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

Website Phone Number Description
U.S. Department of Labor - Workplace Posters 866.487.2365

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. 

U.S. Department of Treasury - Small Business Lending Fund 202.622.2000

The Small Business Lending Fund provide up to $30 billion in capital to qualified banks and other targeted lenders with assets of less than $10 billion. 

U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone Program 202.482.2350

Through the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program, a company can reduce their production, transaction, and logistics-related costs. 

U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association (USHCA) Austin 512.922.0507

USHCA's mission is provide and support advancement for economic growth of the members of the United States Hispanic Contractors Association de Austin and our regional community.  

U.S. Small Business Administration - Research Grants for Small Businesses 210.403.5900

If your small business is engaged in scientific research and development (R&D), you may qualify for federal grants under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. 

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.  

United States Department of Agriculture - Food Safety and Inspection Service 202.720.9113

The FSIS is the public health agency in the United States Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packed.

United States Drug Administration 202.720.2791

The United States Drug Administration provides information regarding nutrition, dietary health, food safety, recalls, as well as quality and technology. 

United States Food & Drug Administration 888.463.6332

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. 

University of Texas Center for Professional Education 512.471.4633

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.

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