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Volume 2, Issue 5, 2002   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

ACCION Texas Reaches Out to Small Businesses

Microlender Making Loans in Small Texas Towns

ACCION Texas is the largest microlender in the United States. With an active loan portfolio of $6 million, the nonprofit is reaching small businesses throughout the 262,000 square miles of Texas. In 2001, ACCION introduced the Out-of-Area Network to help connect with small businesses throughout Texas, including small towns and rural communities. Read more »

SBDCs: A One-Stop Shop for Small Businesses

Small business development centers provide a wide variety of resources to small business owners. Read more »

News & Events

  • More information about ACCION Texas is available on their web site Off-site page.
  • The Small Business Administration offers online courses, including business development, financing and e-commerce. Read more Off-site page
  • The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency provides a number of resources to minority-owned businesses, including general information on accessing capital and financing. Read more Off-site page
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's publication, The Credit Process: A Guide for Small Business Owners, helps small business owners or entrepreneurs seeking outside financing for the first time. The booklet highlights information prospective borrowers need to know before they apply for a loan. Read more Off-site page
  • For information on women-owned businesses, visit WomanOwned.com Off-site page. This site has information and resources for female entrepreneurs who are interested in starting or have established a business.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Community Development Office is hosting the Northern Louisiana Regional Affordable Housing Workshop on November 7 in Shreveport. Read more PDF document
  • The Enterprise Foundation Network Conference will be held in Dallas Oct. 30–Nov. 2. The Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner is set for Oct. 31. Read more Off-site page
  • The Federal Reserve System is sponsoring the conference "Banking Opportunities in Indian Country" Nov. 18–20 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Read more Off-site page
  • The Federal Reserve System's biennial Community Affairs research conference, to be held March 27–28, 2003, in Washington, D.C., will explore sustainable community development. Read more Off-site page

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