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City of Dallas Grant for Small Business

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.

Free Money and the Government Grant Myth Surrounding Small Businesses

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.

Dallas Meet Crowdfunding

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.

Cost of Business: The Burden of Business

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.

Social Security on your B.R.A.I.N.?

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...

Finding Your Customers, Knowing Your Customers

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.

Business Structure Basics

There are various business structures to choose from, and before selecting a business structure, entrepreneurs should consult an attorney and accountant in order do understand the distinctions between the structures in regards to tax, liability, management, continuity, transferability of ownership interests, and operations.

Social Entrepreneurship: To for-profit, or not-for-profit, that is the question

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.

Doing Business As: A County Clerk Story

Where is the county clerk and what does it have to do with my starting my business? In addition to numerous other responsibilities, the Dallas County Clerk is where you register your Doing Business As, DBA or Assumed Name Certificate.