In order to start and run a successful business, it is not enough just to have a good, viable idea. The concepts and skills presented throughout the courses in the specialization are applied in this capstone course where you will launch an actual business. The concept, brand following and business model are already in place; all you need is a good location and the means to fund your operation.

The following information will guide you to the appropriate Federal, State and Austin agencies who administer business taxes. Trading Standards and Consumer Services Section is a strategic Local Authority service contributing to the well-being of the local and business community through its enforcement activities and advisory services.

If you are unemployed you may be eligible for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) or the Short-Term Enterprise Allowance (STEA) If you are starting a business, you also may get extra supports …