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Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC)

The Fort Worth Business Assistance Center provides business consulting, training and technical assistance for small, women and minority owned businesses.

About

The Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC), operated by the Economic Development Department, is a one-stop shop for small business, dedicated to providing small business owners with the tools they need to be successful. The BAC is home to 11 on-site collaborative partners, with a mission of promoting a strong economy by providing training, technical assistance, funding opportunities, and business support services to established, start-up small businesses and micro-enterprises.

The BAC provides assistance on topics ranging from how to start a business or writing a business plan to becoming minority certified. Free one-on-one business counseling is available for all clients.

The BAC plays an integral role in the development of small businesses in the City and we strive to implement effective training programs. These training workshops range from classes designed to help develop a business plan and acquire financing as well as instruction on handling day-to-day business operations with various computer software programs.

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans
  • Tax Credits

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

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

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactCheryl Jones
Address1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Phone(817) 392-2618