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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
City of Austin Economic Development / Small Business Program - BizAid 512.974.7800

The Small Business Program has developed the BizAid Program to provide customized business solutions to transition entrepreneurs from one growth phase into another.  Our program will provide no-cost individualized business coaching to assist you in all topics faced during the relocation of your business. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department - Cultural Arts Division 512.974.7700

The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City's Cultural arts program and for the economic development of arts and cultural industries. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department - Global Business Expansion Division 512.974.6381

The Global Business Expansion Division increases jobs and investment in Austin through business attraction and by assisting local businesses with international expansion and trade.

City of Austin Economic Development Department - International Trade and Investment Program 512.974.6416

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. The program involves one-on-one counseling for businesses interested in trade and our resource guides for importing and exporting and establishing international businesses. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department - Music & Entertainment Division 512.974.1000

The City's Music & Entertainment Division is an economic development accelerator and centralized resource center for Austin's music industry, and an active community partner for Austin's citizens, community groups, and neighborhoods. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department / Austin Resource Recovery - Brownfields Assistance 512.974.6085

The City of Austin's Brownfields Revitalizations Office has grant funding available to provide free environmental site assessments, such as Phase I ESAs, which are needed for due diligence during property acquisition.  The office also has a flexible loan program with low-interest available for property cleanups.  The program also assists lead-based paint and asbestos surveys and abatement. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department / Austin Resource Recovery - Zero Waste Business Rebate 512.974.9727

Qualifying businesses can earn up to $1,800 in rebates to start, expand or improve recycling, composting or other zero waste programs. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department / Austin Resource Recovery / Recycling and Reuse Enterprise Resource Guide 512.974.9235

The City of Austin Recycling and Reuse Enterprise Resource Guide provides information on local programs, services, resources, community groups, and regulations relevant to you as a zero waste entrepreneur. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department / Cultural Arts Division - Art Space Assistance Program 512.974.7700

The Art Space Assistance Program will provide grants to support non-profits facing permanent displacement, those previously displace, or those facing lease renewals at substantially higher rates amidst a volatile real estate market. 

City of Austin Economic Development Department / Cultural Arts Division - Community Initiatives Program 512.974.7700

The Community Initiatives program is open to incorporated, tax exempt 501c organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction.  Funding is available to individuals and organizations which do not already receive funding through the Core Funding Programs. The program provides support for community arts projects and activities throughout the year. 

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