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The City of Austin Small Business Program 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 Guide 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.

Websitesort descending Phone Number Description
United States Commercial Service 512.916.5939

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.  It has an extensive network of trade specialists located in the U.S. and throughout the world.  

3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup provides rented workspace for an entire weekend, recruits student participants from a wide range of backgrounds, caters food and drinks, and brings in top-notch entrepreneurs and investors.  Participants pick the best ideas for startups during the Friday brainstorming session and deliver prototypes and investor pitches on Sunday night.  3DS alumni receive a package of free/discounted services from information technology (IT) service companies and others. 


All ATX is Austin's musician advocate, dedicated to their promotion, success and overall well-being. 

Austin Regional Manufacturer's Association

ARMA is a trade association dedicated to strengthening Austin-area manufacturing through advocacy, workforce development, and networking. They host monthly meetings including luncheons, educational events to improve business operations, trainings, and social gatherings. Membership includes some of the largest companies in the area such as Samsung, NXP, Flextronics, and Pfizer, but the core group and focus is on providing value to small and medium size facilities. 

ART.WORK AUSTIN 512.222.3934

ART.WORK is a local, cutting-edge collective of artisan entrepreneurs that operate in variety of industries.  Our studio in the heart of downtown Austin is intended to facilitate the "WORK" side of artwork during the week and the ART side of artwork on the weekends.  All week we are researching, learning, promoting, and closing deals, the ART.WORK studio is constantly electrified by our members' drive to elevate their work and careers to new heights.  Friday nights are Private Artist Showcases by RSVP only.

Austin Technology Incubator 512.305.0000

The Austin Technology Incubator is the startup incubator of the University of Texas at Austin.  A program of the University’s ICInstitute, ATI has a 25-year track record of helping founding teams achieve success.

Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce 512.459.1181

The Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce (CCAACC) promotes the development of African-American businesses by providing resources, technical assistance and leadership on policy issues that enhance economic growth, and by promoting convention and tourism.

Austin Jazz Alliance

Austin Jazz Alliance helps jazz musicians in Austin and Central Texas promote their music. 

Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas 512.456.9047

Austin Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of Central Texas, Inc. is a nonprofit service that provides a trusted sources for Austin area attorney searches.  All attorneys on our panel go through yearly screening.  We refer you to experienced lawyers whose experience is verified.  We do no refer "favorites" or give referrals based on age, gender, race, or religion.  LRS meets the high standards of the American Bar Association and all participating attorneys are insured and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.  The service has over 220 lawyers practicing in over 50 areas of law, with an average of over 10 years' experience in their respective fields. 

Austin Materials Marketplace 512.981.5417

In this program, companies work together to turn one company's waste into another company's resource.  One company's unused and unusual material can become another company's valuable resource.  The program hosts regular networking events.