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Dallas B.R.A.I.N. Partnership

Being a partner in the Dallas B.R.A.I.N. network brings you into the largest network of organizations that support Dallas small businesses and entrepreneurs. Becoming a partner is easy:

1. Be an organization that offers programs or resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses

2. Fill out the contact information form below

3. Agree to:

  • Allow Dallas B.R.A.I.N. to market your organization and services
  • Be responsive to entrepreneurs referred from Dallas B.R.A.I.N.
  • Promote the Dallas B.R.A.I.N. community and website, with reciprocal website links if possible
  • Help Dallas B.R.A.I.N. identify ways to track small business success so we can measure and publicize the impact of entrepreneurial support in the community

4. Dallas B.R.A.I.N. will work with you to build an accurate profile of your programs for the website

Dallas B.R.A.I.N. partnership is limited to organizations that share our mission of strengthening the Dallas small business and entrepreneurship community. Partner status does not reflect an endorsement by Dallas B.R.A.I.N. or the City of Dallas.

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Overview

Some organizations Support all types of entrepreneurs and business owners, others Specialize in serving only specific sub-groups. In each category below, please check the types of clients which you provide direct technical services for. Please mark all that apply, see below for an example.

Example
Support Specialize  
Your organization provides this option
Your organization specializes in providing this option
Your organization does not provide this option
Select the stages of business your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Concept
Start Up
Established Business
Select the revenue levels your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Less than $100,000
$100,000 to $500,000
Between $500,000 and $1M
Over $1 million
Does your organization SPECIALIZE in serving underserved businesses:
Specialize 
African American
Asian
Caucasian
Hispanic
Immigrant
Native American
Other
Woman
Select the industries your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Admin / Business Support
Building Services (Custodial / Landscape)
ConstructionCommericial and residential construction
EducationHigher education, secondary and primary schools, private school, tutoring
Energy / Mining / UtilitiesEnergy and utilities
Finance / InsuranceFinance, financial planning, banks, insurance
Fine / Performing Arts
Health ProfessionsHospitals, clinics, senior and child care, social assistance
Information / Digital MediaSoftware, telecommunications, IP and Web, securities
ManufacturingManufacturing (not including bioscience and high tech manufacturing)
Not for ProfitNot for profit and charitable organizations
Real EstateReal estate sales, rentals and leasing
Restaurant / BarRestaurants, hotels, inns, accommodations, food service
RetailRetail trade, brick and mortar, online, etc.
Services (Professional / Technical)Professional Services (not scientific or technical) Lawyers, accountants, communications, marketing, design, photography, human resources, veterinary
Services (Other)Personal services, hair and nail salons, pet care, dry cleaning, personal event planning, maintenance and repair
Transportation / WarehousingTransportation, trucking, warehousing
WholesaleWholesale trade, distributors

Services You Offer

This section will match prospective clients with the services you offer. The services indicated will determine what assistance clients are contacting your organization for assistance with. Please use the list below and indicate ONLY those services that you directly provide, as opposed to services for which you would know where to refer the client. This will save entrepreneurs time and your organizations frustration. Please indicate a specialty area if one applies.

Become Supplier or Vendor

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bid Matching and Preparation
Government & Military Specifications
HUB zone Certification
Obtaining Corporate Contracts
Obtaining Government Contracts
Price History
Registration Assistance
Selling to Foreign Governments & Businesses
Subcontracting Opportunities
Certification: Women, Minority, Disadvantaged, Etc.

Buying or Selling a Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Buying or Selling a Franchise
Purchasing an Existing Business
Valuation

Corporate Responsibility

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Volunteer opportunitiesFind ways for you and your team to volunteer for the community
Environmental stewardshipFind ways to improve your business by helping the environment
Corporate social responsibilityResources to help your business make a difference in the local community

Coworking, Accelerators and Incubators

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accelerator Program
Coworking Spaces
Dry Lab Incubator
Incubator Space
Maker Space
Wet Lab Incubator

Economic Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Economic Forecast
Environmental Compliance
Lease Review
Revitalization
Site Location Assistance
Tax Credits

Find Funding

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accelerator (Startup) Program
Agriculture Loans/Tax Credits
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
Equity Providers
Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
Financial Literacy TrainingBasic personal and business financial training, credit score improvement, debt counseling.
Insurance Requirements
Loan Providers
Obtaining Debt Funding
Obtaining Equity Funding
Obtaining Government Funding
Real Estate Finance
SBA Loan Guarantee ProgramThe SBA does not provide grants or lend directly to businesses, but can guarantee loans through other providers.
Tax Credits
Technology Grants
Individual Development AccountsIndividual Development Accounts (IDAs) match individual private savings to help start a small business.

Hiring & Managing People

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
Retention
Workforce Incentives
Corporate Social Responsibility / Volunteer OpportunitiesPrograms that offer businesses opportunities to give back to community.

International Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
Import/Export Certification and Licensing
Locating Foreign Distributors
Networking
Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Internship Program
Student marketing Projects
Student Research Projects
Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Contract Review
Forming a Business
Lease Review
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
Patent Seminars

Research Sources and Libraries

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Research Resources
Demographic/Census Data
Find research tools and data sources
Research a business idea

Management Issues

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Human Resources
Insurance Requirements
Leadership/Professional Development
Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Commercialization
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
High Tech Development
Industrial Technology Research
Life Sciences Development
Manufacturing Development
Patent Seminars
Pollution Prevention
Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)
Science/bioscience Seminars
Technology Transfer
Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing & Sales

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Advertising
Brochure Design
Competitive Analysis
Demographics/Census Data
Social Media Marketing / E-Commerce
Feasibility Studies
Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
Market Plan Development and Training
Market Research
Student Marketing Projects
Web Site Development

Mentors

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Mentoring Programs
Peer Training ProgramsPrograms that offer peer roundtable type training.
Accelerator (Startup) Program

Networking & Associations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Demographically Based
Geographically Based
Home Based
Industry Specific
International Trade
Small Business/General

New Product Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Patent Information
Product Design & Development
Prototype Development

Nonprofit & Social Enterprise

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accounting
Board Development
Funds Development
Human Resources
Organizational Audits
Strategic Planning
Technical Services

Operations and Logistics

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Freight & Distribution
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)

Permits and Regulations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bonding
Building Codes and Zoning
Environmental Compliance
Government Requirements
Insurance Requirements
International Regulatory Compliance
Registration, licenses and permits
Patent Information
Trademark & Copyright Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
African American Business
Asian Businesses
Business Issues Related to a Specific City
Hispanic Business
International or Immigrant BusinessesAdvocacy and support for international or immigrant businesses.
Native American Businesses
Small Business Policy
Texas Business Issues
Women's Business
LGBT Business

Business Planning

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Write a business plan
Research a business idea
Find research tools & data sources
Write a marketing plan
Learn Dallas regulations and markets

Site and Business Location

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Commercial Kitchen Facilities
Conference/Meeting and Event Space
CoworkingFirst come, first serve open office space.
Dry Lab Incubator
Incubator Space
Lease Review
Maker Space
Office Equipment and Furniture
Office Space
Retail Space
Site Location Assistance
Wet Lab Incubator

Startup / Form a Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Startup business counselingFind counselors to help walk you through the process
Formation & registrationResources on types of business structure, permits and registering your business name
Tax issues & ID numbersResources to help you be tax compliant
Find location / officeFind resources to help you pick the right place to do business
Buy a business / franchiseResources on buying an existing business or starting a franchise
Other startup issuesFor resources not covered elsewhere
Startup Classes

Startup Event / Community Building

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Hackathon-Type EventsEvents that let entrepreneurs practice building solutions to business or community problems.
Networking-Type EventsEvents that offer opportunities to meet small business owners or entrepreneurs.
Pitch-Type EventsEvents that offer entrepreneurs practice pitching their business to investors or customers.
Neighborhood Fair or Festival EventsEvents that showcase communities and neighborhood businesses.

Tax Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
State and Federal Tax Training
State Tax Credit Information
Tax Credits
Tax Preparation Assistance
Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Commercialization
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Industrial Technology Research
Pollution Prevention
Technology Transfer
Website Development

Training

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accelerator (Startup) ProgramProgram offers training, mentors and funding in an accelerator model.
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
Business Management and Strategy Training
Business Plan Training and Assistance
E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Financial Literacy TrainingBasic personal and business finance training, credit score improvement, debt counseling.
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health & Safety Training
Home-Based Business Training
Human Resources Training
International Trade Training
Marketing Plan Development and Training
Startup or Pre-Launch Training
Trade Education and Training
Do you provide services ONLY to clients who currently live in a specific city, county or state? If so, please list.