-owned, small businesses a greater presence online, increasing their chances of attracting customers.