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  • In the Beginning: Before Entrepreneurship

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Jan 15, 2018
    Prepare yourself for entrepreneurship. Continue reading to understand how to evaluate your own skills as well as resources for helping you develop those skills that will help you launch your business.
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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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  • Financially Intelligent and Ready for Business

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova 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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  • It's Time for Your Business Plan

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova 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 Gulyamova 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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  • 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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  • Transforming a Hobby to a Business

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Feb 20, 2017
    The inspiration for entrepreneurship is limitless, and an activity that you do in your free time can be transformed into a part-time job that supplements your income or a new career. Discover a new hobby, refine an old one or understand if it can lead to a small business.
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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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  • Business Foundation Series

    Posted by Katharine Gulyamova on Jan 23, 2017
    Are you overwhelmed by the seemingly endless road to entrepreneurship? Do you need to get organized for a well-planned launch? The Dallas B.R.A.I.N. invites you to gain the foothold your small business needs to get started on a direct path toward owning your own business.
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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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