Women and Business

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...

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,...

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...

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)...

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...

Small Business Adaptive Reuse Program

This grant program is designed to assist owner-operators in southern Dallas with improvements to underperforming or vacant buildings for new or continued use. Often, these buildings will be transformed from an old original use to a new use (a gas station to a restaurant, for example). Requirements A pilot program established in...

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.