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The Bookkeeper Girl

Kim Pollard Founder & President BookkeeperGirl Kim started her company with a laptop, loyal client, and a heart full of Faith ten years ago. This Texas girl’s passion for helping other small business owners succeed has contributed a great deal to her own, Now National, company’s success. Her authentic, entrepreneurial bigger than life personality continues to inspire others to success! Your Company “BS” Your financial BS (“BALANCE SHEET,” Keep it clean folks!) is the biggest piece of financial literacy you need to implement and understand every week. Regardless of the financial software or what bookkeeper, (maybe you’re doing your...

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Kauffman Foundation

Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Victor Hwang, Spoke at the event on Feb. 16. Here are additional links: To the speeches and report To the Zero Barriers to Startup campaign   2017 State of Entrepreneurship Address: Zero Barriers Victor Hwang Vice President, Entrepreneurship Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation February 16, 2017 Wendy mentioned that we are launching the Zero Barriers movement today.  But what do we mean when we say “Zero Barriers to Startup”? If we truly believe that everyone has a fundamental right to turn an idea into an economic reality, regardless of who you are or where...

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Texas Wide Open For Business

The Department of Business Assistance (DBA) serves Texas businesses and communities and works to strengthen their competitiveness by promoting international trade, foreign direct investment, business retention and expansion (BRE), as well as small business advocacy and entrepreneurial support. TRADE & EXPORTS As the top exporting state in the nation for 14 consecutive years, Texas, with over $251 billion in exports for 2015, continues to be the leader in international trade. With its unique combination of strategic location, the largest U.S. rail and road infrastructure, the most U.S. ports of entry, a multilingual workforce twice the national average, a vibrant...

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State Energy Conservation Office Programs

State Energy Conservation Office Programs State Energy Conservation Office Programs LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program ( 10 Tex. Gov. Code §2305.032): LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program provides financing of energy and water efficiency measures for public facilities. Borrowers that receive a LoanSTAR loan repay the principal of and interest on the loan from the energy savings that result from the energy-related cost-reduction retrofits. Borrowers may include state agencies, universities, and political subdivisions. Retrofitted buildings have has saved taxpayers more than $385 million and have prevented the release of 9,644 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), 3.0 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)...

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SECO – State of Texas

Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy Although the state does not have a tax exemption program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are a few allowable tax exemptions and deductions. Questions? If you have questions, contact the Comptroller of Public Accounts, Tax Policy Division, toll-free: Franchise tax questions: 1-800-252-1382 Property tax questions: 1-800-252-9121, ext. 5-9999 or (512) 305-9999 Solar and Wind-Powered Energy Devices Property Tax Exemption 1 Tex. Tax Code §11.27 Texas offers this property tax exemption that allows residents to take...

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