Starting your own small business can stir up a bundle of emotions. Lost on where to start, who to connect with, are you doing it right…so many questions are going through your head. When you are launching or running a business one crucial factor is finding the right resources. This series is here to help women across the US find small business resources in their respective cities.
Was put on my radar when I first launched my company as an online resale boutique. My then mentor, Megan, owned a company that helped consignment stores sale on a global level. One day she mentioned that I should attend a lunch that her mentor was hosting. As mentioned in the Atlanta edition of this series, Crave is a national organization. Learn more about Crave Dallas.
An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potentiality of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. I love that you are surrounded by women who want to better the community. In addition, this is a perfect way to network. They have a multitude of events throughout the year. Learn more about Junior League Dallas.
Circle Seven Five
Is a new organization that I recently learned about in the last 6 months. They are a members only social group for women in their 20’s and 30’s. They host functions on a variety of things. They are all about empowering women in all facets of life. Learn more about Circle Seven Five.
Chamber of Commerce
Most people are aware that their cities have a traditional Chamber of Commerce. A couple of years ago while living in Dallas and doing freelance social media work for a tech company I was introduced to the Black Chamber of Commerce. They focus on the needs of minorities in the community. Lots of events on finance, health care, and entrepreneurship. Most Chamber of Commerce do not have young members. I highly suggest joining yours and becoming a voice for your peers. Learn more about Chamber of Commerce.
Dallas Blogger Collective
DBC was recently introduced to me via Instagram. They are a local group of bloggers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The organization’s premise is to help each other connect and network with like-minded individuals. They learn, collaborate, and work together to help enhance their brands, blogs, and businesses. Learn more about Dallas Blogger Collective.
Is a non-profit organization that highlights and celebrates individuals in the fashion industry. This is one of the first organizations I joined when starting my company. They are full of resources and knowledge. They have events ranging from lavish parties to fashion insiders series all which were very beneficial to my business in its beginning. There is a plethora of movers and shakers in Dallas who are apart of this organization; being in this organization gives you a great opportunity to network with top buyers, lawyers, stylist, and more. Learn more about The Fashionistas.
Dallas has a plethora of resources for small business women owners. When I lived there I was constantly networking at events with people who were actually growing their businesses and wanting to learn more. Are you familiar with any of these organizations?