Fort Worth Business Assistance Center with help for all business owners especially Women and Minority Owned Businesses

Need help or guidance for your business?

Schedule to speak with one of our Business Advisors.  They are here to provide the help you need.

The BAC offers our clients FREE private   & confidential counseling services on an array of topics including how to write a business plan and marketing your business, as well as assistance with certification.  

In order to be considered a client, you will have had to attend one of our workshops.  If you have not attended one of our workshops, sign up now.

Can’t find a workshop to fit your schedule? You also have the option to become a client by paying a one-time $25 fee for the first meeting. Please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

Call for an appointment  817-871-6025 or email us at

Welcome to the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC), a one stop resource for the education, training and skill building you are looking for to take your business to the next level.

Ready to start a business?  Find the answers to your questions at our Step One: Starting a Business class. It’s free and is offered three times a month.

Already in business? Utilize our skill building curriculum to enhance and grow your business - check our calendar of outstanding workshops.

Click Community Events on the left to stay up to date on events & opportunities focused on the business community.

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Exciting New Workshops

Sales Series

        •   9/4: So I Started A Business, Now I HAVE to Sell

        • 10/2: Effective Sales Strategies for Small Businesses    

        • 11/6: Selling to a Process – Effective Strategies for Business Owners

Detailed Workshop Info


Financial Management Series

      •   9/9:  Financial Management: Business Introduction

      • 9/27:  Financial Management – FDIC Money Smart: Business Structure

      • 10/4:  Financial Management – FDIC Money Smart: Time Management

      • 11/1:  Financial Management – FDIC Money Smart: Key Practices, Rules & Tools

      • 12/6:  Financial Management – FDIC Money Smart: Recordkeeping

Detailed Workshop Info


Avoiding the Top Tax Mistakes that Small Businesses Make

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Project NEW Beginnings
Business education & training designed to encourage the development of successful start-up businesses.

Mark your calendar to attend the Fall 2014 Session scheduled for September 22, 2014 - November 10, 2014.  Limited to first 25 paid students.  You don’t want to miss it so sign up now! APPLY NOW

Preliminary plans have been submitted and the top three finalists will be announced on October 13th.  Get your tickets now and be part of the action when the three finalists go head to head and present their award winning plans to a panel of local business leaders.

Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Finale

Thursday, October 30, 2014

TCU Dee J. Kelley Alumni Center

2820 Stadium Drive

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Order Tickets Now

Watch a video of the 2011 Inaugural Competition 
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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The program operates across the U.S., through a network of more than 90 academic and community partners. The fall session will commence on September 5th.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

  • Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top ranked entrepreneurship school
  • Small-business owners learn how to become more bankable
  • Business owners position their businesses to access financing and capital
  • Participants receive one-on-one business counseling

 Application Requirements:

  • Must be an owner or co-owner of a business
  • Business be in operation for at least two years
  • Business revenues of at least $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year
  • Business must have a minimum of four employees, including the owner 

Applications are being accepted NOW for the next session.

Check the link below to apply and get information on upcoming deadlines and more details about Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.


IDEA Works FW is open for Business!  
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IDEA Works Fort Worth is a creative, dynamic program that provides emerging businesses with nurturing relationships, state-of-the-art tools, an attractive and secure work environment, best practices and access to global resources to sustain and scale their enterprises.

The facility, which has space for three types of opportunities – tenant space with programming, co-working space with programming and program-only clients -- is at 600 E. Rosedale, the former James E. Guinn Elementary School. It is part of the three-building complex that includes the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC) and Tech Fort Worth.  IDEA Works FW, public-private partnership with the city and the BAC Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, will be managed and funded by the Foundation.  READ MORE  

BAC Speakers Bureau

Looking for ways to supplement your income or turn that hobby into a Business? That’s exactly how & why many small businesses get started! The Fort Worth Business Assistance Center is the ideal source to provide the tools and insight needed to become a successful small business owner.  Schedule a speaker for your group or organization to share the keys to starting a successful small business. 

Email: or call 817-871-6025. Not part of a group or organization? Then we invite you to schedule a meeting with a Business Advisor.

This facility is wheelchair accessible.  For accommodations or sign interpretation services, please call the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center at least 48 hours in advance at 817-871-6025.  

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1150 South Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76104 - 817-871-6025 - fax 817-871-6031