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The ASU SBDC is part of a regional network of SBDCs throughout the South-West Texas Border Network. Our services include confidential, one-on-one, no-cost business advising services by Certified Business Advisors, along with a diverse array of business training events. Some of their areas of expertise include; Business Startup or Expansion, Business Financing, Business Planning, Doing Business with the Government, Loan Proposals, and Marketing. Contact us today to set up a no-cost and confidential appointment with an SBDC advisor.

New! Business Tips

  • Dave Erickson, Director & Certified Business Advisor

    Seven Questions Asked in a Borrowing Situation

    June 18
    In his books Borrowing for Your Business, and Borrowing to Build Your Business, former banker George M. Dawson discussed seven questions typically asked in any borrowing situation. I believe these seven questions can help any business borrower better understand how lenders evaluate their loan proposal. Below is a discussion of the seven questions.
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ASU-SBDC Success Stories

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Keeping Court Rooms Safe across Texas

    November 16

    “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”.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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...
  • SBDC Fox Mac Tule princess 9Jul15 Photographer Danny Meyer

    Fun in the water!

    March 6

    “I am always able to call upon my mentor at the SBA Development Center to assist in keeping my business on track.”

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  • 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...
  • 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.”

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EDI Communications

    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...
  • drei Brüders Rasberry’s Fresh Pork Sausage LLC

    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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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.

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. 

    Values: 

    Integrity, Excellence, Service, & Innovation

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