The City of Austin’s Small Business Program, a division of the Economic Development Department, announces its BizOpen live webinar from 9:00-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15th. BizOpen provides a general overview of the City’s development process to ensure appropriate permitting and Certificates of Occupancy can be obtained with little delay. The interactive webinar is free of charge for participants.
BizOpen helps businesses identify relevant development processes and navigate through the necessary steps in a timely and efficient manner. The webinar will cover a range of topics, including: Development Assessment; Land Use and Zoning; Site Plan Review; Building Plans and Permits; and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy. In-person BizOpen training is also offered regularly at the Small Business Program office at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road – 13th Floor.
“Our Small Business Program exists to provide information and access to services, in this case also serving as an e-learning conduit between the City and small business community,” said Kevin Johns, Director of the Economic Development Department.
Registrant log-in information will be provided upon registration. Webinar system requirements include broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) internet connection and speakers to listen to the presentation.
For more information, contact Danny Brewer at 512.974.7800.
A complete listing of BizOpen and all small business classes can be found on www.smallbizaustin.org.
Additionally, the Small Business Program works regularly in partnership with the Development Services Department to ensure clients get accurate and timely information needed to get their doors open for business. One digital solution, recently launched is Smart Start. This innovation allows local small business owners and entrepreneurs the ability to get answers to their development related questions and also serve as a historical reference of previous Q&A. Organized by online learning topics, the website will guide a user through each step in the development process. For more information or to view the digital solution, please visit www.austintexas.gov/smartstart.
The City of Austin Economic Development Department (EDD) develops and leads the innovative programs that increase the prosperity of Austin’s citizens, our businesses, and our diverse neighborhoods.
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