Tag - starting a small business

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...

Minority/Women Business Enterprise

It is the policy of the City of Dallas to involve certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to the greatest extent feasible on the City's construction, general services, and professional services contracts. It is the policy of the City of Dallas to encourage the growth and development of M/WBEs...

The Basics to Starting a Business: Where to Begin

Is there a simple step-by-step guide for starting a small business? Continue reading to learn about some ways to find the right steps you need to take depending on your small business.

2021 Winter Disaster Assistance

Individual Assistance/FEMA

• President Biden signed the Major Disaster Declaration for Dallas County over the weekend which opens up Individual Assistance for everyone in Dallas County • As a result, FEMA can provide assistance to individuals and families for items not covered by insurance for homeowners and renters • The first...

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...

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...

Business Structure Basics

There are various business structures to choose from, and before selecting a business structure, entrepreneurs should consult an attorney and accountant in order do understand the distinctions between the structures in regards to tax, liability, management, continuity, transferability of ownership interests, and operations.

It’s Time for Your Business Plan

Are you serious about that startup idea? Take the next step by creating your business planning one step at a time. A well researched business plan will be your best tool to starting off on a strong business foundation.