Small Business Resources


Building a small business is not an easy task—but thankfully, you're not in it alone! This Small Business Resource page offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources provided by local partners, state and federal governments, and non-profit agencies. The resources to help you start and grow a business are just a click away.

It is our pleasure to assist you in developing your business. Please use this site to gather resources and information on how to start, grow, and strengthen your business.

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Office of Texas Governor Small Business Resource Portal 

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the Governor’s Small Business Resource Portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help you find success. This important tool offers a customized list of useful business resources to assist you in starting or growing your business in Texas.

The portal is easy to access and use—simply answer five short questions to generate your tailored resource list.

Types of information included in the portal:

  • Federal, State and Local Resources
  • Business Advice and Growth Assistance
  • Funding Sources
  • Additional Specific Resources
  • Small Business Webinars & Resources
  • Start Business
  • Moving Your Business to Texas
  • Business Permitting

Previous City of Grand Prairie Events

2023 Small Business and Subcontractor Expo

Entrepreneur U Overview

Entrepreneur U Kickoff

Tax Considerations for Small Businesses

Funding Your Business

Business Planning 101

Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs

Franchising 101

Franchise U: Chat with Franchisees

Franchise U: Funding Your Franchise

Franchise U: Legal Essentials for Franchising

Starting & Managing a Nonprofit