The Small Business Division provides business training, educational events, and coaching to empower entrepreneurs. Our mission is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses by providing capacity-building information, tools, and resources.


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    October is National Women’s Small Business Month.  Meet four women whose passion led to starting unique successful food businesses in Austin.  Our panelists include Joi Chevalier, owner of The Cook’s Nook; Kendall Antonelli, owner of Antonelli’s Cheese Shop; Sharon Mays, owner of Baby Greens, and Gabriela Bucio, owner of Taquero Mucho.  Learn more about Passion with Purpose: Entrepreneurship + Food and register for the NO COST EVENT.


    Helpful Recovery Resources:  

    • City of Austin's - A one-stop resource to help businesses and individuals recover from the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Austin COVID-19 Information
    • Economic Development Department’s Small Business Resources Directory - Database of local, state, federal, and community resources. Filter by “Disaster Relief” to find immediate support for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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