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.

Canít 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. Itís 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

Effective Sales Strategies For Your Business
October 2, 2014
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Selling To A Process - Effective Strategies for Business Owners
November 6, 2014
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Financial Management Series

Financial Management - FDIC Money Smart: Time Management
October 4, 2014
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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 donít want to miss it so sign up now! APPLY NOW

Fort Worth Business Plan Competition Finale

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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

TCU Dee J. Kelley Alumni Center

2820 Stadium Drive

5:30pm Ė 8:00pm

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Watch a video of the 2011 Inaugural Competition



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 Ė 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.


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. Click here to apply and get information on upcoming deadlines and details about Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

  • Designed by Babson College, the nationís 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.      




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