Les Brown is quoted as saying “you don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to get started to be great.” For business owners and future business owners in the City of Austin the best place to get started is with the Small Business Development’s BizAid Business Orientation. To learn more http://www.austinsmallbiz.com to register for a class or to sign up for the online program.
This class is free and open to anyone. It covers all areas from “I’m thinking about starting a business” up until “I’m ready to open a second or third location” for questions, call 512.974.7800.
Want to sell your goods and services to the City of Austin? Well, you have to register as a vendor first.
As a registered vendor, business owners are able to create profiles in which they list their contact information along with commodity codes or numbers that correspond with the goods and services which they sell. Once the City solicits or wants to buy a service with one of the commodity codes on a vendors’ profile, the company will receive an email that provides them with a link to the solicitation along with all of the backup documents that they need to know before submitting a bid.
Register today at https://www.austintexas.gov/financeonline/vendor_connection/index.cfm and remember to keep your email address, phone numbers and contact person’s information current.
If you have any questions about Vendor Connection, call 512.974.2500.