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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...

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)...

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...

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...

Your Business, Your Responsibility?

You decide to start your own small business. You’ve done the necessary research, and answered these fundamental questions: What to name your business? What products or services will you offer? Who are your customers? Who are your competitors? Will the business be a sole proprietorship? You even created a business...

Making it at the Library

Visit your closest Dallas Public Library Branch for information about how to use databases for your small business, or come to a seminar at Technology Wednesday in the Preston Royal Branch Library at 5626 Royal Lane for the opportunity to learn and ask questions about some of the most used...

Keeping up with the Records

It is easy to rely on your intuition for when to make purchases and how to stock your inventory, but organized records will allow you to take calculated decisions for your small business in addition to assist you comply with regulations, tax preparation and show investors