Small Business Report Richardson Small Business Resource Guide Click here to download our guide to starting and growing a small business in Richardson. Contents include steps to getting started, funding sources, and links to resources in the Richardson area. Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) Services Services available to aspiring or up and coming entrepreneurs. The services offered are free of charge, and all discussions are kept confidential. Richardson Eco-System for Entrepreneurs Richardson has a supportive business environment to help nurture start-ups. Start-Up Resources Resources and support services are available to entrepreneurs in Richardson.