SBA visits North Texas with veteran focus

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) observed its sixth annual National Veterans Small Business Week with hundreds of events hosted throughout the nation, which included locations in North Texas. SBA held expositions, conferences, forums, training exercises and education programs to bolster the veteran and military-owned business community. According to data from SBA, nearly one in… Continue reading SBA visits North Texas with veteran focus

Longtime businessman Randy Watson launches own boot company

DFW boot man launches business Greater Fort Worth resident and longtime business leader Randy Watson has officially launched his new boot company, R. Watson Boots. “I’m building boots that I will wear everyday and years later my grandchildren will put those timeless pieces of art in their closet and be proud to wear them,” Watson… Continue reading Longtime businessman Randy Watson launches own boot company

MineralWare founder launches new online marketplace to buy, sell, lease minerals, royalty interests

A Fort Worth-based technology firm is offering the mineral industry’s first end-to-end transaction platform. Energy Domain, a new marketplace to buy, sell or lease oil and gas minerals and royalty interests, announced its company launch on Monday. The new company is co-founded by Ryan Vinson, who also founded MineralWare. The new company is headquartered close… Continue reading MineralWare founder launches new online marketplace to buy, sell, lease minerals, royalty interests

Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year finalists

Nine top Tarrant County businesses have been selected as category finalists in competition for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Small Business of the Year Award, presented by Bank of Texas. Category winners will be announced at the Chamber’s 2nd Annual Forte Awards night on January 30, 2020 at the Ashton Depot Catering +… Continue reading Fort Worth Chamber names Small Business of the Year finalists

Unknowns about 2020 election make some businesses cautious

NEW YORK (AP) — While the 2020 presidential election is still a year away, some business owners see their customers already becoming more cautious because of the unknowns about who will be the next president, and which party will control the Senate. At Myron Moser’s industrial equipment company, some customers have told him they’re taking… Continue reading Unknowns about 2020 election make some businesses cautious

Entrepreneurs needed: Slowdown in business formation poses a risk to economy

WASHINGTON – Despite a decade-plus of economic growth, Americans have slowed the pace at which they’re forming new companies, a trend that risks further widening the gap between the most affluent and everyone else. The longest expansion on record, which began in mid-2009, has failed to restore entrepreneurship to its pre-recession levels, according to a… Continue reading Entrepreneurs needed: Slowdown in business formation poses a risk to economy

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners are key drivers of prosperity in rural Texas

UT Austin researchers funded by the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin institute will look at a range of ways to promote economic development including tracking regional entrepreneurship, promoting rural innovation networks and building economic resilience in areas where employment fluctuates with the cycles of the energy industry. “Entrepreneurship is vital to… Continue reading Entrepreneurs and small-business owners are key drivers of prosperity in rural Texas

Entrepreneurial excellence: Fort Worth cake maker finds recipe for success

It’s bright, colorful and the air whiffs of batter and sugar inside the Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery on Camp Bowie Boulevard. The bakery has welcomed plenty of smiling faces celebrating achievements from the grandest to the smallest in the last nine years. On an average day, the bakery gets about 100 order calls, which together… Continue reading Entrepreneurial excellence: Fort Worth cake maker finds recipe for success

Council Report: Economic opportunities with two chambers

At Tuesday’s work session, the Fort Worth City Council received a report on 2018-19 economic opportunities and successes from the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce (FWMBCC) and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC). The FWMBCC’s efforts in economic opportunities are divided into five sections: Economic development strategies, small business development, Minority… Continue reading Council Report: Economic opportunities with two chambers

Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow’s staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and local law enforcement officers gave Abdow’s 23 staffers active shooter training — explaining what could happen and… Continue reading Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses