• BE INSPIRED: Entrepreneurs are Bucking The Trend in Dallas

    It is often said that 8 out of 10 companies fail within the first two years of launch. Here at The DEC, our goal is to flip that number around so that 8 out of 10 companies actually succeed. But why 2 years? What is so special about 2 years that most companies cannot reach… Read more »

  • How The DEC Filled a Need for Entrepreneurship

    Trey Bowles envisioned a need and quickly met it. He saw the Dallas-Fort Worth area as a burgeoning community of young business owners and leaders, so he led an initiative to launch the Dallas Entrepreneur Center in 2013. They needed direction. He wanted to help this growing group, but “we also felt like that nobody… Read more »

  • Fundraising

    This is the critical stage of connecting entrepreneurs with investors (Video)

    Trey Bowles’ company, Dallas Entrepreneurs Center (DEC), connects up-and-coming businesses with investors. Recently the DEC partnered with Uber for UberPitch, where 35 startups tried to woo six investors. While the event was a success — one entrepreneur called it the best day of his life — the next few months are what really count, according… Read more »

  • Entrepreneurship

    6 Key Elements to Crafting the Perfect Business Plan

    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. Well, I would argue (and I am not alone) that the days of the 50-page business plans with SWOT analyses and Porter’s Five… Read more »

  • Startup

    7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Developing an App for Your Startup

    I get asked all the time, “We’re a startup: what are the biggest mistakes we can avoid when developing an app?” Having been an entrepreneur for more than a decade, with most of that time spent in the custom mobile software development space, it’s a natural question for me to field. And it is a… Read more »

  • Innovation

    Rebirth of The West End Historic District

    For the last several months you may have been hearing about the “Rebirth of the West End”. This historic district located in the heart of downtown Dallas’ Central Business District has been known to many natives as a long lost hub for entertainment and tourism. Well, that is all about to change. This seemingly forgotten… Read more »