Resources to Grow Your Business
What is Registered Apprenticeship? DOL’s Registered Apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training and related instruction through which workers learn the practical and conceptual skills required for a certain occupation, craft or trade.
Texas Business and Commerce Code Title 5 Chapter 71 requires all persons conducting business or providing professional services to file an Assumed Name Certificate in the County in which the person(s) will be conducting their business.
Corporate College and CWED support economic development through strategic planning, encouragement of partnerships for growth, and the provision of responsive, customized training to meet the changing needs of our businesses, community and regional economy. More information can be found on the Collin College website.
The Collin SBDC is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and Collin College. The Collin SBDC provides free business counseling and is prepared to assist in identifying grant and attractive loan opportunities. Find resources for starting a new business, as well as consulting and training services for existing businesses. CollinSBDC.com
LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES?
Chambers of Commerce were founded on the idea that the power of small businesses is mighty when they unite and join forces. This is why our Collin County Chambers are proud to provide our member businesses with affordable health and wellness coverage through the Collin County Employer Health Plan Cooperative.
The Chamber’s Boards of Directors determined that expanding coverage options with Association Health Plans will provide huge support for our business members. Through the Collin County Employer Health Plan the affiliated Chambers will give small businesses the buying power and flexibility of a large business.
1) Is your business located in Collin County?
2) Does your small business have 2-50 Employees?
3) Is your business a member of one of the affiliated participating chambers in the co-op? Click on appropriate chamber listed below to be directed to insurance agents/brokers.
If you answered yes to all 3 questions, then you are Eligible!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to be a Chamber member to join the Collin County Employer Health Plan? Yes, your business must be a member of one of the chambers listed above.
How do I purchase a plan? Contact any of your chamber’s health insurance providers by clicking on your chamber’s link above for their directory.
What are the benefits of the Collin County Employers Health Plan for my company’s health coverage? Benefits include access to unique plan designs and pricing exclusively available to members of our Collin County Chambers of Commerce with an expanded nationwide network.
How much money will my company save? Company savings could be up to 15% depending on company and employee demographics.
Is my business eligible for Collin County Employer Health Plan? If you reside in Collin County and your business is a member of an affiliated Collin County Chamber and you have 2-50 employees, then your business is eligible!
How will my business and our employees be rated? No medical underwriting is required for our Collin County affiliate chambers of commerce members. Guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions. Rating is based on company demographics and census information, not based on health conditions.
When will the Collin County Employer Health Plan coverage first effective date take place? The plan launched on December 1, 2018.
Is this a “skinny” plan? NO, these are NOT “skinny” plans. These are the most popular plans that are offered today to large employers nationwide.
Benefits will include: unlimited lifetime max; preventive care covered at 100%; $0 co-pay telemedicine benefit on most plans (unlimited); personalized weight loss program with one-on-one virtual coaching (included at no cost); quit for life smoking cessation program with one-on-one coaching (included at no cost); maternity benefits and coverage (all plans);prescription drug coverage (all plans); mental health/substance abuse coverage (all plans); $0 doctor visit for children (under 19) available on most plans (unlimited); national network coverage
For more information, email Tami Alexander, Senior Vice President.
27th Annual Collin County Purchasing Professionals Meet and Greet
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Registration: 12:30 PM
Event: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Collin College Preston Ridge Campus
The mission of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation is to improve the economic opportunities and quality of life for all residents of Frisco, with the vision to expand and diversify the local tax base; Create quality job opportunities for all levels of employment; Encourage responsible, diverse growth and development, and; Enhance Frisco’s quality of life as an attractive and desirable place to live, work, play and grow. Find out more on the Frisco EDC website.
Resources include adult classes, online courses through Gale Course and Lynda.com, and computer training. Located at 6101 Frisco Square Blvd Frisco, TX 75034. Contact the library at (972) 292-5669 or email@example.com.
- Gale Course offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
- Lynda.com offers 6,417 online courses in business, technology and creative skills taught by industry experts. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost.
Employers that are members of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce may post jobs on our Job Bank at NO CHARGE. We invite you to see how easy it is to post jobs online today!
Direct access to experts, benefits, and consolidated buying power that has traditionally been available only to large corporations. For additional information, visit the NASE website.
Governor Abbott Announces Approval Of Emergency Designation For Small Business Disaster Loans From U.S. Small Business Administration
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has included the entire state of Texas in its Economic Injury Disaster Declaration and granted access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which will provide long-term, low-interest loans to qualifying businesses across the state.
“Small businesses are the foundation of our state’s economy and they need all the help they can get as the ripple effects of COVID-19 impact their everyday operations,” said Governor Abbott. “Today’s decision by the U.S. Small Business Administration to make Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to qualifying small businesses across Texas is a vital lifeline for Texas small business owners who are doing their best to adapt to these trying times.”
The Governor’s request was driven by COVID-19-related economic losses across Texas related to major event cancellations, loss of walk-in customers, depletion of stock from suppliers, and client cancellations. Governor Abbott also commented on the SBA’s rapid turnaround to a request he made by letter just three days ago.
“The overriding message of this time in history is that we are all in this together,” said Governor Abbott. “From people responsibly remaining at home to protect themselves and their communities to the small businesses adapting to serve them, Texans are showing their willingness to serve the greater good and that’s why we’ll overcome this together. That’s what Texans do. We are not only Texas Strong, we are #TexasBizStrong.”
Texas small businesses who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should visit www.sba.gov/disaster where they can directly apply for assistance. The online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about loan eligibility.
SBA: Disaster Loans Information
TDEM Worksheet Link:
SBA Resources and Guidance Page:
Free business counseling services are offered at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce every Wednesday morning by appointment. SCORE also offers webinars and workshops in the Dallas area. Visit the SCORE website for more information.
Whether you’re already up and running or just getting started, the SBA can help. Find out how on the SBA website.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It is designed to provide small businesses with the practical assistance needed to survive, grow, and prosper. This program is a nationwide small business assistance network that links the resources of federal, state, and local government to those of colleges, universities, and the private sector to meet the specialized needs of small businesses. Our mission is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and existing small businesses remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.
Visit the North Central Texas College SBDC website.
Visit the Collin SBDC website.
Resources for taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million. Visit the IRS website for additional information.
Harness the group buying power of Chamber members nationwide and access pricing typically available for companies with over $1M in purchasing power. You can save across product lines, from technology to furniture, even managed print and janitorial programs. No more working with 10 different vendors or driving all over the city to purchase your supplies – save big by consolidating your purchasing into one easy process! Click HERE to sign up.
TAB works to provide businesses large and small with the tools they need to expand and grow. Find more information on the TAB website.
Office of the Texas Comptroller – The Comptroller is the chief steward of the state’s finances, acting as tax collector, chief accountant, chief revenue estimator and chief treasurer for all of state government.
The eyes and ears in Washington, advocating for business and taking action on legislative issues that impact your business. Additional information on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website.
The local branch of the Texas Workforce Commission is dedicated to matching up job-seekers with companies looking for specific skill-sets. The local office, located in McKinney, has access to statewide databases for potential employees in every industry. In addition, Workforce Solutions provides hiring grants for various industries and a wide array of training initiatives. Visit the Workforce Solutions website.