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Collin College Small Business Development Center

April 9, 2015 by


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If you are a resident of Collin or Rockwall counties and need help starting or running a small business, contacting Collin College’s Small Business Development Center would be a good first step.

The Collin SBDC is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas, and Collin College, established to promote small business success through free management education.  Confidential consulting is provided at no charge to businesses and residents of the above counties, covering business plans, SWOT analysis, small business loans, hiring and managing, taxes and accounting, and more.  Low and no-charge workshops and seminars are scheduled on topics that are essential to business success—click here to see the training calendar.  In addition, the Collin SBDC provides access to specialized databases such as IBISWorld and Reference USA, the latest business software, such as Business Plan Pro and QuickBooks Pro, and networking opportunities with industry experts and leaders in the North Texas region.

And the icing on the cake is that Collin SBDC is located right here in Plano!  Call for more info.

Collin SBDC
4800 Preston Park Blvd
Suite 114
Plano, TX  75093

Job Candidate Weaknesses

April 2, 2015 by

Here’s a great article I found buried on the Monster.com website that talks about how to put a positive spin on four common job candidate weaknesses. They include: little experience, work history gap, job hopping, and a weak match. The article suggests ways to turn these weaknesses into strengths and help eliminate red flags on your resume when you’re job hunting.