Small Business Development

The Dallas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free in-depth counseling, consulting and coaching services to small businesses to help them grow, expand, innovate and exit their businesses courtesy of tax payers' dollars. 

Local branches of the SBDC are able to provide free services in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA), the State of Texas and the Dallas County Community College network. These networks help link resources to federal, state and local governments, as well as colleges, universities and the private sector in order to meet the needs of the small business community. Click here for the 10 steps to starting a small business.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with our SBDC counselor, please contact Judith Collins at (469) 326-7448 or The Garland SBDC satellite office is located at the Garland Chamber of Commerce, 520 N. Glenbrook Dr., Garland, TX 75040. 

The Dallas SBDC also hosts various seminars, workshops and events on business management concepts at no or low cost. For more information on these and other Dallas SBDC services and meetings, visit