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Strengthen Your Small Business


Did you know 48 percent of new jobs in Dallas are created by businesses with fewer than 250 employees? It’s true — small businesses have a big impact in Dallas County. And we aim to keep it that way.

Get support to start, grow and thrive.

Start your business.
Grow your business.
Thrive and succeed!

Share your business needs. We’ll ensure they’re met.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

Hundreds of thousands of people start small businesses every year. It is a decision that should be made only after serious study, self-examination and business advising. Your individual preparation is your key to success.

For more information on this topic, read our Frequently Asked Questions on starting a business, or complete a new client assesment and the Small Business Development Center can connect you to a small business advisor.

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Grow with entrepreneurship programs.

Ready to take your business to the next level? Our free training programs can help you develop a plan for growth and a strategy to get you there:

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

Running a small business in North Texas? SBDC is here to help you grow. Courtesy of taxpayers’ dollars.

Learn More About SBDC

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth. We look for applicants who are passionate about growing their business and creating jobs in their communities. Courtesy of Goldman Sachs.

  •  You are the owner or co-owner
  •  2 years of operation min.
  •  $150,000 in revenues min. in most recent fiscal year
  •  4 employees min. (including the owner)
Program Details:
  • Length: 4 months
  • Frequency: 3 times per year
Visit 10,000 Small Businesses Website

Getting Down to Business

Offering an in-depth curriculum, this entrepreneurial program will increase your knowledge around credit, budgeting, marketing, insurance, business plans and much more. Courtesy of Capital One and SCORE.

  • 1 year of operation min.
  • $1 million in annual revenues max.
Program Details:
  • Length: 7 months
  • Frequency: Once per year
Email Mark Boucree

SBA Emerging Leaders

A federal training initiative, SBA Emerging Leaders supports executives of businesses poised for growth in historically challenged communities.

  • 2 employees min.
  • 3 years of operation min.
  • $400,000 in annual revenues min.
Program Details:
  • Length: 6 months
  • Frequency: Once per year
Learn About SBA Emerging Leaders


Available in Spanish or English, this business accelerator program is specialized for CEOs in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Courtesy of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

  • 2 years of operation min.
  • $150,000-$500,000 in annual revenues
Program Details:
  • Length: 6 months
  • Frequency: Once per year
Visit ScaleUp Website

SCORE - Dallas Chapter

Wish you had an expert to mentor you and answer all your business questions? Dallas happens to have a network of volunteer business mentors, many of whom are retired experts in their field. Find your mentor today — or volunteer to become one!

Visit SCORE Website

Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce was founded to advocate for its members and the Asian-American business community while assisting with the economic development of North Texas. They are dedicated to providing their members with the tools and opportunities needed for the growth and development of their businesses.

Visit Asian American Chamber Website

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce

The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of African-American businesses in the Dallas community. The chamber actively promotes the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its membership through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance and marketing.

Visit Black Chamber Website

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Throughout the region, the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is viewed as an expert on and an advocate for Hispanic business. So whether you represent a corporation, a government entity, a non-profit organization, or are a small business owner yourself, the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce can help you achieve your business goals.

Visit Hispanic Chamber Website

Your business can flourish with continued support and additional funding.

Lift Fund

This nonprofit organization helps small business owners with limited access to capital have a chance to live their dreams. Clients can receive small business loans up to $1 million and startup loans up to $50,000, and have access to the SBA 504 loan program and business and financial training that helps small business owners start, stabilize or expand their businesses.

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PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and resources to build healthy small businesses.

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