About Us

About Us:

Established in December 2021, the City of Dallas Small Business Center brings together the City’s business diversity, workforce development, and entrepreneurship programs to provide support-related activities to champion the growth and development needs of small business, and workforce readiness and re-entry services for residents, the SBC is impacting the Dallas economy.

Small Business Center(SBC) Serves Entrepreneurs, Small Business Development, Minority-Owned Business Enterprises, Non-Profits, and Workforce Development. The SBC Department is divided into three branches that focus on different matters.

SBC Branches 

  • Business Inclusion and Development
    • MWBE Contract Compliance, Small Business Certification, and Outreach
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Small Business and Vendor Assistance, Funding Opportunities, and Business/Technical Advising
  • Workforce
    • Employment and Workforce Assistance, FreshStart Program Resource


Every entrepreneur can benefit from four critical sources of help: business advising, technical assistance, networks and funding. Explore the role of each resource category below and find out how to access those resources for your business or find Small Business Center partners for these resources in the Resource Navigator.

To learn more about business advising, technical assistance, networks, and funding, click here.

If you need computer assistance, visit the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Research & Planning Tools:

There are many information resources to help you start a successful Dallas business.

To learn more about permits, regulations, statistics, taxes, and public data, click here.