BCL of Texas

BCL of Texas supports Texans to acquire wealth-building assets and entrepreneurship, with the financial tools and education necessary to build personal net worth.


The mission of BCL of Texas is Building Strong Communities.

BCL of Texas supports Texans to acquire wealth-building assets, such as homeownership and entrepreneurship, with the financial tools and education necessary to build personal net worth. With an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion, we serve communities of color, women, veterans, rural communities, and low and moderate-income individuals, families, and small business owners.

We are a U.S. Treasury Certified Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a U.S. Small Business Administration Certified Development Corporation (CDC), and a HUD-certified housing counseling agency.

Our other credentials and certifications include:

  • 501c3 nonprofit organization

  • Community Development Entity (CDE)

  • HUD Secondary Finance Lender

  • Nationwide Multi-State Licensing System (NMLS) Regulated Lender

  • Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC) Regulated Lender

  • USDA Intermediary lender

  • USDA Micro Lender

  • U.S. Small Business Administration Micro Lender

  • U.S. Small Business Administration Community Advantage (7a) Lender


Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business
  • Market Research
  • Market Plan Development
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Diversification
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Plan Consulting

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Watershed Planning
  • Tax Credits
  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization
  • Lease Review
  • Environmental Compliance

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loans
  • Tax Credits
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Microloans
  • Matching Funds
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Grant Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Debt Funding
  • Crowdfunding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Government Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Retention
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Policies and Templates
  • Insurance
  • Employee Development
  • Apprenticeship

Import and Export Assistance

  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Certification and Licensing

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Patent Seminars
  • Lease Review
  • Forming a Business
  • Labor Relations
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Employee Relations
  • Contract Review

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Research
  • Website Development
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Technical Services
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Audits
  • Human Resources
  • Funds Development
  • Board Development
  • Accounting

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Trademark and Copyright Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Patent Information
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Codes
  • Certification
  • Bonding
  • Environmental Compliance

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Price History
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • Registration Assistance
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Obtaining Certification
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Bid Matching and Preparation

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
  • Startup Classes
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Forming a Business
  • Business Research Resources

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training
  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Registration


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Raquel Valdez Sanchez
400 S. Zang Blvd
Suite 1220
Dallas, TX 75208