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Business Resource Center


To promote economic development and job opportunities through business structure and retention in the South Dallas Fair Park community. ICDC, in partnership with its partners provides free business technical assistance services to low and moderate income persons located within the City of Dallas.

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Since 1994 the Business Resource Center has supported the successful growth of start-up and existing small businesses.  We offer business assistance to individuals looking to start or expand a micro-enterprise. Clients will receive one-on-one counseling by one of our experienced Business Coaches who will guide them through the aspects of starting and/or growing their business. We also offer technical assistance in a group setting through business seminars and training sessions.

Please call in advance to confirm location and availability.

Services are free for those who qualify and meet program guidelines.  For more information on eligibility guidelines for free services, please send an email with subject “Business Resource Center eligibility guidelines” to .

To schedule a business coaching session or to register for one of our business or financial literacy workshops, email or call 215-915-9900.


Group Counseling Sessions
Business Basics for Entrepreneurs
Marketing Workshops Series
Accounting and Bookkeeping Classes
Business Plan Development
Financial Literacy
Funding Your Business

One-on-One Counseling Sessions
Business Plan Writing and Review
Marketing Plan Development
Legal and Taxation Referral Services
Locating Financing and Loan Packaging
MWBE Certifications
Business Licenses and Certifications
Business Registration
Procurement/Bid Proposals and Government Contracting


The Business Incubator at ICDC provides affordable spacious offices and amenities for start-up businesses. This program assist in the development of start up companies by defraying the cost associated with establishing a business office and by providing shared support services and technical assistance. The Business Incubator houses companies who have been in business for less than two years and provides them with the necessary professional elements that help foster successful entrepreneurship.

Incubator Services Include
Private Office Space
High-Speed Internet Connection (T1)
Telephone Installation, Service and Equipment
Onsite Security
Computer and Technology Lab
Clerical Support
Use of Fax, Printer, Copy Machine, Kitchen, and Meeting Rooms
Business Resource Center and Library
Business Coaching and Technical Assistance

Click here to review the ICDC Incubator Admission Policy

City of Dallas Economic Development Department

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce