Tag - business

The City of Dallas Small Business Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration Host 2022 Lender’s Roundtable

The Small Business Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration met on June 29th at the Dallas Central Library with lenders and bankers to discuss how they can use the agency’s loan programs to increase lending in underserved communities. The City of Dallas Small Business Center and the U.S. Small Business...

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...

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...

SBC Small Business Spotlight: Encanto Market & Cocina Grand

The Encanto Market & Cocina Grand Opening held Saturday, February 12th is one of the true success stories of our Small Business Center’s Adaptive Reuse Program.  The grand opening was a BIG hit with an adoring crowd of patrons there to support.  This neighborhood general store is focused on providing...

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...

South Dallas/Fair Park Opportunity Fund

South Dallas Fair Park Opportunity Fund NOFAHuman Development Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Non-Profits Only - BONFIRE LINK 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...

Beat the summer heat

Summer heat is almost upon us, though the recent temperatures may have caused you to think otherwise. Now is a good time to stay in & research the start of your business. “Research?” you ask. Yes, research. Many entrepreneurial experts list “research” as being in the top 10, or even...

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? When it comes to naming your business, the better question might be “what’s not in the name?” After all, the company we know as Apple is Apple. Not Apple Computers. Not Steve Jobs’ Apple. Microsoft? Again, just Microsoft: not Bill Gates’ Microsoft. Many other companies follow...