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.
With direction from City Council, the Small Business Program has developed an online, interactive map of small, locally-owned businesses in Austin. The purpose of this project is to provide a more significant presence on the Web to these businesses--increasing visitors' and residents' awareness of local businesses.
BizOpen serves as a point of contact for small business owners seeking assistance navigating the City’s development process.
Many small business owners are unaware of the rules and regulations that are involved in opening up a business with a physical location. This process can be quite extensive or short depending on the individual business proposal and property location.
SMBR provides development opportunities and resources so that small and minority businesses enterprises can have affirmative access to city procurement opportunities and succeed in their efforts to grow.
TexHealth is a health benefits program offered to employees of small employers in Travis, Williamson and Hays Counties. While not an insurance plan, the program allows qualified employers to offer affordable health benefits to their employees with the monthly cost split between the employer and employee.
The Texas Workforce Commission published manual to explain the sometimes-confusing "legalese" of federal and state employment law in easy to understand language that makes sense in the everyday business setting. This is great resource, and must have for all Texas Employers.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is responsible for issuing licenses, conducting inspections, investigating complaints, assessing penalties, setting rules and standards and holding hearings.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts provides information and resources regarding business taxes as well as the ability to file the required documents online for small businesses to obtain their Sales Tax Permit.
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States; as well as administers a variety of federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights.
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
The FSIS is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.