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South Dallas/Fair Park Opportunity Fund

The South Dallas community is experiencing development and redevelopment at an accelerating pace. Numerous projects that expand the business base and improve the neighborhood's vibrancy are already underway or are planned for the community. The purpose of the South Dallas/Fair Park Opportunity Fund (Opportunity Fund) is to provide loans and grants...

City of Dallas DPD Crime Data Dashboard

The City of Dallas Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence in partnership with the Dallas Police Department (DPD) launched a new interactive Crime Analytics Dashboard giving the public a closer look at DPD crime-related data. In addition to listing the date, time and the frequency of a given crime, users can also see...

SBA Introduces Two New Courses, Partnerships and Entrepreneurial Leadership to the Ascent Online Digital Learning Platform

The digital tool provides women-owned small businesses resources to drive growth through business partnerships, building and refining leadership skills WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of two new educational modules. Ascent is a digital platform comprised of targeted education modules, called Journeys, that gives small business owners 24/7 access to critical information...

City of Dallas Vendor Registration

To become a vendor with the City of Dallas, please register on https://dallascityhall.bonfirehub.com and add commodity codes to your account so you are notified when a new opportunity is available. Here is a link to find the codes that match your company https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/commbook/indexSearch. Once you have been awarded a contract with the city,...

Small Business Center Mentor Protégé Program

The Small Business Center has launched a Mentor/Protégé program designed to motivate and encourage large business prime contractor firms to provide mutually beneficial developmental assistance to small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and women-owned small business concerns. With participating Mentor-Protégé Companies,...

Women Entrepreneurs Leadership Forum

The City of Dallas Small Business Center proudly presents the 2022 Women's Entrepreneurs Leadership Forum held virtually from March 30 - April 21, 2022. Join us to receive valuable information about writing business plans, marketing, and building strategic lender relationships to finance your business. This forum is for businesswomen who are in the idea/concept phase of their...

COVID-19 Information for Small Businesses

City of Dallas COVID-19 Overview The City of Dallas is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the small business community, working closely with our local, state and federal partners. Below is information that we hope will help you navigate these challenging times.   On June 4, 2020 the City of Dallas issued...

FreshStart Spotlight: Dallas Water Utilities and Parks and Recreation

The FreshStart Employment Program offers intentional assistance to justice-impacted individuals with obtaining stable and gainful employment opportunities within the City of Dallas. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dallas Water Utilities and Park & Recreation for being deserving departments. For your hiring support and dedication to second chances...

Food Series Collaborative

Want to start your own catering business? City of Dallas Small Business Center launches free 'Food Series Collaborative' Join the Food Series Collaborative - 2022 Cohort 2 The Small Business Center Food Series Collaborative is a 7-week food series curated to assist serious, motivated candidates seeking to learn the first steps to...

SBC Small Business Spotlight: Encanto Market & Cocina Grand

The Encanto Market & Cocina Grand Opening held Saturday, February 12th is one of the true success stories of our Small Business Center’s Adaptive Reuse Program.  The grand opening was a BIG hit with an adoring crowd of patrons there to support.  This neighborhood general store is focused on providing...

SBA’s Business Development Assistance to 8(a) Program

The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals gain business skills and access to federal contracting opportunities so that they can better compete in the open marketplace.   The Office of Inspector General set out to determine to what extent the Small Business Administration (SBA)...