Starting a Business


Getting Started | Permits | Chambers of Commerce | Professional Associations

Getting Started

Economic Growth Business Incubator - EGBI provides training, coaching and support to aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business.


The Governor's Small Business Handbook - For those wanting to develop or to expand their own business in Texas and beyond.

Funding for Texas Businesses Compilation of resources for funding your business by the librarians of the Austin Public Library


City of Austin Permits
Jump to the "P" section and you will see phone numbers and links (if available) to city offices in charge of various business permits.

Chambers of Commerce

Austin Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
8711 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78757

Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
8001 Centre Park Drive, Suite 160
Austin, TX 78754

Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
912 East 11th Street Suite A 
Austin, TX 78702

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
535 E. 5th Street, Austin,Texas 78701

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
3000 South IH-35, Suite 305
Austin, TX 78704-6536

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Austin

Young Hispanic Professional Association of Austin

Professional Associations

Austin Area Translators and Interpreters Association
201 E 2nd St,
Austin, TX 78701


Hispanic Bar Association of Austin

Hispanic Women's Network of Texas - Austin Chapter

Mexican American Engineers and Scientists

Network of Indian Professionals

Taiwanese American Professionals

Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superdintendents
406 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701