Women and Business

Asian American Contractors & Professionals Association (AACPA) recognizes SBC

The City of Dallas Small Business Center was awarded the 2022 Most Outstanding Public Entity of the Year on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the Asian American Contractors & Professionals Association Annual Awards Gala & Expo. The SBC was recognized for supporting the Asian-owned business community through its entrepreneurship, workforce...

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma AICCO – The Gathering Business Summit 2022

City of Dallas team member Deonicio “Danny” Villalon exhibited at the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) trade show on behalf of the Small Business Center. Danny educated Native American-owned Businesses about how to do business with the City of Dallas and the Minority and Women Business Enterprise...

Dallas City Council approves a $450,000 Fund for planned Capital Improvement to support the Development of South Dallas Wellness Complex

DALLAS - The City of Dallas will contribute a total of $450,000, with funding under the City of Dallas Small Business Center's South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity Fund Program and the Southern Dallas Investment Fund to MLK Kingdom Complex LLC to support the community empowerment and small business growth in South...

LATINA Style Business Series 

LATINA Style Magazine held its 2022 Business Series,  Friday, June 24, 2022, and received a proclamation from the City of Dallas, presented by Nina Vaca. "Now, therefore, I Eric Johnson, Mayor of the City of Dallas, do hereby proclaim Friday, June 24, 2022, as LATINA Style Business Series Day in Dallas, Texas,...

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 commercially-promoted...

Women-Owned Small Business Pitch Competition

The Beacon State Fund,* in partnership with the Governor's Commission for Women, is hosting a pitch competition and will select an awardee for each region of Texas. The women-owned small business pitch competition is made possible by Sempra’s support of the Beacon State Fund. Sempra is an energy infrastructure company focused on connecting millions through...

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,...

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