SBC News & Updates

Dallas City Council approves a $450,000 Fund for planned Capital Improvement to support the Development of South Dallas Wellness Complex

DALLAS - The City of Dallas will contribute a total of $450,000, with funding under the City of Dallas Small Business Center's South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity Fund Program and the Southern Dallas Investment Fund to MLK Kingdom Complex LLC to support the community empowerment and small business growth in South...

The Small Business Center announces Business and Inclusion M/WBE Program Administrator Jesse Saldana

Jesse received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Political Science from Southern Methodist University and an Associate of Science from Brookhaven College. Jesse comes to the Small Business Center after nearly ten years at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) as an Investigator with the Professional Standards Office, focusing...

LATINA Style Business Series 

LATINA Style Magazine held its 2022 Business Series,  Friday, June 24, 2022, and received a proclamation from the City of Dallas, presented by Nina Vaca. "Now, therefore, I Eric Johnson, Mayor of the City of Dallas, do hereby proclaim Friday, June 24, 2022, as LATINA Style Business Series Day in Dallas, Texas,...

Dallas City Council Unanimously Adopts New Commercial Promoter Program

The new ordinance is intended to promote safety and accountability at large events in the city DALLAS — Dallas City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to adopt an ordinance amending the Dallas City Code to add a new Chapter 38A, “Promoters.” The ordinance is intended to keep Dallas residents safe at commercially-promoted...

2022 Community Impact Event Presented by the Small Business Center FreshStart Program

The City of Dallas Small Business Center hosted the  Inaugural Community Impact Event, a community leader-led discussion on the significance of the economic and workforce ecosystems. The goal is to expand our partnerships to provide opportunities to justice-impacted individuals with a focus on workforce training and skills required to obtain and maintain sustainable employment. 2022 Community Impact...

Women-Owned Small Business Pitch Competition

The Beacon State Fund,* in partnership with the Governor's Commission for Women, is hosting a pitch competition and will select an awardee for each region of Texas. The women-owned small business pitch competition is made possible by Sempra’s support of the Beacon State Fund. Sempra is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting millions through...

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,...

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...