Tag - startups

SBA Certification Matrix & Selling to the Government

The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by 2050, 55 percent of the population will be composed of minorities. This means that our small businesses will be more diverse, and inclusion will be a critical component of business. The federal government and many corporations remain committed to do the right thing through greater diversity and inclusion of suppliers. This workshop explores certifications at the corporate, federal, state, and local government levels. You will also learn how to utilize them to improve your bottom line. Presented by: Nancy N. Alvarez serves as the Head of the 8(a) Business Development Program for the U.S....

Starting Your Own Business? What you should do before writing your Business Plan

This workshop will focus on the key steps you need to consider in organizing your business concept to creating a Business Plan. Your business concept is the fundamental idea behind your plan. Before investing your time to writing a Business Plan you need to validate the viability of your business concept. Your business model, plan, vision, and your mission are developed based on your concept. In this workshop we will discuss the following: -Defining your business concept -Ways to validation idea to testing your concept -Leverage competitive tools to gaining deeper insights -Purpose and structure of a Business Plan -Role and purpose of your mentors -Next steps...

5 Things to Know About the New Techstars Accelerator in Fort Worth

As you may have seen in the news recently, Fort Worth is now the home of a Techstars accelerator program that will bring startup companies to Fort Worth to help them grow and bring innovations in physical healthcare. This is big news for Fort Worth as our city was the largest city in the country that did not have an accelerator program like this, which invests directly in the companies and recruits the best of the best companies from around the world. But, accelerator programs are not well-known in our area. And, Techstars has not had much of a presence in...

How Do We Begin Restarting Fort Worth’s Economy?

As our cities begin to slowly re-open from the COVID pandemic, we are all concerned with the economic instability the lockdown placed on our hometowns. One of the most effective ways of pushing our local economy into rapid recovery is by supporting local small-businesses and startups.  In 2013, Forbes Magazine listed six ways to create economic growth. The number one way is through innovation and encouraging entrepreneurship. The article states that “innovation and start-ups fuel our economic growth” and that they are the “ultimate job creators who start with ingenious ideas, take risks and create value for the American consumer.” This approach to...