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Start-up and Small Business Resources

945-251-7607The Richardson Economic Development Department (REDD) is dedicated to building a vibrant and thriving local economy, which includes attracting and assisting start-up businesses.

Services are free and all information between a client and REDD is kept confidential:

  • Assistance in identifying sources of capital funding
  • Assistance in identifying suitable office/flex/industrial and retail space
  • Identify resources for job training
  • Connection to UT Dallas to identify areas of collaboration
  • Connections to UT Dallas for talent and research
  • Workforce data and wage information
  • Introductions to key business contacts
  • Community orientation and amenities presentations
  • Creating customized packets or residential presentations for relocating employees


Start-Up Resources:

  • Consulting – Organizations that provide consulting services, such as business plan development and review, marketing advice and management support.
  • Capital Resources – Information to help identify sources of funding, state and federal grants and SBA loans.
  • Entrepreneurial Training – Institutions and organizations which offer training resources for start-up businesses.
  • Start-Up Library – Documents and tutorials to aid an entrepreneur in building their business.

For questions, please contact Miguel Esparza at 945-251-7607 or miguel.esparza@cor.gov.


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