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The Small Business Center announces Business and Inclusion M/WBE Program Administrator Jesse Saldana

Jesse received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Political Science from Southern Methodist University and an Associate of Science from Brookhaven College. Jesse comes to the Small Business Center after nearly ten years at Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) as an Investigator with the Professional Standards Office, focusing...

2022 Community Impact Event Presented by the Small Business Center FreshStart Program

The City of Dallas Small Business Center hosted the  Inaugural Community Impact Event, a community leader-led discussion on the significance of the economic and workforce ecosystems. The goal is to expand our partnerships to provide opportunities to justice-impacted individuals with a focus on workforce training and skills required to obtain and maintain sustainable employment. 2022 Community Impact...

SBA Introduces Two New Courses, Partnerships and Entrepreneurial Leadership to the Ascent Online Digital Learning Platform

The digital tool provides women-owned small businesses resources to drive growth through business partnerships, building and refining leadership skills WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of two new educational modules. Ascent is a digital platform comprised of targeted education modules, called Journeys, that gives small business owners 24/7 access to critical information...

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...

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...

South Dallas/Fair Park Opportunity Fund

South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity Fund NOFAHuman Development Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Non-Profits Only - BONFIRE LINK 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...

Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises

The City of Dallas welcomes the involvement of qualified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to the greatest extent feasible in the City's construction, professional services, and procurement programs. In consideration of this policy, on October 31, 1984, pursuant to resolution 843501, the City Council adopted the Good Faith Effort...