Austin Wins “StartUp in a Day” SBA Competition

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Everyone who has ever run a small business can tell you there is a lot of red tape and bureaucracy to deal with to get the venture off the ground.

Now the City of Austin is aiming to make the process as simple as possible. This month, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Austin as one of 28 winners in the first StartUp in a Day competition.

The program is designed to take the pain out of registering for permits and licenses on a local level and drastically reduce the time it takes to set up a business in Austin.

“The City of Austin continues to provide great assistance to small businesses in their local neighborhoods,” Yolanda Olivarez, SBA Region VI Administrator, said in a news release. “I am extremely proud of the leadership within this city, who continues to strive for more economic growth and job creation by supporting our small businesses,”

The City of Austin will receive $50,000 to support the development, implementation, and improvement of online tools that let entrepreneurs learn about the business startup process.

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