Tag - business planning

City of Dallas DPD Crime Data Dashboard

The City of Dallas Office of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence in partnership with the Dallas Police Department (DPD) launched a new interactive Crime Analytics Dashboard giving the public a closer look at DPD crime-related data. In addition to listing the date, time and the frequency of a given crime, users can also see...

Pitch Night: Your Startup Cohort SPONSORED BY PNC BANK

Pitch Night is the showcase event to celebrate and recognize recent participants of the Your StartUp Cohort. At Pitch Night, participating Your StartUp founders will give a five-minute pitch in front of a captive audience of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and community members. Pitch Night 2022 will take place on April...

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 – Advantages of working in a Commercial Kitchen

Advantages of working in a Commercial Kitchen  Sustainable & Zero Waste Kitchen  Running an Environmentally Sustainable Kitchen/Zero Waste Kitchen  Presented by Founder, Revolving Kitchen – Tyler Shin & City of Dallas – OEQ- Danielle McClelland 

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...

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...