Entrepreneurship

Small Business and Vendor Assistance, Funding Opportunities, and Business/Technical Advising

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...

Bush Boyz Enterprises: South Dallas Investment Fund Recipient

The Small Business Center presented a $30,000 South Dallas Investment Fund (SDIF) Grant to Bush Boyz Enterprises to improve their location building for Pelindaba Lavender, located at 313 N Bishop Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75208.   Pelindaba Lavender grows lavender plants and focuses on producing and selling lavender based products ranging from...

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...

Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center(KBHCC) Pre-Proposal Meeting

BBZ23-00021453 Project Management Services (Owner’s Representation) for the Implementation of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) Master Plan KBHCC Third Pre-Proposal Meeting, March 29, 9:00 AM City of Dallas - Procurement Opportunities Reference #: BBZ23-00021453 Project: Project Management Services (Owner’s Representation) for the Implementation of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) Master...

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....

Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

“The Dallas Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship was formed to identify the conditions supporting innovation and entrepreneurship as an important piece of encouraging growth in Dallas. At the same time, the report addresses socioeconomic challenges and provides necessary action to foster growth and innovation.” Click here for the...

The Beck School of Construction 2023

THE BECK SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION The Beck Group, Dallas County and the City of Dallas are excited to announce the second year of partnership with the Beck School of Construction in Dallas County. The program strengthens working relationships with the small, minority, and women-owned businesses (SMWBE) in the North Texas Region....

Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic     This event was for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs to have One-to-One Meetings with local attorneys. (This was a follow-up event to our Legal Workshop that was held on June 15, 2022.) Presented by: City of Dallas Small Business Center Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Date and Time: Wednesday, August 17, 2022