Business Startup Resources

Small Business Administration
Information on startup and all aspects of running a small business. Includes downloadable programs to help you get started!

Texas Wide Open for Business
The official brand for the Texas Economic Development Division within the Office of the Governor.

Texas SBDC Network
The Texas Small Business Development Center Network has the knowledge, tools, and resources you need to succeed.
Collection of links and information needed when starting a new business.

More great startup assistance.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Part of a local/state network dedicated to developing the workforce of Texas.

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC)
Local resource to address the challenges of today’s hyper-competitive business environment.

Building a Business as a Latino Entrepreneur
Learn how to overcome funding gaps, low credit scores, language barriers, etc.

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
Advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of African American businesses in the Dallas community.

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Business resource, forum and advocate for Hispanic business issues and a united voice for the Hispanic business community.

Office of Women’s Business Ownership
SBA’s information for women-owned businesses.

FranNet (Franchise Consultants)
This consulting service may be useful in helping you search for and evaluate a franchise business.

American Association of Franchise Dealers
Includes resources to help you understand and explore a franchise business.

Starting a Business
SBA’s section of resources to get you started.

Intuit QuickBooks Small Business Center
A compilation of finance, HR, and marketing resources.