• Help a local small business you know and earn cash

  • Submit a referral 

  • When your referred business owner completes their needs assessment online and registers for the program - you earn cash (Rules Apply)

  • Workshops at the Dallas College Innovation Center or the Integrality Small Business Center

  • Online workshops

  • Webinars

  • Business management apps to help you start, pivot or grow your business

  • Schedule one:one sessions with a business advisor

  • Complete your milestones

  • Access resources and tools needed to help your business start, pivot or grow

  • Pitch your growth plan for a chance to win $10,000 for your small business

  • Additional rewards and prizes

CNBackgroundTan.png is launching a new business assistance and access to capital-program for BIPOC-owned businesses in underserved areas in Dallas County. The goal of this program is to support active business owners through education and ongoing technical assistance to help you start a new venture, pivot in a new direction to sustain your operation, or grow and expand your business.

The program requires that entrepreneurs commit to completing a needs assessment, a series of in-person workshops at Dallas College and virtual expert MasterMind sessions with local business leaders. Program participants will receive access to technology and tools including LivePlan business planning software and an online curriculum, an opportunity to compete in the 2022 Pitch It! Texas pitch competition for a chance to win $10,000 and ongoing technical support provided by and our partners. 

Start.Pivot.Grow. Program

Small Business Workshops and Webinars

Business Consulting and Advising

  • SBA Loan Packaging Assistance

  • Minority Certification Application Assistance 

  • Commercial or CDFI Loan Packaging Services

  • Accounting and Finance Assistance

  • Business Plan and Growth Strategy Development in Partnership with LivePlan

  • Consumer Goods Product Development and Retail Sales Consulting 

  • Business Licensing Services


Technical Assistance and Business Advising

Business Consulting and Advising

  • Free Webinars with Industry Experts

  • Free Local Workshops Held at Dallas College Innovation Center and Integrality Small Business Assistance Center

Online Classes

Entrepreneur Continuing Education Courses

Our courses are designed to help you learn how to start, fund, pivot or grow your business. A research based online course designed for you to learn at a pace that is sufficient for where you currently are in business and patterned to get you where you need to go.

  • Dallas Innovative Startup College (DISC) in Partnership with Dallas College

  • Small Business Management Institute Online Certificate Program



Micro Grant Program and Texas Pitch It! Competition

  • Cynthia E. Nevels Foundation Small Business Micro Grant Program

  • Texas Pitch It! Competition COMING AUGUST 2022


WebEx Webinars

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  • Starting Your Small Business 

  • Selecting the Right Structure

  • Writing the Plan


  • Creating Your Financial Forecast

  • Understanding Cash Flow

  • Building Better Business and Personal Credit

  • Applying for a Commercial Loan

  • Applying for EIDL Funding



  • Launching Your Consumer Goods Business

  • Selling Wholesale to Retailers

  • Selling to Food Service Companies

  • Creating the Right Business Processes


  • Creating a LEAN Canvas

  • Writing a Growth Strategy

  • Finding the Capital to Scale