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It’s Time for Your Business Plan

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.

Startup Week is Here!

Dallas Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship.

StartUp Week Dallas 2017

April 3-7 is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on this year’s free five-day celebration for the startup community.

Urban Farming: New Take on an Old Business

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.

Business Research: Go where you want to be!

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...

Researching Entrepreneurship: A Woman’s Insight

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.

Empieza Aquí: Emprendedores de Dallas

La biblioteca pública de Dallas tiene varios recursos para los emprendedores incluyendo el Dallas B.R.A.I.N., libros en español y un equipo quienes pueden guiarle a usar los bases de datos de la biblioteca. Además, hay eventos y oportunidades para asistir charlas, exhibiciones y presentaciones en español para la la...

Transforming a Hobby to a Business

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.

Home-Based Business Basics

A home occupation, as defined by the City of Dallas, is “an occupation that is incidental to the primary use of the premises as a residence and conducted on the residential premises by a resident of the premises.” Understand the fundamentals of what is and is not permitted for...

Historical Context Reflects in Today’s Business Community

Understand ways to improve your start-up by learning from prominent African American business leaders, and how the past influences the business community today.