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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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Getting Ahead of the PPP Curve: This Dallas-Based Bank Is Helping Businesses Outlast the Pandemic

by | Jan 20, 2021
"Most people have no idea the risk business builders take," says Texas Security Bank CEO and Co-Founder Craig Scheef, who is inspired by working with entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses.

His team reengineered the bank's processes to help customers with "lifeline loans" in 2020. Now they're starting to process the next round of PPP applications.
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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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On-Demand and Same-Day Delivery App Lalamove Responds to COVID With Discounts For Small Businesses

by | Nov 24, 2020
Lalamove, which has offices in Dallas, Chicago, and Houston, is giving back to small- and medium-sized enterprises that might be struggling with the fallout from COVID-19.
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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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Office Equipment Company Shifts Sales Strategy, Adds Incentives to Maintain Business During Pandemic

When companies began to have employees work from home due to the pandemic, Southwest Office Systems faced dramatic revenue declines. But, the office equipment company has kept its sales team employed by changing its entire B2B sales approach.
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How Vista Bank and the Main Street Lending Program Help Small Businesses Recover From COVID-19
by | Jul 29, 2020
John Steinmetz, CEO of the Dallas-based community bank, wants businesses to know there's an alternative to the PPP. Main Street Lending Program loans range from $250,000 to $300 million and are meant to help businesses that were profitable pre-COVID survive.
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