Getting help for your small business in Dallas
There are a lot of misconceptions about what a small business is. Many people think of a small businesses as a small company with one or two employees but that is not really the case.
What is consider a small business (SMB)?
Generally speaking, a small business, as defined by the SBA, is a business with up to a maximum of 250 full time employees. That 250-employee max threshold can vary by industry and be as high as 1,500 employees – If you are a one woman shop or if you are just getting started this may seem ridiculous – but legally that is the definition. The legal definition is important because there are a lot of programs setup to help small businesses that meet the SBA criteria. There are also yearly revenue criteria involved to meet the full legal standard. You can see the details here: https://www.sba.gov/blogs/how-and-why-determine-if-your-business-small
There are a lot of great resources in place to help small businesses in Dallas. One our favorites is SCORE. SCORE is a free service that lets small businesses find mentors and counselors to help them overcome challenges and get their business in shape to get funding or financing. To get more information about the Dallas, TX chapter of SCORE, visit the SCORE website https://dallas.score.org/.
North Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The North Texas SBDC is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Dallas County Community College District. The North Texas SBDC is an Accredited Member of the Association of Small Business Development Centers.
You can learn more by visting:
North Texas SBDC Regional Office
1402 N. Corinth Street, Suite 2100
Dallas, Texas 75215
Phone: (214) 860-5831
The SBA has a great set of resources for your small business. This is not a Dallas specific resource but this is a great resource if you want to learn more about operating and managing your Small Business.