In the age of coronavirus, many small businesses and entrepreneurs are grappling with how to get much needed funding in order to enable their businesses to continue. We have put together a list of 5 Tips for companies looking for funding during these uncertain times.

Tip #1: Apply to Many…


18 Favorite FREE tools to help you get through Corona.

I saw this wonderful article at Entrepreneur.com a few days ago and I wanted to pass along a few of the tools that I like the best. What started out as 65 Free Tools To Help… has now become an article with 111 free tools and I am sure this…


The last week since the extent of the coronavirus severity has been a nightmare of biblical proportions and there has been more and more uncertainty every day. This is affecting all of us and has ramifications personally, professionally, mentally and psychologically…and for entrepreneurs.

BAD NEWS: No one knows when this…


It’s true that we talk a lot about the growth of the startup community in Dallas — and for good reason. We have one of the greatest burgeoning startup communities in the country. …


This spring has been a busy and special time for all of us at The DEC. We helped facilitate the 4th Annual TechStars Dallas Startup Week (the most highly attended DSW week yet with more than 6,000 attendees), held the 5th Annual State of Entrepreneurship with nearly 1200 attendees, we…


Almost five years ago we began this journey that is The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) under one key premise, how do we help entrepreneurs in DFW start, build, and grow their businesses. We do in that in three key ways:

1. Education

2. Mentorship

3. Community

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC) in The West End Historic District of downtown Dallas.

Our belief was…


The new location for Capital Factory and The DEC is locate at the corner of Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs.

In partnership with the Capital Factory, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center will be launching a new location at the newly renovated office space that already boasts innovation and entrepreneurial tenants such as RewardStyle, Salesforce, and Glass Media (former DEC members).

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC) was founded in 2013 with the expressed mission to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses. We do this in several different ways including but not limited to: education, training, mentorship, events/programs, promotion and access to capital. Our goal has been to…


You have heard it said that everything is bigger and better in Texas! Well, I for one would agree with that but the only thing that could make Texas even better would be if organizations within Texas started to collaborate even more than they already do… Well today, that happened…

The DEC and Capital Factory combine forces to offer entrepreneurs across the state the best of all resources for entrepreneurs

This morning the Dallas and Austin entrepreneurial ecosystems combined forces. The Capital Factory, insert and The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC) announced a key partnership that will bring the Capital Factory accelerator to Dallas.


January 10, 2017

6 Key Elements to Crafting the Perfect Business Plan

You often hear people talk about the importance of a business plan or the process of learning how to write a business plan. …


Win or lose, startup pitch competitions represent a great opportunity for your business to generate buzz, connect with potential mentors and advisors, and even begin the process of securing investors. Pitch competitions can also help you to sharpen and hone your mission, strategy and other key components of your business…

Trey Bowles

I like to start things. Currently working on The DEC, Dallas Innovation Alliance, Startup Champions Network and Mayor’s Star Council. @treybowles

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