Tag - business development

Adapting to Covid-19: North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency

The North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA) administers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) certification programs.

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? When it comes to naming your business, the better question might be “what’s not in the name?” After all, the company we know as Apple is Apple. Not Apple Computers. Not Steve Jobs’ Apple. Microsoft? Again, just Microsoft: not Bill Gates’ Microsoft. Many other companies...

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.

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...

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...

Business Foundation Series

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.

Bite-size Business Planning

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.