Resources for Small Businesses & Creative Professionals


Below are some links we think might be helpful to you as you start or grow your business. 


A private, member-driven advocacy and economic development organization; the largest chamber serving Central Texas.


The Austin LGBT Chamber promotes economic growth in the Austin lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through advocacy, connections, and education.


A helpful source for marketing tools, company and investment information, business plans, directories, interactive maps, and metrics.


SCORE Austin provides confidential business counseling and advice to entrepreneurs seeking to start a business, and to existing businesses seeking expertise regarding problems or opportunities.


A nonprofit organization that is focused on a combination of small business and workforce development. They provide innovative solutions and create financial strength for their clients, and remain proudly committed to building healthy, sustainable communities.


This is a wonderful resource for anyone starting or running a small business in Austin. They provide coaching, classes, and other assistance to small businesses in order develop and empower small businesses so that they are able to strengthen their business capability and survivability.


State website that offers many services to facilitate corporate relocation and expansion, including valuable incentives and financing options.


Resources for taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F, or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.


A tool for discovering the many locally-owned, small businesses that make Austin unique. A great resource to find collaborators, competitors, and great local service providers.


OSHA requirements apply to most private sector employers; this website provides many resources to help ensure compliance.


Tightly curated lists of the best startup tools for a variety of your business needs.


The State’s comptroller website, which includes general as well as specific information concerning your business.


Provides information to assist in determining whether there are any required state permits or licenses applicable to your business.


A link to the business filing forms needed to conduct business in the State of Texas.


Federal agency that offers free business counseling, business loans, disaster loans, and federal government contracting.


Through membership action and collaborative relationships, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas promotes professional opportunities, financial growth, leadership, and legislative awareness for women.