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  • Mentoring for Your Dallas Small Business

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Jul 17, 2017
    Do you have business ideas you want to ask someone about? Not sure who you can turn to for startup advice in Dallas? Maybe a business mentor would benefit you! Continue reading to learn about business mentorship and how to choose a the right mentor.
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  • Visions, Missions and Goals--Oh My!

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Jul 10, 2017
    How do you define a Vision, Mission and Goal? Do you use them interchangeably? Learn the difference between these terms, and find resources to help you develop your small business' vision and mission statement.
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  • Financially Intelligent and Ready for Business

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Jul 03, 2017
    First things first, getting your personal finances in order prior to launching a new business will reduce stress and build your confidence. This is a necessary part of evaluating your readiness for entrepreneurship, and the Dallas Public Library has materials to inspire and encourage you throughout the process.
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  • City of Dallas Grant for Small Business

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Jun 26, 2017
    Do you own the building your small business operates in? Are you looking to remodel, design or refurbish your old building for a new purpose? Depending on where your are located you might be eligible for the Small Business Adaptive Reuse Program through the City of Dallas.
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  • Free Money and the Government Grant Myth Surrounding Small Businesses

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Jun 19, 2017
    Have you heard about the 'personal need grant' through the Federal Government? You're not alone, and you have been mislead! Continue reading to learn where to find out if your small business qualifies for a federal grant.
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  • Dallas Meet Crowdfunding

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Jun 12, 2017
    Crowdfunding in Dallas is another way to get enough capital to start a business. Entrepreneurs should research what the benefits and potential complications that may arise when seeking funding through online forums. Then, compare this source with other traditional means of getting capital for a startup.
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  • Cost of Business: The Burden of Business

    Posted by Katharine Bradley on Jun 05, 2017
    Here are four common ways that small and micro-businesses find funding for starting up. Learn the basics about loans, grants, venture capital and angel investors or whether or not you should borrow money from your friends and family.
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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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