Microenterprise Technical Assistance: Business Assistance Center Program

The Business Assistance Center Program (BAC) is administered by the Office of Economic Development (OED) and is funded by a federal grant (Community Development Block Grant-CDBG) from the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The BAC Program is intended to provide benefit for low-moderate income persons in the City by promoting entrepreneurship and microenterprise* development by providing technical assistance to those who are interested in developing new microenterprise businesses and capacity building to those who already own microenterprises.

Areas of technical assistance provided by the Business Assistance Centers (BAC) may include but are not  limited to various business development topics such as:

  • Different structures of for-profit businesses
  • State registration requirements
  • Tax implications
  • Business plan development
  • Strategic plan development
  • Industry and marketing research
  • Marketing plan/campaign development and branding
  • Different funding mechanisms and assistance in understanding loan applications
  • Budget development and accounting
  • Staffing/payroll, worker’s compensation, health benefits and pension
  • M/WBE-DBE-HUB certifications, contracts and sub-contracting, bonds and insurance, and
  • Others as pertinent and in compliance with eligibility and the applicable federal/state/local governing regulations.

*Please note: A microenterprise is a commercial enterprise that has five (5) or fewer employees including, one (1) or more of whom own(s) the enterprise (U.S. Code Laws CITE: 42USC5302; Section 102 of the Act).  For the purposes of this document,  microenterprises are considered to be for-profit businesses.


BAC 1

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Se habla Español)

4622 Maple Avenue, Suite 207 Dallas, TX 75219
214-521-6007

BAC 2

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Business Development Corp.

2838 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX 75215
214-421-5200

BAC 3

BCL of Texas (Business & Community Lender) (Se habla Español) (opening soon)

Erik Johnsson Central Library at Sammons Small Business Center
1515 Youngs Street 5th Floor, Dallas, TX 75202
214-688-7456

BAC 4

CLOSED

BAC 5

Business Assistance Center, Inc.

1201 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Suite 224, Dallas, TX 75232
214-376-6530

BAC 6

Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (Se habla Español – necesita hacer cita)

2210 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX 75224
972-786-0909

BAC 7

Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (Se habla Español – necesita hacer cita)

3918 N. Hampton Road, Dallas, TX 75212 (Opening Soon)
972-786-0909

BAC 8

BCL of Texas (Business & Community Lender) (Se habla Español)

1322 Record Crossing, Dallas, TX 75235
214-688-7456