Grow, Strengthen & Protect
Work with local public agencies and representatives to grow your business, strengthen your assets, and protect your business investment.
North Central Texas College Small Business Development Center (NCTC SBDC)
The NCTC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC provides small businesses with the practical assistance needed to survive, grow and prosper. The program is a nationwide small business assistance network that links the resources of federal, state, and local government to those of colleges, universities, and the private sector to meet the specialized needs of small businesses.
Their mission is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and existing small businesses remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.
Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas
Hiring the right people and training your staff can take a lot of time, energy, and money. Workforce Solutions is here to advance business-driven solutions that promote economic growth, opportunity, and a skilled workforce. They have programs to assist in hiring new employees and training or supporting existing staff.
Texas Woman's University (TWU) - Center for Women Entrepreneurs
The Center for Women Entrepreneurs will assist women who are current or prospective business owners in Texas with two primary services: education and support services related to starting or growing a business and research regarding the intersection of women and entrepreneurship. The Center's services are directed primarily to women entrepreneurs, current and prospective, in Texas and secondarily to students at TWU.
Stoke - Denton
Stoke is a co-working space and entrepreneur center, focused on helping entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their business by providing resources, support, and programming. Stoke is a co-working space where ambition, technology, and a shared desire to positively impact our community come together. Stoke provides workspace in the heart of Denton for:
- Remote workers
- Small businesses
- Tech-enabled companies
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE was founded in 1964 as a national, nonprofit association of more than 10,000 volunteers. Volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Mentors are experts in such areas as:
- Business plan preparation
SCORE provides free and confidential business mentoring services for small businesses.
State & Federal Organizations
Texas Economic Development
Governor’s Small Business Webinars on YouTube: this video webinar series is an opportunity for small business owners and entrepreneurs to listen and learn from subject-matter experts and gain actionable advice regarding starting, growing, and sustain a business. The webinars include private and public small business resources, practical solutions, best practices, and expert assistance on a broad range of business topics and challenges.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA offers resources like training and educational materials for small business owners and it has a service the matches SBA-approved lenders with small businesses in need of financing.