Small Business Overview

The small business pulse is strong in Central Texas. Celebrated for its climate of innovation , our business-friendly tax structure welcomes the small business owner to the greater Austin region.

The uniqueness of Austin supports small business and encourages both employers and employees to take root in the community. Residents take pride in our network of thriving, local businesses. In fact, Austin consistently tops the chart for one of the best cities for business growth and an enjoyable quality of life.

The Austin Chamber works to enhance the small business and entrepreneurial community of Central Texas by providing business education programs, opportunities for relationship building, and enhancing lead generation.

The CEO Peer Advisory Program provide members with access to their own confidential board of advisors who gather monthly to exchange best practices, past experiences, thoughts, ideas and overall general guidance regarding growth, health and overall success in their business. Each group is comprised of 8-10 C-Level executives from non-competing industries who assist one another with business problems, solutions and opportunities. The groups meet monthly with the determination on date/time established by each group.

For more information how to engage in a CEO Peer Advisory Program please contact our Membership team.


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In the end, I came to believe that Austin had the quality of life, cost of living and growing biotech cluster that would allow our company to attract C-suite executives and scientists from both coasts.
Dr. John Kinzell, CEO, XERIS

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