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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...

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...

City of Dallas Vendor Registration

To become a vendor with the City of Dallas, please register on and add commodity codes to your account so you are notified when a new opportunity is available. Here is a link to...

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...

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

Mobile Food Vendor Interest Form

Mobile Food Units Interested in learning more about the City's Mobile Food Vending Zone Pilot Program.  Vendor...

The Basics to Starting a Business: Where to Begin

Is there a simple step-by-step guide for starting a small business? Continue reading to learn about some ways to find the right steps you need to take depending on your small business.

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...