Get Financially Stable

Small Business Coaching

    

Our Program

The Self-Employed Coaching Program provides free one-on-one support to small business owners. Our experienced volunteers all have backgrounds in business and can help self-employed persons with a variety of issues, primarily focusing on feasibility, planning and resource identification, as well as record-keeping for self-employed tax filing.

Program Contact

financialcoach@foundcom.org
(512) 610-4026

Eligibility

The program is available to self-employed individuals, small business owners, or aspiring entrepreneurs with an annual income below $50,000 (net income).
We can provide assistance to small business owners who:

    Only have one business
    Do not have a net loss from business
    Have less than $5000 in business expenses
    Have no inventory
    Have no employees
    Have no depreciation
    Have no home office

Schedule an Appointment


Community Financial Center (Stassney)

2600 West Stassney Lane 
(at the corner of West Gate and Stassney)
CapMetro Routes 311 & 238
Click here for a map!

Hours (pending coach availability)

Monday - Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday - Saturday 9am-1pm
Closed Sundays

Community Financial Center (Highland Mall)
Inside Higland Mall, upper level, across from the food court
6001 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
Cap Metro Routes 7, 10, 300, 320, 350 and MetroRail
 
Hours (pending coach availability)
Tuesday - Thursday 11am-7pm
First and Third Saturday of each month, 9am-1pm
Closed Sundays

 

What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring any plans or paperwork that you would like to work on. If you are able, please take the time to print and fill out the intake form.

 

Self-Employed and Small Business Tax Help

If you need help filing business taxes, please visit our Income Tax Preparation page here.

Feel free to use the Income and Expense Tracking Sheet (Español) as a guide, or print it out and use it yourself!

Helpful Documents for Small Businesses

  • Rules of Good Record Keeping (English) (Español)
  • Guide to Getting Ready for Tax Time (English)
  • Tax Issues for Small Business (English)
  • Contract for Residential Services or Landscaping (English)
  • Receipt for items or services sold (English)
  • FAQ

    What can a Self-Employed/Small Business Coach help with?

    Preparing for writing a business plan
    Identifying resources and organizations that can give specialized support
    Advice on recordkeeping for taxes

    What can a Self-Employed/Small Business Coach NOT help with?

    Legal matters
    Providing funding (however, our coaches can give you resources that will help you find funding)

    Additional Resources

    Support/Courses

    Funding for Businesses

    • Accion Texas provides credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources.
    • Business & Community Lenders of Texas is a fair business lender and affordable housing provider.
    • Grameen America offers microloans, training and support to women to help build small businesses. 

    Tax Assistance

     

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