ASU Small Business Development Center
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
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.
ASU-SBDC Success Stories
The ASU – SBDC continues to assist Hunter in all areas of business management as he continues to grow his business.Read more...
“…we were so very happy with his support and guidance throughout the competition. James is very knowledgeable in business and startup procedures.”Read more...
“We went to the SBDC for assistance with financial projections to determine if the business would be a good investment.”Read more...
“The SBDC helped me create a business plan to get approved for a small business loan to purchase an existing jewelry company, Sookie Sookie.”Read more...
“Paul and Dezaray have both brought such valuable help to our start-up process. They have both been available when we have had the need to reach out for assistance”.Read more...
“Adriana helped us guiding us though an extended process of filing the right paperwork with government agencies.”Read more...
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...
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...
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...
“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.”Read more...
“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.”Read more...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
New! Business Tips
February 27th, 2018
- 6:00pm - 8:30pm
March 1st, 2018
- 3:00pm - 5:30pm
March 6th, 2018
- 6:00pm - 8:30pm
March 20th, 2018
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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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.