Individualized BizAid Coaching is available at no cost to existing small business owners to help develop a marketing strategy, find lending assistance, learn to effectively network, or become more competitive with a business plan.
Visit our calendar for a complete list of upcoming classes and events developed to help small business owners develop skills.
Business Skills Certification
The City of Austin Small Business Program has partnered with University of Texas at Austin Center for Professional Education. Classes are offered in the areas of marketing, social media, human resources, money management, and small business taxes. Complete six of these qualifying small business classes and earn your Business Skills Certificate.
The Challenge Studio is an intensive 9 month program that forms and supports a team of entrepreneurs as they solve challenge areas outlined in the City of Austin’s Strategic Direction 2023 plan. The goal of the Challenge Studio is to create a new business whose products and services result in a local public benefit.
Get Back in Business is a resource site to aid and assist businesses in creating a plan for disaster recovery as well as finding help after economic and natural disasters. This site is by no means comprehensive; however, the information contained may meet the immediate needs of your business during your time of preparation and recovery.
Industry Research Class
Review and analyze industry specific reports and learn how to apply this new knowledge towards improving your business.
Before you invest your time and funding into your small business discover the “lean start-up process” and how it differs from a traditional start-up plan. Determine which process is most appropriate for your business as you develop and test your product with minimal startup costs, informed by your customer’s values and feedback. Register for Test Before You Invest