Technical Assistance Providers

These organizations are all equipped to provide help for your business (that is, to provide technical assistance, in the industry jargon). Each has its own means and methods for strengthening small businesses. We often work in partnership with these organizations when we are unable to provide the technical assistance ourselves. Note that all of our clients automatically receive technical assistance directly from BiG. For other resources, including technical assistance providers and funders outside of the Austin area, we recommend the Market Texas Clearinghouse from Texas Economic Development.

Department of Small and Minority Business Resources (DSMBR)
DSMBR runs the Small Business Development Program (SBDP) for the City of Austin, of which BiGAUSTIN is a service provider, and manages the city’s minority certification program and on-line plan room. The department hosts workshops, has an online plan room for contracts, and provides minority certification services.
4007 Ed Bluestein Blvd. Motorola Building S Austin, TX 78721 (City of Austin Small Business Development Program building)
P: (512) 472-8522 F: (512) 472-8513
Austin SCORE
“Austin SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE is dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide. SCORE’ offer one-on-one mentoring and advice. They are a great resource for helping you create a business plan with realistic projections and goals.”
5524 Bee Cave Road, Building M, Austin, Texas 78746
P: 512.928.2425
SCORE’s office hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
SBDC: Small Business Development Center
“The Austin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) works with existing and startup small companies to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. SBDCs are available for small companies in every phase of the business life cycle, helping entrepreneurs make sound decisions and succeed. The resulting improvement in their business performance leads to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities all across South Texas.”
1555 Chandler Road, Ste. 265                 314 E. Highland Mall Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664                             Austin, TX 78752
P: (512) 716-4800                                      P: (512) 716-4800

Central Texas Business Resource Center

“The Central Texas Business Resource Center (the BRC) provides high-quality business counseling, training, and assistance to potential and existing small business owners. As a non-membership organization, the BRC is dedicated to providing services to all individuals requesting assistance. The BRC primarily serves the west Bell County area, and is supported by the Central Texas Workforce System, the Killeen Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, and Central Texas College.”

300 Cheyenne Killeen, TX 76549 (Workforce Commission building)
P: (254) 200-2001 F: (254) 200-2002
Bonding and Technical Services (no website)
“Bonding & Technical Services (BTS) provides technical business assistance and bonding to small and disadvantaged firms seeking construction opportunities on City of Austin projects. Program participants are provided bonding assistance, technical assistance, legal consultation services, contractor training and financial assistance.”
4150 Friedrich Lane, Ste. C Austin, TX 78744
P: (512) 383-8366 F: (512) 383-8382