Tag - business planning

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...

The North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) announce Grubhub’s Community Impact Grant Program Recipients

The North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce along with Grubhub and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) announced the recipients of Grubhub's Community Impact Grant Program, June 27th,2022, at Chamber member (and LGBTBE®), Zerbina Wines, featuring outstanding business owners and community leaders from our region, as well as guests...

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...

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...

Southern Dallas Investment Fund

**Note: Applicants must meet the approved underwriting criteria** 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....

Evaluate Your Business Idea

Make sure you have a good business idea before you start a company around it. 1. Set your financial and personal goals for the business. You can only test your idea by comparing it to your goals. What is a good enough outcome to make the business worth your time and effort? What...

South Dallas/Fair Park Opportunity Fund

**Note: Applicants must meet the approved underwriting criteria** 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 for the community. The purpose of the South Dallas/Fair Park Opportunity Fund (Opportunity...