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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There’s an amazing story now globally about Austin and Texas.  Austin is the bright star of Texas, and there’s a lot of curiosity about how Austin got to be a global high tech center.
Michael Rollins, President in Austin American-Statesman

The Texas Enterprise Zone program is an economic development tool for local communities to partner with the State of Texas to promote job creation and capital investment in the state.