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ASU-SBDC Success Stories

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    Commercial Cleaning & Make-Readys

    July 9
    Lexie had been employed by a commercial cleaning business for a few years. She decided it was time to go out on her own. Read more...
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    Drop by Sometime!!!

    July 9
    Larry has worked in many industries during his life. Some of those include managing a bar, boxing, and as a restaurant server. However, his passion is painting. With his busy schedule, he doesn’t get to paint much but does as much as he can.
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    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...
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    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...
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    A New Approach to Fitness

    January 23
    Matt Cutrer had been working as a personal trainer for several years in fitness centers belonging to someone else.  His dream was to own one of his own.  Matt and his wife (Nora) began talking about that dream but wasn’t sure where to go with it. Read more...
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    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...
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    Essential Datacom LLC DBA E.D.I. Communications

    January 1
    After 15 years, Edward (Eddie) Martinez’s career had reached a plateau where further advancement with his employer would not be possible.  Unsatisfied with that position, Eddie made the decision to step out on his own and start his own structural cabling business.  He and his wife Jenny carved out a corner of their dining room to be his office and turned their home phone into their business phone.   Read more...
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    Three Brothers Pork Sausage

    July 14
    The Rasberrys found that their recipe for making German sausage was becoming quite popular and realized that they had an opportunity to turn something they love – cold smoked sausage – into something profitable. After some talk and consideration, they decided to take their business idea to the next level and began seeking financing. Their lender was receptive their business idea and referred them to the Angelo State University – Small Business Development Center. They were assigned to business advisor James Leavelle. Read more...
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    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...
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    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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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  • Let’s Talk Baseball

    July 14
    Carlos De La Rosa III, former baseball player, started coaching young baseball players interested in developing their skills. His passion turned into an opportunity to establish his business and take the young players into competition. With this business idea Carlos visited with adviser Havins to obtain the necessary guidance to start his business, Southwest Select Show Baseball, LLC. Carlos explained the assistance given, “Adriana helped me start my LLC, and with all the questions along the way. She has been extremely helpful.” Read more...
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    Remote Monitoring Solutions

    February 3

    Gabriel Fernandez and Derek McIntyre joined forces in 2012 to establish their company, Angelo Solutions, LLC. Gabriel owned another company specializing in audio/video and security solutions for residential and commercial customers. When the two created the new business, they sought to expand into the emerging market of Electronic On Board Recording (EOBR) systems.?

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    Using LinkedIn for Business

    August 29

    LinkedIn is a unique social media site that you can truly take advantage of to better your business. This platform is designed specifically for professional networking, finding a job or seeking an employee, discovering sales leads and connecting business to business. With a worldwide membership of over 433 million registered users linked in has risen to be in the top four most visited social media websites.

    Connect, find, and be found:  

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Upcoming Events

August 30th, 2016

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    Navigating the City Planning Department

    At this training event, you will hear from Jon James the Planning & Development Services Director at the City of San Angelo. Mr. James will share information about the various procedures involved in the development process. 

    As a small business owner, this information is key to understanding how to successfully work with the city planning department and better understand the rules and regulations of the city planning process. 

September 1st, 2016

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    The Basics of Marketing & Branding

    Are you ready to increase profits and attract new customers? Marketing is a powerful tool that business owners can use to get noticed and attract new business. However, the many different options for marketing can seem overwhelming. Attend this seminar to learn about the many different types of media and marketing strategies you can use to market your business. You will also learn how to create a strong marketing message to help you earn the best return on your marketing investments.

    Event Fee: $20

September 7th, 2016

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    Small Business Benefits of Government Contracting

    Interested in Federal Government Contracting? Looking to do business with local and state agencies? Find the Missing Pieces to Your Success! At this training event you will learn how to get started with federal contracts, understanding RFPs, searching for contracts, developing past performance descriptions, costing strategies, forming team relationships, understanding key terms, and much more. If you are interested in doing business with the government soon or even a few years down the line you don’t want to miss this informative event!

    Event Fee: No-Cost

September 15th, 2016

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    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. We will help answer your basic business start-up questions and share resources that will help you along the way. At this NO-FEE seminar, you will learn the basics of writing a business plan, how to estimate start-up costs, contacts and resources you will need, and more. You will receive an “Essentials of Starting a New Business” Workbook, and a “Starting a Business in San Angelo” guide to help you begin.

    Event Fee: No-Cost

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This cooperative agreement is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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. 

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  • Champion Sponsor:  KIDY FOX San AngeloChampion Sponsor: KIDY FOX San Angelo

     

     

     

     

     

    Gold Cup Sponsor: The First National Bank of MertzonGold Cup Sponsor: The First National Bank of Mertzon