Find Business Resources

The Chamber’s effort to make a positive impact with all businesses in Garland includes the development of multiple partnerships that extend the organization’s reach and depth of resources. The services our organization works to provide ensure a greater opportunity for success in the marketplace.

For questions regarding the resources below or to request assistance in an area that isn’t listed, contact Hayley Hangartner at (469) 326-7454 or hayley.hangartner@garlandchamber.com

Free Small Business Counseling

The Garland Chamber is the first Chamber to host a satellite office of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), where businesses can schedule appointments for free, in-depth counseling and consulting services on a range of topics, from financial analysis to strategic sales plans. All services provided through the SBDC are free of charge and available to any small business in the area.

If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, the Garland SBDC counselor can help you grow, expand or gain access to funding for your business.

For more information or to schedule a counseling appointment, please use the form below. You will be contacted regarding available dates and times.

Request an Appointment

The Garland SBDC is located at the Garland Chamber of Commerce 520 N. Glenbrook Dr., Garland, TX 75040

Small Business Economic Impact

The Small Business Development Center network creates businesses, jobs and works to increase sales for its clients. All services of the SBDC are provided at no cost, courtesy of tax payers’ dollars. See the reports below for a glimpse at how small business success impacts the local economy.

Garland Outcomes for FY 2012-2013

Business Startups – 3
Jobs Created/Retained – 26
Capital Infusion - $376,200

North Texas Outcomes for FY 2012-2013

Business Startups – 331
Jobs Created/Retained – 2,547
Capital Infusion - $96,502,023

Get Your Business Online 

Get Your Business Online
In a partnership with Google, Mayor Athas recently announced an initiative to get Garland's businesses online through Google's Get Your Business Online program.

Although 97% of internet users are now looking online to find local products and services, 58% of American businesses still don't have a website. Through increased participation in the Get Your Business Online program, Mayor Athas hopes to close that gap and he's engaged the Garland Chamber of Commerce to help spread the word to the business community.

Get Your Business Online provides small business owners with a custom domain name, web hosting and access to education resources -- all free for one year. Since its debut in 2011, the program has helped more than 135,000 businesses successfully get online and start growing.

Interested business owners can visit www.gybo.com for further information on the program.

Get Started     

Notary Services

The Chamber offers Notary Services, FREE of charge to its members. There is a $6.00 cost, per page for non-members. A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths. You must present a current identification document or card with a photograph, physical description and signature to have a document notarized. Please contact the Chamber at (972) 272-7551 for notary hours.

Development Assistance

Is your business growing and in need of additional space? Are you looking to relocate a business to Garland? Let the Garland Economic Development Partnership assist you. Visit the GEDP online at www.garlandedp.com for detailed statistics, workforce information and more.

Ideas for Growing Your Business

For those of you who have already successfully started a business and are ready to take the next step, you may be wondering what you can do to help your business grow. There are many ways to do this, 10 of which are outlined in an article published by the Small Business Administration.

Ideas for Growing Your Business

Connect with Our Membership

If we can’t directly provide the specific resource you’re looking for, chances are, we have a member who can. Use the Business Directory to search by category or call the office for a referral.

Hayley Hangartner
"Let me help you get connected."

People are my passion. Helping you make connections to promote your brand and enhance your business gives me purpose and pleasure!

Hayley Hangartner

Member Relations (469) 326-7454 hayley.hangartner@garlandchamber.com