Entrepreneurs in Action

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...

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...

Southern Dallas Investment Fund

PURPOSE The City hereby establishes and provides for the administration of the southern Dallas Investment Fund (the "Fund") to promote local economic development and to stimulate business and commercial activity in the City, in conformance with Chapter 380 of the Texas Local Government Code. The purpose of the Fund is to...

Evaluate Your Business Idea

Make sure you have a good business idea before you start a company around it. 1. Set your financial and personal goals for the business. You can only test your idea by comparing it to your goals. What is a good enough outcome to make the business worth your time and effort? What...

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...

2021 Winter Disaster Assistance

Individual Assistance/FEMA • President Biden signed the Major Disaster Declaration for Dallas County over the weekend which opens up Individual Assistance for everyone in Dallas County • As a result, FEMA can provide assistance to individuals and families for items not covered by insurance for homeowners and renters • The first line of...