Hone your business skills

The Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Community Outreach Center, a cooperation with Dallas ISD, is offering free training to small and startup businesses to help them grow. The top participant who completes the program will be awarded $1,000.

Participants will also receive $750 for business legal advice and $300 for entity incorporation, if needed. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their business proposal to potential investors. This initiative is funded in part by the Muse Family Foundation, which has provided funding for the technical assistance training.

This free training will present best practices in business planning, accounting, cash flow management, business taxes, marketing, social media and more over a 12-week period (one three-hour session per week). The program also provides ongoing mentorship.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Own a business in or plan to relocate to 75210 or 75215
  • No physical store or space required
  • Product-based companies can have pop-up stores
  • Service-based companies must hire within zip codes

The application period is March 14-April 1. Orientation is April 25 with sessions beginning via Zoom on April 27.  For more information and to apply, visit www.zwhjcoc.org, click on Events > Classes. You can send inquiries to info@zwhjcoc.org.



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