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  • What's in a name?

    Posted by Robert Hurst on Apr 09, 2018
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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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  • Social Entrepreneurship: To for-profit, or not-for-profit, that is the question

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova 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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  • Urban Farming: New Take on an Old Business

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova 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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  • Business Research: Go where you want to be!

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Mar 13, 2017
    How do you decide where to build, rent or work? Will your business depend on foot traffic or online sales? With your Dallas Public Library card you can access online databases including Demographics Now that can help you analyze what areas you can target for your location or marketing based on the surround community’s demographics.
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  • Researching Entrepreneurship: A Woman’s Insight

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Mar 06, 2017
    Business woman Sallie Krawcheck is a featured influencer on Lynda.com and her conversation on risk is an inspiring and insightful course for anyone debating whether to change their career path. Explore Lynda.com’s wide range of soft and hard skills development as well as insight from industry influencers.
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  • Historical Context Reflects in Today’s Business Community

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Feb 06, 2017
    Understand ways to improve your start-up by learning from prominent African American business leaders, and how the past influences the business community today.
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  • Small Business, Big Network

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Jan 30, 2017
    Are you interested in improving your networking skills or expanding your network? Discover what you can do today with resources available to you at the Dallas Public Library and get connected to organizations whose mission it is to support small businesses through the Dallas B.R.A.I.N.
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  • Bite-size Business Planning

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Jan 02, 2017
    A clear business plan will help organize your strategy and guide your business toward achieving milestones along the way. Get connected with informative resources through the Dallas Business Resource And Information Network or stop by the 5th floor of the Central Public Library for in person assistance.
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