ABOUT ECONOMIC GROWTH BUSINESS INCUBATOR

Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) is a small business incubator or business accelerator established in 2003 in collaboration with several community entities including the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Housing Authority of the City of Austin.

EGBI provides business coaching to entrepreneurs in Central Texas wanting to start and/or grow a lifestyle business. A lifestyle business is often described as a trade or a hobby that has become a reliable source of income which provides needed goods and services to the local community, and it is in the process of becoming the source of income of the entrepreneur’s family to build long-term wealth and a better quality of life.

Up until 2023, our organization has provided over 4,200 hours of business coaching funded by a combination of grants, contracts, and client contributions. The composition of our clients is very diverse, visit our Annual Reports section for the most up to date demographics available HERE.

VISION

We believe that all businesses should be profitable, sustainable, and an asset to the community.

MISSION

EGBI provides training, coaching, and support to aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business.

VALUES

  • Be Inspiring
  • Leadership
  • Trust & Honesty
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Resourceful & Strategic
  • Deep & Caring Relationships

AREAS WE SERVE

We are proud to serve our Central Texas clients in Bastrop County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Hays County, Travis County, and Williamson County.

TRAIN

SUPPORT

EGBI is singularly focused to assist business owners to start or grow a business. We work holistically with clients, providing a comprehensive, “high touch” combination of coaching, training, and networking opportunities to aspiring and existing business owners who might not be well-resourced, business educated or technologically savvy.  All our services are provided in English and Spanish. Currently all our staff members are bilingual; three of which are first language Spanish speakers. If we receive clients with languages other than English or Spanish, we will accommodate translation services.

SIGNATURE WORKSHOPS

  • How to test your Business Idea
  • What is a Business Model
  • To whom should you target your product/service
  • How to compete strategically
  • How to make your first budget and financial projections
  • Setting goals
  • Setting Up your Online Presence
  • Financial Record Keeping
  • Managing Risk/Protecting Your Business
  • Marketing Tactics for Beginners
  • Business Taxes Overview
  • Getting into Debt: What you should know about business loans

We dedicate four months to focusing on your business and achieving the next level of success. Learn and practice a process for goal setting and accountability. Join other business owners to learn from each other and get the support you need to plow through your goals.

Some of the topics we touch with our coaching clients:

    • Business plan development
    • Bookkeeping support
    • Marketing assistance
    • Time management training
    • Tech training on useful apps
    • Bidding, contracts, and certifications
    • Tools to help you reach your business goals

Contact Form (Forma de Contacto)

Preferred Langugage (Idioma Preferido)

Meet an EGBI client- Hortencia Alvarez A.

I was born in an ejido in Coahuila Mexico, and when I came to the United States at a very young age, I went to public schools here in Austin. I have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren which I am raising 3 of them aged 4, 3 and 7 months. So I started creating again....

Meet EGBI intern- Michael Arroyo 

Michael is a summer intern here at EGBI. He is also an  incoming sophomore. He was born here in Austin Texas. In school he is in a marching band and he wants to stay in it all throughout high school. Another thing about him is that he loves cats.  Share a...

Meet an EGBI Intern- Eileen Huang 

Eileen Wu is a rising junior in High School. At school she enjoys being a part of the Band as a clarinet player and section leader! In her free time, she likes riding her bike and drawing. She doesn’t really know what she wants to do in the future, but something to...

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Meet EGBI Volunteer: Aimara Villanueva Torres

I’m passionate about words and communicative technologies, and I hail from Caracas, Venezuela. With a degree in Linguistics, I made my mark in publishing houses, magazines, and creative agencies, now I’m focusing on applied linguistics in technology as a trainer in...

Meet EGBI Volunteer: Veronica Holmquist 

I am originally from Veracruz, Mexico, and have been living in Texas since 2002. Recently, I completed my master's degree in Montessori education, and I also hold a master's in business administration (MBA)  and Bachelor's (BA) in marketing. My professional journey...

Meet EGBI Volunteer: Veeda Khan

Hi! My name is Veeda Khan and I am an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. Estoy especializado en Chemistry with a Certificate in Spanish for Medical Professionals. I'm originally from the Dallas area and some of my hobbies include running,...

Meet EGBI Client: Lucero Valle Archuleta

Lucero Valle is the passionate force behind Lucero Creative Business, a certified women- and minority-owned photography studio in Austin, Texas. Growing up in her family's photography studio, she developed a lifelong love for capturing moments and telling stories...

Meet EGBI Intern: Avaneesh

By: Alana Lewis I'm Avaneesh, a junior high school student with a passion for music and anime. In my free time, I love immersing myself in the latest tunes and exploring captivating anime series. With a curious mind and a love for entertainment, I'm always on the...

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