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ASU SBDC Mission & Vision Statement

  • The mission of the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center is to foster small business success in the ten counties that comprise the SBDC service area. Our vision is to be recognized as a premier business development organization in the Concho Valley. 


    Integrity, Excellence, Service, & Innovation

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    In 2017 the Texas energy and manufacturing sectors rebounded and Texas job growth was in the top ten states in the nation.  In 2018, if oil prices remain in the range of $40 to $60 per barrel, Texas likely will see continued broad-based growth across regions and sectors. With an unemployment rate at a historical low, the biggest challenge facing the state may be finding enough workers to fill job openings.

    Dr. Keith Phillips will take a close look at the factors behind the growth in Texas and how these will influence the state in 2018.

    This event will be held at the ASU LeGrand Alumni & Visitors Center-
    1620 University Ave., San Angelo, TX 76904

    Check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m.

    $15 event fee includes a lunch catered by Kenny Blanek.

    Register Here

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ASU-SBDC Success Stories

  • Massage & Body Essentials

    Relax, Unwind, Smile Inside and Breathe

    July 14
    Nancy Craig was working as a licensed massage therapist in Arkansas when her husband’s job brought them to San Angelo. Nancy explored possibilities of being an employee of a spa or of owning her own business. After learning what she could, Nancy settled on owning her own business and renting a room from a spa. To make sure that she set her business up correctly, Nancy contacted the AngeloState University – Small Business Development Center for assistance. She was assigned to business advisor James Leavelle. Read more...
  • Keeping the Water Flowing

    July 13
    In late summer of 2014, the ASU Small Business Development Center was asked to assist the Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corporation (M-DWSC) with a business/marketing plan and general marketing assistance to use as a tool to produce more revenue. In addition they needed a document to present to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to assist in a restructure.M-DWSC was formed in 1972 as a Texas non-profit corporation for the purpose of furnishing a water supply for general farm use and domestic purposes to its members residing in Concho, McCulloch, Runnels, and Tom Green counties. Read more...
  • Mendez Café

    A Full Stomach and a Smile on Your Face!

    July 14
    Mendez Café started from Tomas Mendez’s dream to open his own restaurant. As mentioned,Tomas Mendez was the head cook for a lot of local popular restaurants in San Angelo. Tomas Mendez decided to take a risk and open his current business in 2011. Read more...
  • Joy’s of the Southwest

    Cha, cha, cha! Good Eats!

    July 14
    “I am so glad that the SBDC program is at Angelo State University.  Peggy has been a blessing and great help with the financing and projections to help me get my loan.  I look forward to her coming to Mason and meeting with me as I grow my company,” current owner of Joy’s of the Southwest, Kyla Rasch stated. Read more...
  • Blue Wren

    Imports for You!

    July 14
    Jessica had always wanted to start her own business. After trying a couple of times with other ideas, she and her father decided to try importing products to the U. S. and wholesaling and retailing them. Read more...
  • Pictured Matt Cutrer & Brandon Smith

    Fitness for you!

    December 14

    “The SBDC really helped us to merge our business and with marketing ideas and will projections and forecasting.”

  • Texas Lonestar Collision employees

    It Is Your Choice Where You Repair Your Vehicle!

    January 31

    “The SBDC has been a tremendous help with the expansion of our newly constructed building that will serve as our new paint area. This will help with adding jobs & increase revenues.”

  • Wicked

    Wicked Good Food!

    February 6

    “Adriana was amazing! She helped us through the whole process of starting our business licenses, permits, etc. I mean everything! Also, she worked with us multiple times to understand Quickbooks.”

  • Sookie Sookie

    December 14

    “The SBDC helped me create a business plan to get approved for a small business loan to purchase an existing jewelry company, Sookie Sookie.”

  • Food transported to you!

    January 17

    “The SBDC has helped me with various parts of the startup process.  You come across many unexpected questions and it’s great to have a go-to spot and this has been that.”

  • Covered Wagon Guest House BNB

    January 4

     “Great assistance on redesigning the website to make it more aligned with social media, smart phones, ext., to drive more reservations.”

  • Puncher Towing & Recovery

    Where should we deliver your vehicle?

    July 13
    If YOU ever have your car break down or if YOU are involved in a car accident when traveling through the Texas Hill Country, there is now a new number to call for immediate assistance! Puncher Towing & Recovery in Mason, Texas can load your car or truck and haul it where ever YOU need for them to take it. Select your mechanic or body shop, and Puncher Towing & Recovery will deliver it there. Read more...
  • Chemicals to Clean is our Business!

    November 29

    “The SBDC opened my eyes to some real inventory issues.  As a result, we have revamped our purchasing process to improve our cash flow.  Also in writing a plan, we have a clearer path of where we are trying to go.”

  • HOPEgrocerybags,

    Help Our Planet Earth!

    July 14
    HOPE grocery bags, LLC started after former teacher Hope Garza decided to make her hobby of sewing into a business by creating fashionable and reusable grocery bags with the goal of Helping Our Planet Earth (HOPE). Mrs. Hope Garza contacted adviser Havins looking for guidance to start her own business. After visiting with the adviser, she decided to enroll into the Small Business Management Certificate Program offered by the SBDC to acquire the basic skills of starting and owning a business. Read more...
  • Steven Short Photography

    Powerful Perspectives

    July 13
    Steven obtained an engineering degree from Texas Tech University. He worked in the industry for a few years, but it was not what he thought it would be. Steven picked up a camera when he was young and he was hooked. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

March 20th, 2018

March 21st, 2018

  • qb 6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Quickbooks: Introduction to the Basics 3 Part Series

    QuickBooks® is one of the most powerful tools you will use in managing your business. This 3 part training series allows students to gain hands-on experience in the day to day operations of using QuickBooks in your small business.

April 3rd, 2018

  • Ready...set... 6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Ready… Set… Go… Essentials to Business Startup

    Ready to turn that business idea into a reality? Join the ASU-SBDC professional staff as they present a comprehensive, basics of starting a new business seminar for entrepreneurs and new business owners.

April 5th, 2018

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ASU SBDC—A partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration: Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact ASU-SBDC at ASU Station #10910, San Angelo, Texas, 76909-0910, 325-942-2098.

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