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Company Grand Reopening: Things to Consider

Is your business ready for post conronvirus economy? The coronavirus pandemic will have a lasting impact on how business is conducted moving forward. Have you addressed all of the adjustments, shifts and pivots needed to re-open in the near future? If you are in a time of slow growth, or your business is currently shut down, NOW is the time to prepare for the influx of sales when the country re-opens. The demand for your product or service is still there – it may just be “paused” due to government regulations or a shift in consumer spending habits/priorities. Below is a...

Frost Bank Presents… Response Act Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Need to Know

Over the recent weeks, there have been a number of unprecedented changes in the law beginning with the signing of H.R.6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). There are a many provisions included in the act that affect you as a small business.  If you’re wondering how this may affect your business, this article provides insight on: ·       Emergency paid sick leave ·       Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) expansion  ·       Refundable payroll tax credit Emergency Paid Sick Leave: Emergency paid sick leave and the expanded FMLA are two separate provisions included in the FFCRA. However, they work in tandem and do have similarities. As an example, both...

Frost Bank Presents “Managing Cyber Risk: Remote Working”

Concern about the spread of COVID-19 has generated the largest “work-from-home” mobilization in history. Employees working from home may not have the same safety measures in place to protect their company’s information and devices. With cybercriminals exploiting the current state of uncertainty, employees must remain diligent and aware of potential scams and threats. Human error can be costly. Right now is a prime opportunity to remind your team of appropriate precautions to safeguard your business and employees from unauthorized access which can lead to denial of service attacks, data breaches and theft, ransomware, scams and viruses. Some items to keep in...

From Spirits to Sanitizer

There are a couple of things every Fort Worthian knows - that best barbeque joints in town, or the best places to hear live jazz music. Another thing every Fort Worthian knows is that COVID-19 has changed our community and livelihoods. The looming threat lingers over the city, with the best defense being actions we can do to stave off the virus ourselves and to protect others: staying inside & washing your hands. What is something else every Fort Worthian knows? When the community needs help, we do what we can to chip in. And that’s what Acre Distilling (www.acredistilling.weebly.com) did when...

My Experience Attending Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

I will preface this blog by stating that I am an intern for the UNTHSC and that I am writing this from the perspective of an attendee. Enjoy! For the ones in the back who do not know what Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is, let me briefly explain to you so I can really dive into my experience. GEW is basically a global movement celebrated in hundreds of cities around the world, reaching millions of people through local, national and global events, activities and competitions. The goal is to inspire communities to collaborate and share their networks and markets to...

Top 5 Must-Attend Events for Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth

By Montrel Wilson, Ecosystem Building Intern, UNTHSC Are you an aspiring entrepreneur, innovator, new startup? A Business owner, job creator, an inquisitive person? Do you struggle finding resources, support, and an entrepreneurial community to help you in your endeavors? You are not alone, the majority of “creators” struggle in these areas. This is where Global entrepreneurship week (GEW) comes in to play. GEW is a global movement celebrated in hundreds of cities around the world that reaches millions of people through local, national and global events, activities and competitions. The goal is to inspire communities to collaborate and share their networks...

SCORE Fort Worth Offering 2 Spanish Language Workshops on October 26th

ARE YOU A HISPANIC THAT DREAM OF STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START AND ENGLISH IS NOT YOUR PRIMARY LANGUAGE?  SCORE Fort Worth is offering two workshops for the first time in Spanish for persons that are that are thinking of starting up their own businesses or are established small business owners. One workshop is called: Sabe Lo Que Se Necesita Para Empezar un Negocio?  The other is called: Como Escribir un Plan de Negocio Efectivo”. We will be presenting them on October 26 in our main training room in downtown Fort Worth at the James. E. Guinn Complex in...

Fort Worth is hosting GEW: Here’s How You Can Get Involved

Global Entrepreneurship Week Fort Worth At a Glance ·       What: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 ·       When: November 14 - 22 ·       Where: Various venues around Fort Worth ·       Why: To celebrate and support the impact that entrepreneurs & business owners make locally and globally ·       Follow: https://www.gewfortworth.com; @GEWFortWorth In just a few short months, GEW Fort Worth 2019 will be here to celebrate, educate and connect all those who are passionate about entrepreneurship in Fort Worth. Sparkyard is here to tell you everything you need to know about GEW, GEW Fort Worth and what to expect this November. What is Global Entrepreneurship Week? Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an international celebration of the...