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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...

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...

The Mentor Protégé Program Networking Event

On Wednesday, May 10, the Small Business Center (SBC) hosted The Mentor Protégé Program Networking Event to inform interested participants about the program, sign-up participants, and business networking at the Latino Cultural Center. The MPP intends to connect experienced business professionals with Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and local...

B2B Connect with Multiple Exhibitors

On Thursday, April 27, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, at the  J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, SBC hosted another B2B Connect event. B2B Connect aims to help local organizations network and connect with City of Dallas department heads to learn more about potential projects together. The meeting format was individual presentations...

B2B Connect with the Minority Design Professionals Council(MDPC)

The City of Dallas Small Business Center(SBC) launched their new program, B2B Connect, this past week. This program aims to help local organizations network and connect with City of Dallas department heads to learn more about potential projects together. Departments will have their own Round Table Sessions where they will...

Backing Small Businesses Grant Program

In 2021, American Express and Main Street America created the Backing Small Businesses* grant program to help economically vulnerable small business owners recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their businesses. On March 20, 2023, applications will open for 350 small business grants of $5,000 to eligible businesses in the U.S....

Asian American Contractors & Professionals Association (AACPA) recognizes SBC

The City of Dallas Small Business Center was awarded the 2022 Most Outstanding Public Entity of the Year on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the Asian American Contractors & Professionals Association Annual Awards Gala & Expo. The SBC was recognized for supporting the Asian-owned business community through its entrepreneurship, workforce...

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma AICCO – The Gathering Business Summit 2022

City of Dallas team member Deonicio “Danny” Villalon exhibited at the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) trade show on behalf of the Small Business Center. Danny educated Native American-owned Businesses about how to do business with the City of Dallas and the Minority and Women Business Enterprise...

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...