Author Archives: Business and Technology Specialist

How can I get a basic overview of what it takes to start a small business, or to work independently as a self-employed artisan or professional?

The Dallas B.R.A.I.N. (Business Resource and Information Network) provides an easy way to connect with 125 area nonprofits, educational institutions, and government agencies providing technical assistance, access to capital, mentoring, and more. The website works like a matchmaking service—you use … Continue reading

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I’m interested in auto repair and small engines. What does the library offer that can help me?

Our collection of dealer repair manuals and online databases is one of the highlights of the Business and Technology Division, located on the 5th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. We have an extensive collection of repair manuals … Continue reading

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I’m starting my own business. How can I find my target market and who my competitors are?

If you have industry research questions for your new or established business, consulting with the B.R.A.I.N. staff is a good place to start. The Dallas Business Resource And Information Network (B.R.A.I.N) is a partnership between Dallas’ Office of Economic Development … Continue reading

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I’m interested in self-employment or in starting a small business. What help can the Library offer to get me started?

The Dallas B.R.A.I.N. is a partnership between the Dallas Public Library and Dallas Economic Development to support entrepreneurship literacy and local business development. Our new website became live on September 28th.   By filling out the online intake form, you … Continue reading

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I’ve heard that Denton residents will soon vote on whether or not to ban “fracking” in the city. Does the library have any sources that consider both the pros and the cons of fracking?

On November 4, Denton voters will consider a ballot initiative which will ban hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracing” or “fracking”) within the city limits.  As reported in a recent Dallas Morning News article, voter approval of the measure would … Continue reading

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