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How to Start a Blog for Your Business In an age of ever-evolving social media platforms, blogging is still an impactful way to drive customer awareness of your small business. Your business’s blog can be a place to share your brand’s story, showcase new products, and share peeks behind the scenes. Even as social media…

Support and Resources for Austin Startups The Austin entrepreneurial scene is vibrant and thriving, and new startups in Austin have a variety of resources at their disposal. Whether your company is looking for speaking engagements, networking opportunities, funding guidance, or mentorship, the resources below can help your new Austin business connect to the local entrepreneurial…

End of an Ear 10% OFF Purchases with Go Local Austin Loyalty Program 4304 Clawson Rd., Austin, Texas ~ (512) 462-6008 End of an Ear, located on S. 1st Street If you’re looking for that go-to record store you haven’t found yet in Austin, End of an Ear has you covered. Dan Plunkett and Blake…

An Introduction to Coworking in Austin For many professionals, the days of commuting to an office job every morning are over. According to Gallup, 37% of US workers have telecommuted for their jobs — a four-fold increase since 1995! Austin is home to a growing community of remote workers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers who have the…

From another recent article at ILSR, Stacy Mitchell takes a deep look into the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Ohio v. American Express and how there is a growing need for an anti-monopoly movement. In a week packed with momentous rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court, it’s been easy to overlook the case…

At Go Local Austin, we strive to educate as well as celebrate local communities.  From time to time, we’ll share some important information regarding the status of local businesses in America.  It’s heartening to read news about how other cities and communities are supporting local businesses.  This article, from ILSR (Institute for Local Self-Reliance), discusses…

Founded in 2011, Atown carries stylish apparel, jewelry, gifts, home decor, candles and tons of locally made goods. With 6 rooms of unique gifts and handmade goods, you’re bound to find something that strikes your fancy. Check out the video with manager Meagan. We’re so glad to have them as part of our Go Local…

Good customer service plays a critical role in the success of many local businesses in Austin, whether they be restaurants, service providers, or retailers.  The experience a customer has with a businesses’ staff will largely affect the consumers’ experience and whether they walk away satisfied, wanting to come back, or dissatisfied and reluctant to visit…

The City of Austin Small Business Program announces a series of educational events to help Austin’s small businesses.  Attendees will receive free advice on subjects including: funding, marketing, legal, and business planning from fellow business owners and experts in their respective fields. “Austin has a vibrant small business community,” says Rebecca Giello, Economic Development Department…