WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTERS
The Association of Women's Business Centers works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC). WBCs help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to over 150,000 women entrepreneurs each year.
LiftFund DFW Women’s Business Center is here to assist entrepreneurs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has disrupted business as we know it, and we can help you with business advice, trainings, and connections to resources.Click here to schedule an appointment, find free online seminars or find other ways to get involved.
VETERANS BUSINESS OUTREACH CENTER
VBOCs provide many entrepreneurial development services, including mentorship, to veterans, transitioning service members, National Guard & Reserve members and military spouses who are starting or growing a small business. You can search for locations near you on the SBA.gov website.
MBDA BUSINESS CENTERS
As an agency with the Department of Congress, the Minority Business Development Agency works to promote the growth of minority-owned businesses, in part through business centers located across the country in areas with the highest concentration of minority populations and minority business owners.
The Dallas/Fort Worth MBDA Business Center is part of a national network of centers throughout the United States. The Center provides services to Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firms to assist them in growing their business and increasing their capacity. The MBDA mission is to assist minority owned businesses by providing them with business tools to promote growth. Click here for more information on the MBDA DFW.
Partnering with the U.S. Small Business Association, SCORE is a nonprofit that helps connect small businesses with volunteer mentors of both active and retired executives and entrepreneurs across 62 industries. There are 300 chapters across the country, so you can connect with a local mentor to meet in person, or you can set up video or email relationships.
The Chamber’s value as a resource for entrepreneurs, innovators and small businesses is due in great part by its ability to connect investors with exceptional resources like Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), a nonprofit organization that provides free business counseling to area business owners and Chamber investors. You can find more information and schedule a meeting with a SCORE coach here.