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  • Find Your Holiday Market

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Nov 20, 2017
    Local craft fairs and temporary markets are popular during the holiday season. Continue reading for some simple steps to be prepared for your small business' first market, fair or festival.
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  • Boots to Business Reboot

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Nov 13, 2017
    Find out more information about an upcoming program for Veterans and Service members interested in entrepreneurship.
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  • 'Tis the Season for Small Business

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Nov 06, 2017
    Small Business Saturday Nov 25th is fast approaching. Is your small business ready? Make sure your business is prepared and getting the word out.
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  • Crowdfunding: Part 2

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Oct 30, 2017
    Understand the difference between venture capital and rewards-based, also called donation-based, crowdfunding. Learn where to find more information about crowdfunding here in Dallas and with your Dallas Public Library Card.
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  • Other Types of Crowdfunding

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Oct 23, 2017
    There are two models for crowdfunding; donation and equity. The donation models are the ones that most people have heard about, but the JOBS Act of 2012 has made equity or securities crowdfunding more accessible to entrepreneurs.
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  • Powerful Reads for Female Entrepreneurs

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Oct 16, 2017
    Find inspiration, guidance and the motivation to start, run and maintain your small business. Library staff weigh in on some of the best nonfiction reads for entrepreneurial women.
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  • Do your Market Research

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Oct 09, 2017
    Is there a demand for your product? Who is your ideal customer? How much do people in your area spend on similar products? These are all questions about market research. Answering these questions and others can help you determine realistic goals and reduce business risk prior to launching your small business.
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  • Business Foundation Workshop Series

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Oct 02, 2017
    Interested in starting your own business, but don't know where to start? Join the Dallas B.R.A.I.N.'s six part workshop series to understand business basics that will cover the following topics: proof of concept, market research, business plans, sales and marketing strategy, legal and financial statements as well as leadership development.
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  • Preparing for a Disaster

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Sep 25, 2017
    How vulnerable would your business be if a disaster were to occur? If your small business was to shut down for more than a few days, what impacts will it have on your day-to-day operations? What is your plan to protect the business and its employees before, during and after an emergency? If you need help assessing these questions, continue reading to get started on your emergency action and business continuity plans.
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  • Nonprofit from the Beginning

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Sep 18, 2017
    Confused about nonprofits? Learn about different business structures for nonprofit or for-profit businesses.
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