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  • Social Security on your B.R.A.I.N.?

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on May 22, 2017
    Confused about Social Security and what that means as a small business owner? Find out some of the basic responsibilities as a small business employer prior to hiring your first employee. Social Security is often mentioned in the news by politicians and news agencies, but too often political commentaries do not focus on small business owners.
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  • Your First Employee

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on May 15, 2017
    Do some tax research before you ask small business experts about the steps you need to take prior to making your hire. As an employer you are responsible for federal, state and local tax regulations.
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  • Finding Your Customers, Knowing Your Customers

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on May 08, 2017
    Are you intimidated by using data for business or marketing plan? Are you not sure how to get started with market research? The Office of Economic Development has relevant small business resources available to you.
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  • Business Structure Basics

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on May 01, 2017
    There are various business structures to choose from, and before selecting a business structure, entrepreneurs should consult an attorney and accountant in order do understand the distinctions between the structures in regards to tax, liability, management, continuity, transferability of ownership interests, and operations.
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  • Social Entrepreneurship: To for-profit, or not-for-profit, that is the question

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Apr 24, 2017
    Should your business be structured as a nonprofit? Here are some other things you should consider prior to opening your business whether it is a for-profit with a social mission or a not-for-profit.
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  • Doing Business As: A County Clerk Story

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Apr 17, 2017
    Where is the county clerk and what does it have to do with my starting my business? In addition to numerous other responsibilities, the Dallas County Clerk is where you register your Doing Business As, DBA or Assumed Name Certificate.
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  • It's Time for Your Business Plan

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Apr 10, 2017
    Are you serious about that startup idea? Take the next step by creating your business planning one step at a time. A well researched business plan will be your best tool to starting off on a strong business foundation.
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  • Startup Week is Here!

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Apr 03, 2017
    Dallas Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship.
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  • StartUp Week Dallas 2017

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Mar 27, 2017
    April 3-7 is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on this year’s free five-day celebration for the startup community.
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  • Urban Farming: New Take on an Old Business

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Mar 20, 2017
    Urban farms that supply locally produced food is a growing industry. If you have ever considered starting your small farm here in the Dallas area, continue reading to understand basic farm business information including local regulations, safety concerns and how to get started.
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