City of AUSTIN
The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce partners locally with the City of Austin Small Business Program (SBP) to ensure our members have timely, accurate information about how to start and grow small businesses. For more information, click on the following:
Classes and Events hosted by SBP
City of Austin Small and Minority Business Resources
City of Austin Family Business Loan Program
Austin Energy Commercial Rebate Program
Austin Water Rebate Program
Travis County HUB Program
The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce works closely with a variety of state agencies to provide timely information to our small business members. You can meet state procurement officials at both GAACC networking events and at the Connect Forum. For more information, click on the following:
To inform Asian American entrepreneurs and small businesses about federal opportunities, the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce has been pleased to present members of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. GAACC members can stay abreast of federal procurement requirements and initiatives through a variety of events. To learn more now, click on the following:
OTHER PUBLIC AND NON-profit sources
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.
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.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business program, offers up to $2 million from the Skills Development Fund for training. Small businesses can apply to TWC for training offered by their local community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). The program pays up to $1,450 for each new employee being trained and $725 for existing employees per 12-month period.
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.
Ensuring that customer payment information remains secure is critical but complex due to the amount of activity and sharing of private information. This guide highlights the best ways to secure customers’ most sensitive information.
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