Mesquite is built on the entrepreneur. Many of our largest companies began as a small business in Mesquite, some actually in the garage or as a sketch on the proverbial restaurant napkin.

Our city works with partners to bring the tools to the entrepreneur, already in business or with a dream. We even named a day in November Entrepreneurs Day.  

How to Start a Business in Mesquite Quick Guide

How to Start a Business in Mesquite Long Guide

Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day Booklet (Entrepreneur Resources)

Small Business Development Resources

Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
North Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Services: Business advising, training, and counseling.  
Contact: Sergio Bento, 214-860-5860

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Texas Wide Open for Business

What's Available: Governor's Small Business Handbook, Small Business Forums, Small Business Financing, and Starting a Business in Texas.

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Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Helpful for: Connection to resources for Hispanic entrepreneurs and an ESL Entrepreneurship Program.

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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Helpful for: Planning your business, launching your business, funding resources, etc.

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Dallas Senior Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

Helpful for: Mentoring, live and recorded workshops.

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Greater Dallas Workforce Solutions

Helpful for: Business consulting.

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Dallas College Resources
ByBlack - A Platform for Empowerment