Advocacy. Connection. Education.



Austin SCORE

This nonprofit provides free small business counseling and resources, low cost business workshops and special customized services. Their certified mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve success.


Texas State Small Business Development Center

The Texas State University SBDC works with existing and startup small businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. SBDCs are available to provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle. The improvements that result from their direct support of their client’s activities lead to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout central Texas.


Low Cost Health Insurance

TexHealth Central Texas offers innovative health plans specifically designed to help small businesses attract and retain employees by offering them the most affordable benefits coverage to stay healthy and on the job.


Main Street Relief

Volunteers provide advice to all small business owners with fewer than 20 employees


Minority Business Development Agency

Federal agency tasked with assisting minority owned businesses; provides training, counseling, and access to funding.


Minority Business Development Institute

The Minority Business Development Institute (MBDI) is an innovative, community-based, non-profit organization born out of a passionate desire to “change the paradigm” of economic inequality for the minority, veteran and women contractor community.


University of Texas IC2 Institute – Readiness Training Program for HUBs

The Readiness Training Program for HUBs is an innovative training program that enhances the competitiveness and capacity of minority and women-owned small businesses to bid on public sector contracts in the Austin region.


Economic Growth Business Incubator

EGBI provides training, coaching, and support to aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business.


National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc

NMSDC serves as a growth engine for NMSDC-certified minority businesses and creates opportunities to connect MBEs to hundreds of America’s largest corporate members wishing to build relationships with trusted minority-owned companies.


First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through direct financial grants, technical assistance & training, and advocacy & policy.


Small Business Development Centers

Counseling and assistance for all small business owners.


Women’s Business Council Southwest

The Women’s Business Council – Southwest (WBCS) hosts a variety of networking, education, and procurement events in the Dallas and Austin areas


Women’s Business Development Council E-Learning Library

WBDC supports women business owners through workshops, one-on-one coaching, and training programs.


Women’s Business Enterprise-Southwest

WBCS’s mission is to increase the value of women-owned businesses by providing certification, education, advocacy, and mutually beneficial business opportunities for our members and affiliates.


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

WBENC was founded in 1997 to develop a nationwide standard for women-owned business certification.


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Online

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women online is a free-to-access online business education program available to any woman around the world.


Ladies Who Launch

Nonprofit organization offering access to free educational resources, capital opportunities, networking with peers and experts, and an active, close community.


US Small Business Administration Women’s Business Center

Free and low cost training and counseling.


Texas Women’s University – Center for Women Entrepreneurs

AccelerateHER program; funding; grants for ​rural and vets.


BiG Austin – Women’s BIZ Inc.

BiGAustin’s Women’s BiZ Inc. program serves female entrepreneurs by providing education, consulting, round-table discussions, innovative networking opportunities, and lending programs.


Tory Burch Foundation

The foundation empowers women and ​women entrepreneurs by providing access to ​capital, education and digital resources.