SBC News & Updates

Per Scholas Graduation

Last Week, many Per Scholas students celebrated their graduation from their programs in the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. Per Scholas is a nonprofit organization in the United States that offers tuition-free technology training and professional development to underserved communities. With a mission to bridge the digital divide, the organization...

Join Our Focus Group!

Small Business Center (SBC) Focus Group The City of Dallas’ Small Business Center works to be a champion for the growth of small businesses and nonprofits by offering technical assistance, loans, grants, and connecting Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises to capacity building opportunities. We are reaching out to you to help us strengthen how...

Procurement Quarterly Forecast and Opportunities

City of Dallas Procurement Quarterly Forecast In an effort to increase transparency and equity, the City of Dallas has created a quarterly report of upcoming solicitations. It is the City's intention that the Procurement Quarterly will provide advance notice of bidding opportunities, increasing vendor submissions, encouraging M/WBE participation, providing ample time...

The FreshStart Roundtable Session

The FreshStart Employment Program and Small Business Office organized a roundtable discussion aimed at fostering a strong partnership with Hiring Managers and Business Partners from the City of Dallas. The objective of the round-table discussion was to speak briefly about FreshStart History, Recidivism, City Manager’s Goal for the program, Challenges, DBI Database, Retention and FreshStart Spotlight...

FreshStart Spotlight: Ellington Rucker

Joining the Fresh Start Employment Program offered by the City of Dallas is a decision that can lead to transformative personal and professional growth for individuals returning to their communities from incarceration. This program provides individuals with the necessary tools, resources, and support to embark on a successful career path...

City of Dallas Celebrates Juneteenth

The Small Business Center will be closed Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth.  The City of Dallas is proud to honor Juneteenth. Throughout the month of June, events are happening throughout Dallas to celebrate the country’s second Independence Day. For a full list of events, go to bit.lyCODJuneteenth. El Small...

Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF): Joseph Smith Spotlight

The Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF) provides a pre- and post-reentry program in Hutchins State Jail. DLF assists people in starting new by working closely with them to create personalized service plans with mentoring that help them reintegrate into society. DLF connects individuals who have been incarcerated in the past with...

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber – Quality and Excellence Awards

The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce(GDHCC) recognizes Hispanic-owned small businesses and M/WBEs in North Texas for their innovative, community-driven, and dedicated contributions. The Chamber also recognizes the partners and stakeholders that support the GDHCC's mission of empowering Hispanic business owners. This year the Small Business Center(SBC) attended the award ceremony...