The City of Austin is no longer accepting new inquiries for the Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program. The deadline for submission expired on May 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

We are exploring how we can use additional federal and local funds to offer additional assistance for small businesses, start-up companies, entrepreneurs, creatives, and non-profit organizations. 

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BizAid Business Orientation

This no-cost class, offered in-person and online, serves as an introduction to resources available to small business owners as well as the various government agencies or organizations that you may need to reach out to along the way. It will get you introduced to the components of a business plan and various aspects of business development. This class would be beneficial as you begin to outline your business goals, whether you’re starting a new business or looking to expand.


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

The Small Business Program conducts regular classes, workshops and other small business related training at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin.

We look forward to seeing you for one of business education classes or other events - visit our small business classes and events calendar.

Training and meeting space at the Entrepreneur Center of Austin is also available for rent, call 512-978-2500.


The Small Business Program holds special events targeted at providing access to resources and information for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Grab your seat and register for an event or classes.


Austin Fast Start Pitch Competitions
In partnership with the Austin Young Chamber

Austin Fast Start is a pitch competition with a purpose. Every quarter, we will hear from a new industry and award an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities to turn these dreams into realities.

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. Our mission is 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.

For more information, call 512-978-2502 to set an appointment and discuss your project with a Loan Program Advisor.


The Locally Austin Program has been discontinued.

If you are currently listed on Locally Austin and need assistance or have additional questions, contact 512-974-7800.