Mike Nurre has spent years advocating for East Dallas neighborhoods through his involvement in numerous financial and civic groups. Now chairman of the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Nurre has more than 10 years experience owning his own business, Michael T. Nurre & Co. 

Here are five questions with Mike Nurre:

What’s the best part about doing business in East Dallas?

Small business is on the rise. People like to promote and do business with each other directly or through referrals. The chamber has almost 300 members that are right in the middle of this network, and we serve to help them succeed.

What’s the best financial advice you’ve ever received?

Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered.

Do you have a go-to financial resource?

My network of folks who know what I don’t.

What do you wish you’d known about running a business when you were a young professional?

Running any business is a contact sport, so network, network and network some more. To “get” is to first give, give, give and give. The “Law of Attraction” works both in business and in one’s personal life.

What’s the best way to spend money in East Dallas?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 99.7 percent of all businesses are under 500 people, which is very typical of East Dallas. Buying in Lakewood and East Dallas strengthens the neighborhood and gives opportunities for future growth, plus encourages new businesses and startups.


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