Tag - Dallas development

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...

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...

Dallas Startup Week is Back!

Don't miss out on the 4th annual Dallas Startup Week from April 2nd through April 6th. This free, 5-day celebration of the entrepreneurial community will include panel discussions, networking events, mentoring opportunities and more.

Urban Farming: New Take on an Old Business

Urban farms that supply locally produced food is a growing industry. If you have ever considered starting your small farm here in the Dallas area, continue reading to understand basic farm business information including local regulations, safety concerns and how to get started.

Business Research: Go where you want to be!

How do you decide where to build, rent or work? Will your business depend on foot traffic or online sales? With your Dallas Public Library card you can access online databases including Demographics Now that can help you analyze what areas you can target for your location or marketing based...

Transforming a Hobby to a Business

The inspiration for entrepreneurship is limitless, and an activity that you do in your free time can be transformed into a part-time job that supplements your income or a new career. Discover a new hobby, refine an old one or understand if it can lead to a small business.

Historical Context Reflects in Today’s Business Community

Understand ways to improve your start-up by learning from prominent African American business leaders, and how the past influences the business community today.

Small Business, Big Network

Are you interested in improving your networking skills or expanding your network? Discover what you can do today with resources available to you at the Dallas Public Library and get connected to organizations whose mission it is to support small businesses through the Dallas B.R.A.I.N.

Business Foundation Series

Are you overwhelmed by the seemingly endless road to entrepreneurship? Do you need to get organized for a well-planned launch? The Dallas B.R.A.I.N. invites you to gain the foothold your small business needs to get started on a direct path toward owning your own business.