Second Stage Business

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,...

SBA’s Business Development Assistance to 8(a) Program

The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals gain business skills and access to federal contracting opportunities so that they can better compete in the open marketplace.   The Office of Inspector General set out to determine to what extent the Small Business Administration (SBA)...

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 line of...