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Hi, my name is Megan Curry and I am a small business owner in Dallas, Texas. I am the founder and owner of dinoHats, where I design, produce, and sell winter headwear for all ages. I have currently been utilizing the Tarrant County SBDC in Fort Worth and have been attending one-on-one small business counseling for the past three months. I can say that this has been the best move that I have made for my business. I have literally constructed my whole business plan by meeting with him, if not every week, to twice a month. We have talked about my marketing strategy, knowing my competitors, how to handle my accounting and finances. We have talked about retail versus wholesale and how I want to take my company, how I want to build it and grow it, the pro's and con's of that, we have projected my financial expenses and incomes. We have talked about implementing and adding in new employees, the manufacturing processes and procedures that come with that. SBDC offers free and low-cost classes and workshops. This has been a blessing to a new start-up like me, who has just come out of a four-year college degree and we don't have the finances saved up. But, I can say that the most successful part about starting and running my own business is that I get to wake up and do what I love every day. I have taken my dream, my passion, something that I have planned on, I have expanded it and put it into action and I get to see my dreams grow. It has been amazing.