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. 

How to Start a Business in Mesquite Quick Guide

How to Start a Business in Mesquite Long Guide

Fire Department Certificate of Occupancy Process and Information

Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day Booklet (Entrepreneur Resources)

Development Process

How to do Business with the City of Mesquite, TX

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
U.S. Census Bureau

Use Census Data for a Successful Business

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Business Success Stories that Inspire