Tag - small 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...

SBA Introduces Two New Courses, Partnerships and Entrepreneurial Leadership to the Ascent Online Digital Learning Platform

The digital tool provides women-owned small businesses resources to drive growth through business partnerships, building and refining leadership skills

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of two new educational modules. 

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).


Building improvements to eligible commercial...

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...

Getting off the boat

After a year-long hiatus, the B.R.A.I.N. blog is back. Just a brief introduction, my name is Mike and I just got off the boat, well maybe an airplane, and I am working with a great team here on the 5th floor at the Dallas Public...

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...

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...

Sizing Up Your Market to Launch this New Year

Researching your industry is an all too often neglected part of starting a business. Continue reading for more information about where and how to effectively conduct market research if your New Year's resolution includes launching a business this year.