Federal Agencies

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service sponsors workshops to educate people involved in small businesses about their rights and responsibilities as business taxpayers. Some workshops are co-sponsored by other federal agencies and involve state and local taxing bodies. These workshops are held monthly, in most cases, and generally are free. The IRS web site includes a Small Business Corner with information for small businesses.

Austin Office
300 E. 8th St.
M/C 6610-AUS
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-5439 or (800) 829-1040



Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Sponsored by U.S. Small Business Administration

Austin SCORE offers free small business counseling and resources, low-cost business workshops, and special customized services. If you're starting or expanding your business, preparing for a loan, or have existing business  issues or opportunities, SCORE Mentors can help. For more information, (512) 928-2425.


Austin Chapter
2501 S. Congress
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 928-2425
San Antonio Chapter
727 E. Durango Blvd. Rm#A527
San Antonio, TX 78206
(210) 472-5931


U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

An independent federal agency which provides the prospective, new and established person in the small business community with financial assistance, management counseling and training. SBA helps obtain and direct government procurement contracts for small firms. Financial assistance is offered through the SBA's loan programs in which private lenders participate. A new Low Documentation (LODOC) application has greatly simplified the process for loan requests of $100,000 or less. Counseling is provided through SCORE and Small Business Development Centers. Surety Bond assistance is offered to contractors. The SBA maintains an office of International Trade which encourages small business to participate in international trade by offering a wide range of educational and assistance programs. The SBA also has numerous business publications and videos on financial management, planning, personnel, management and marketing. The site also operates a U.S. Business Advisor site with pertinent advise and help topics.

San Antonio District Office
17319 San Pedro, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78232
(210) 403-5900  



Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce, Convention Center and Visitors Bureau • 14100 Ranch Road 12 • P.O. Box 12, Wimberley Texas 78676 • 512-847-2201