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  • Your Business, Your Responsibility?

    Posted by Robert Hurst on Apr 02, 2018
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  • Creating a Website

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Jan 29, 2018
    Learn more about a different options for creating your small business website. Consider what your current time and ability for creating a website by scratch or use a website builder for a simplified technique to get your website up and running.
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  • Making it at the Library

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Aug 14, 2017
    Visit your closest Dallas Public Library Branch for information about how to use databases for your small business, or come to a seminar at Technology Wednesday in the Preston Royal Branch Library at 5626 Royal Lane for the opportunity to learn and ask questions about some of the most used resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
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  • Keeping up with the Records

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Jul 31, 2017
    It is easy to rely on your intuition for when to make purchases and how to stock your inventory, but organized records will allow you to take calculated decisions for your small business in addition to assist you comply with regulations, tax preparation and show investors
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  • Step Right up to Your Business Pitch

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Jul 24, 2017
    Learn what type of pitch you need for what occasion, as well as where to find resources to develop your own pitch. Also, practice your pitch within the Dallas entrepreneurial community. Find opportunities with local partner organizations.
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  • Visions, Missions and Goals--Oh My!

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova 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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  • Finding Your Customers, Knowing Your Customers

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Supporting Small Businesses Year Round

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Jan 09, 2017
    Converting one-time holiday shoppers into loyal customers is what can make promotional events like Small Business Saturdays an enduring success. Connect with the Dallas Public Library and the Dallas B.R.A.I.N. to learn about the resources available to you to make your small business New Year's resolutions a reality!
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