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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.

Organizationsort descending Phone Number Description
City of Austin Public Works Department 512.974.7065

The City’s Bicycle Program works to make Austin an even greater city for biking — and a community where people of all ages and abilities experience biking as safe, comfortable, convenient and fun. 

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. 

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.  


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. 

ART.WORK AUSTIN 512.222.3934

ART.WORK is a local, cutting-edge collective of artisan entrepreneurs that operate in variety of industries.  

Austin Technology Incubator 512.305.0000

The Austin Technology Incubator is the startup incubator of the University of Texas at Austin. 

Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce 512.459.1181

The Greater Austin Black Chamber inspires, develops, and promotes black economic success in the greater Austin area. 

Austin Jazz Alliance

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

Austin Materials Marketplace 512.981.5417

In this program, companies work together to turn one company's waste into another company's resource.  

Austin Federation of Musicians 512.440.1414

The Austin Federation of Musicians assists local musicians with wages, working conditions and other issues relating to their employment. 

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) of Austin 512.928.2425

The mission of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is to provide the best free, confidential one-on-one counseling and educational services to the Greater Austin small business community.

Austin Songwriters Group 512.698.4237

Austin Songwriters Group is a non-profit organization created by songwriters for songwriters to improve their craft and expand commercial opportunities through workshops, special events, and annual Songwriters Symposium. 

International Trade and Investment Program - City of Austin 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. 

Vacation Rental Licensing - City of Austin 311

Owners of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) sometimes called Vacation Rentals, are required to obtain an operating license annually.  

Small & Minority Business Resources Division - City of Austin 512.974.7600

SMBR assist local businesses with bonding needs, Disadvantaged, Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise certification, and a plan room that provides drawings from the City of Austin and other local public and private entities. 

Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery - City of Austin 512.974.1300

The art gallery is located on the third floor of the Old Bakery and Emporium and features a rotating schedule of exhibitions including artworks of all media and subject matter. 

Art Space Assistance Program - City of Austin 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. 

Recycling and Reuse Enterprise Resource Guide - City of Austin 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. 

Souly Austin - City of Austin 512.974.7819

The Souly Austin District Incubator aims to support the creation and retention of stable, organized commercial districts through the formation of merchants associations. 

BiGAUSTIN 512.928.8010

BiGAUSTIN is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive training services, one-on-one assistance, and loans to individuals who want to achieve self-sufficiency by starting their own business. 

Big Medium 512.939.6665

Big Medium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art in Texas. 

Capitol View Arts 512.291.6211

Capitol View Arts supports the arts community through arts education, collaborative opportunities, and the preservation of venues for performances and public use. 

Financial Planning Association of Austin 512.261.4159

The vision of the Financial Planning Association of Austin is to be the premier community of financial planners in the central Texas area and to serve as the leading financial planning resource for the public and media.