Support Local Small Businesses Here

Order gift cards now or register your business in Austin's small business program! It is easy and a great way to pay it forward to our favorite businesses or to send to someone that might need a gift of encouragement. 

Small Business Loan


-Apply for relief for your small business for loan forgiveness up to 8 weeks if you qualify. 

-Must keep all staff and pay commercial rent during time of relief. 

-Retroactive funding available as well if employees are hired back. 


SBA Government Page: 


Unemployment Claims:


Economic Development

The Economic Development Department is offering services for businesses who may find themselves struggling in the coming weeks. They include free business coaching, emergency planning resources, CARES Act, and a Family Business Loan Program.

The Economic Development Department is also is waiving the charge for their online Small Business Classes. These classes usually cost $35. Residents and business owners can register for any of the following online classes for free:

• BizAid Business Orientation

• How to Write a Business Plan

• Human Resources Basics

• Marketing Essentials

• Small Business Recordkeeping

• Manage Your Cash Flow

• Small Business Accounting

• Strategic Pricing

• Supervisory Excellence

• BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar

• Grow Your Business with A to Z Research Database


Texas Workforce Commission

Apply for unemployment benefits. Check out their  tutorial to guide you through the process.

Texas Workforce Commission 


Workforce Solutions Capital Area 

Assistance to find new work opportunities and training. 


Call them at 512-485-3792.