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North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency

The NCTRCA verifies that firms meet the requirements for certification. A firm applying for certification with the NCTRCA must meet the following criteria to be considered a Disadvantaged, Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. The North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (NCTRCA) is pleased to offer a web-based Certification Management System (CMS) to assist firms in applying for DBE/ACDBE, MBE, and…

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Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Quarterly Information Sessions

With Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, you will gain practical business skills to help you take your business to the next level. In professional workshops, you will learn from some of the brightest minds in business, learn about access to financial capital, and build a powerful network of professional support. And, if accepted, program tuition will be at no cost…

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Size Up Your Competition!

SizeUp LBI (Local Business Intelligence) is a free online tool that helps small businesses in Tarrant County compete, grow and succeed! In addition to identifying potential customers, suppliers and competitors, with SizeUp LBI you can, benchmark your business against the competition, locate the best areas to advertise, and research the demographics, consumer spending and labor force for your unique business…

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Three Signs of a Failing Business

No one starts a business expecting to fail. As a matter of fact there is no part in any business plan outline that mentions what to do when the business starts to take a turn for the worse. Failure, much like opportunity, is much easier to see in the rear view than straight ahead. Most business owners are too emotionally…

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“Boots to Business: Reboot” an Entrepreneurial Training Program for Veterans

Join us for "Boots to Business: Reboot", a two-day entrepreneurial class that will introduce veterans to business ownership. Each class, taught by an SBA Representative/ SBA Resource Partner, will educate veterans on business fundamentals and guide them through an initial feasibility analysis of their business concepts. The “Boots to Business: Reboot” program was funded by the SBA and developed at…

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QuickBooks Online Version Training Available

The Tarrant SBDC has partnered with the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center and Ledger Computing to bring you training on the new Quick Books on-line product. This new, 8 hour seminar is offered in May, and will become an addition to our regularly scheduled Quick Books training courses. You've invested in the product, now invest in learning how to use…

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What Accounting Software Can Do For You

Our QuickBooks certified instructor, Tim Plue, The Ledger Firm, offers these reasons how QuickBooks can help your small business. Whether you use QuickBooks, another accounting software package, or use Excel, the points Tim makes below are important to any small business owner trying to “do their own books”. 1. Software, like QuickBooks, is perfect for small business to keep track…

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Seasonal Slowdown

You might want to read this... There are options available for the business owner that experiences seasonal slowdowns. Even if your particular niche is not impacted during the holidays, your business may be negatively impacted at other times during the year. Not sure? Take a look at sales figures by month for your last two years and you'll get an…

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Social Media Marketing: What It Is – And Isn’t

Small business owners feel a sense of urgency to jump into social media. Before spending money and time using Social Media, understand what it is – and isn’t – and how it can help you and your business. REVIEW: Big Picture 1. A Business Plan defines the vision and mission of your business, as well as your goals and objectives.…

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Register Now for the 17th annual Government Procurement Conference on July 24th, 2013

17th Annual Government Procurement Conference Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Local, State and Federal Government Buyers 60 sponsored registrations for Veteran / Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses* Major Prime Contractors and their Sub-Contractors Free, Informative, Technical Breakout Sessions Buyer Networking Opportunities Access to Resource and Assistance Agencies Hosted by: The University of Texas at Arlington, Cross Timbers Procurement Center, the SBDC…

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Favorite Books of Tarrant SBDC Advisors

Your Tarrant SBDC Business Advisors were recently asked to pick some of their favorite books for small business owners and explain why. Enjoy! Myron Pullum Start, Run & Grow Your Business, by Susan M. Jacksack - This book offers a comprehensive detailed overview of the aforementioned subject. A compilation by some of the most noted experts on small business; that…

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Tarrant SBDC’s Top 5 Resolutions For Small Businesses in 2013

No doubt many of you have entered 2013 with some resolutions to improve your personal well-being. But have you made any resolutions for your business? These top 5 resolutions will help you get the year started with a rejuvenated focus on improving your business health. 1. Business Plan Weekly If you’ve ever walked into the Tarrant SDBC you’ll know that…

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