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How Selling in Amazon’s Store Fuels Local Businesses and Personal Passions

Amazon's "Sellers in Your Community" program lets entrepreneurs and small businesses share their stories with local leaders, creating more awareness and opportunity. Meet two Dallas-area founders who have big visions and philanthropic purpose.
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Jim Lake On Building the Future While Preserving the Past
Jim Lake Companies has carved out a niche in Dallas for redevelopment — not simply knocking down the old to make way for the new, but blending the best of both, to give long-neglected areas a new lease on life. You can find the company's fingerprints in Cedar Hill, Waxahachie, Bishop Arts, and as of this month, Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff.

Here, Lake and one of his Jefferson Tower tenants talk about the impact of investment dollars.
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Comerica Bank Boosts Small Business Efforts with New Regional Leadership Positions
by | Mar 16, 2023

Dallas-based Comerica Bank is bolstering its Small Business Banking segment with the appointment of three regional directors and announced the debut of several digital solutions throughout the year, focusing on payments and access to convenient capital....

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Comerica Bank Launches SmallBizCo-Op to Support Small Businesses
by | Jan 27, 2023
The banking giant said that via its new SmallBizCo-Op concept, Comerica will share its assets and resources with small business customers in the region to help them achieve their goals—and get the perks usually reserved for big businesses. "These opportunities are designed to deliver real value to our customers"—enabling them to "help strengthen their own customer relationships," said Cassandra McKinney, executive director of Comerica's Retail Bank.
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Fort Worth’s Sundance Square Is Seeking Entrepreneurs with the ‘Next Big Idea’

by | Mar 14, 2022
Sundance Square is looking for entrepreneurs and artisans with a passion for their craft and for the Fort Worth community. Entrepreneurs can apply through April 18 for the chance to win a one-year lease, interior design and marketing help, and potential seed money to help build out their space.
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Small Business Owners Exhausted, but Optimistic, Heading into 2022
by | Feb 22, 2022
Takeaways from the latest Capital One Business Survey, capturing the sentiment among small business owners experiencing burnout and their enduring optimism for the year ahead.
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Why the CEO of HER Texas Believes Improving the State’s Business Ecosystem Starts With Women
by | Aug 2, 2021
Jasmin Brand, the founder and CEO of HER Texas, joined Zero Gap Founder and President Jacqueline Twillie during Dallas Startup Week to discuss creating a new table for women in business. Here's what she had to say.
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Community Toolbox: A Winter Storm and a Pandemic. Here’s a Round Up of Resources to Help North Texans
by | Feb 19, 2021
Here's a round up of resources that can help in North Texas' unprecedented winter storm.

You'll also find updates on funding, grants, and assistance for navigating the COVID-19 crisis in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Gig Wage Raises $2.5M Follow-On to Its Recent $7.5M Series A Round

by | Jan 19, 2021
The latest round brings the Dallas-based fintech's total Series A funding to approximately $10 million, the startup told us. Founder and CEO Craig J. Lewis plans to quadruple his team by the end of 2021.
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Dallas Jewelry Brand Grows $100 Investment to $1M+ Revenue—In About a Year
by | Jan 19, 2021
The co-founders behind Dallas-based Allie + Bess have announced their first collaboration with a fellow Texas-based female entrepreneur, despite operating mainly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How Verizon Business’ Aimee Novak Is Working To Help Small Businesses Thrive During COVID-19
by | Dec 2, 2020
The vice president of Business Sales in the Southern Region is working to support local businesses through Verizon’s numerous small business initiatives, including its Women in Business and Comeback Coach programs.
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Builders of Hope, TREC to Bring Resources and Job Training to West Dallas

by | Oct 5, 2020
The Builders of Hope Community Development Corporation (BOHCDC) is partnering with The Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development (DCED), led by TREC Community Fund, to assist residents in West Dallas.
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Capital One, GoFundMe, and National Urban League Unite in Coalition for Small Business National Advocacy Program
by | Sep 1, 2020
The new nationwide movement and advocacy program called Small Unites aims to help small business owners and entrepreneurs “thrive in the new normal” with a $50M collective investment from a diverse group of companies.
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Here’s What You Can’t Miss During Next Week’s Dallas Startup Week
by | Aug 27, 2020
DSW20 begins this Sunday. Get ready now with our roundup of ten can't-miss events.
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