Get to know us, join us and please do support other locally owned Austin businesses. It is through our collective voice that we are able to provide such a wide range of effective benefits. The strength of our membership enables AIBA as an organization to provide many services and programs.
Promote Your Events and Announcements
As an AIBA member, you can use the full resourves of this web site to market your business. If you have a event or announcement, let us know and we'll post it to Latest From Your Locals. We also post these events and announcements on Facebook,Twitter and in our customer newsletter, IndieAustin.
Co-op Marketing Opportunites
Members are eligible for collective advertising opportunities and discounts from KUT/KUTZ, The Austin Chronicle, KOOP and others.
IndieAustin-Your membership magazine and directory
While all members are included in AIBA's Guide, we also offer the opportunity to showcase your business through display advertising at inexpensive rates.
Download AIBA logos
You can download AIBA member logos for all your print and web projects.
Request Free Materials from AIBA
As a member you can order free materials from AIBA including bumper stickers, copies of IndieAustin, membership stickers and more.
Local Business Impact Studies
AIBA sponsored the landmark study (the first in the nation) comparing the impact of shopping at locally owned bsuinesses vs. chain stores. Read this study and others from around the US.
E-mail Austin's City Council
Have something on your mind you'd like to share with the Austin City Council? You can send an email to the council and mayor right now by clicking here.
Permits You'll Need to Know About for Events
Hosting a public event for your business? This information will help guide you through city policy and regulations for sound, free beer distribution and vendors on your property.
These resources will help you manage and grow your business.
Independent We Stand is all about independently owned businesses across the country reaching out to their communities and educating their neighbors about the many benefits of “buying local.”
City of Austin Small Business Development Program SBDP stands for Small Business Development Program and provides counseling and assistance to small businesses. Thier focus is to develop and empower small businesses in order to strengthen their business capability and survivability. Their goal is to help you succeed in today's business environment! No matter what your business needs, they are here to help you grow!
American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) is a national nonprofit organization of local business alliances all over the country. AIBA is a member of AMIBA. Looking for an independent business alliance in another city? Find them here.
PeopleFund: PeopleFund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote economic vitality and opportunity in low-income communities by providing financial services and technical assistance.
The New Rules Project does outstanding work to promote local ownership and community empowerment. Their site lists dozens of examples of local and state policies.
Hometown Advantage Bulletin is a free monthly email newsletter reporting on efforts nationwide to stop chain store proliferation and support locally owned, independent retail businesses. Learn about land use policies and other tools that can protect the character and vitality of your hometown. Find out how other communities are bucking the "big box" retail trend and encouraging small-scale, homegrown businesses - and why this approach is proving far more beneficial to the local economy. Plus, news on e-commerce, independent business alliances, development subsidies, antitrust, and all the latest resources.
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance
A nonprofit research and educational organization that provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies. They've got a great page of links to organizations concerned with community sustainability.