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    Formal Wear for Every Occasion

    January 1Lala’s Fashion owned by Jerri Fierro offers formal wear, specifically for women. The formal wear includes dresses for quinceañeras, prom, special occasions, bridal and more. Lala’s Fashion offers formal wear to the local community and surrounding rural areas. Ms. Jerri Fierro has managed Kerrie’s Creations in Ozona, TX for two and half years when she had the opportunity to run independently and establish her own company offering only formal wear under Lala’s Fashion.Read more...
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    Beep, Beep!

    January 1John Tufts began considering a new business after seeing the success of pedicabs in cities like Austin, Texas.  In fact, he was so enamored by the concept, he began doing a lot of research into the industry to learn how it is operated and about its target market.  Since his full-time job is in marketing, it was a natural course to take.Read more...
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    Let’s Get Social!

    January 1Natalia recently moved to San Angelo from Houston. She is taking online courses to finish her business degree in Marketing. In the meantime, she started her own business providing social media marketing techniques to other small businesses.Read more...
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    Let Zeke Do It!

    January 1Zeke Salazar knows tires!  He has always been the local go-to-guy when friends and family needed help with anything having to do with tires.  Tires on cars, trucks and even lawnmowers, Zeke can fix it.Read more...
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    Lovely Jewelry and Beautiful Apparel

    January 1Morgan is a full time student, works for a ranch and owns and operates her own online ladies’ jewelry/apparel store.  The business was going well, but she wanted to take it to another level.Read more...
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    We Can Fix It!

    January 1

    James and Lenora Faulkner were living in Midland where he was working as a truck and equipment mechanic for another company. They became concerned with problems in the kids schools such as drugs and gangs. So they up and moved to San Angelo and began home schooling their kids. 

    James decided that he wanted to open his own diesel repair business and operate under the model that he would go to his customer to provide his service. 

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    Essential Datacom LLC DBA E.D.I. Communications

    January 1After 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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    Keeping Your Business Humming

    January 1Stacy and her husband James have always been motorcycle enthusiasts, and with James being a Certified Motorcycle Specialist who worked as a motorcycle technician, they decided to start their own motorcycle repair shop, the “Black Sheep Certified Motorcycle Specialists LLC.”Read more...
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    Gone Native

    January 1

    Kay Thompson owner of Concho Natives established her business in 2010 as a secondary income and home based business prior to retirement. A passion turned into a business that provides quality native and adaptable plants to the Concho Valley area residences, with experienced advice and guidance in landscaping for the “Do It Yourself” gardener. In addition Concho Natives offers contract growing, research space and wholesale services for contractors and other retail nurseries.

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    In it for the Long Haul

    January 1Mr. Ramirez has years of experience driving 18 wheelers in agriculture, but he is now wanting to expand his business to contract for oil companies requiring his services to transport dirt and caliche. Read more...
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    Life is a Fiesta!

    January 1Allison had been working for friends and family over the last couple of years providing invitations for weddings, birthdays and special events.  She works full time but really enjoys doing this in her spare time.Read more...
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    Affordable Engine Cooling

    January 1Jose Guerrero’s passion since youth has been cars. He learned at a young age how to repair cars and later in life he specialized in radiators. With more than 20 years of experience Jose decided to take the next step and start his own business. Starting a new business was not something unfamiliar for Jose and his wife Claudia. They owned a tortilleria years back obtaining some of the knowledge and responsibilities of being self-employed. Read more...
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    Slay Your Design

    January 1Samantha had always been interested in being an entrepreneur.  She was working for a small business owner who sold t-shirts to individuals and sports teams.  The owner was getting close to retirement and asked Samantha if she would be interested in purchasing the business.Read more...
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    Growing Stitch by Stitch

    January 1Stacey Fisher, a lifelong Sonora resident, decided to convert one of her passions into a business, Sew Addicted LLC. The name itself says it all; she is addicted to sewing and embroidering anything and everything possible. She has been passionate for crafting since she was a little girl.Read more...
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    Love and Care Until the Very End

    January 1Julie has worked with animals for over 15 years in a local veterinary clinic.  She owns horses on land she has next to her home.  Over the years she noticed a need for a pet crematorium.  She decided she would use the land to operate a business that will provide this service in a loving and caring way.Read more...

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    Make next tax season easier by preparing now

    January 26

     It is a new year and now is time for tax planning for your small business. I recently attended a seminar on tax planning. The CPA who taught the course did a great job of explaining the elements of good planning for the tax year.

    She highlighted the importance of good bookkeeping. In order to do their job properly, accountants need a current and reliable set of books. In addition, they like to see reconciled bank statements, credit card statements, and note balances either in manual or software form. Completeness is necessary for your accountant to assist you.


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Upcoming Events

February 3rd, 2015

  • Image preview 6:00pm - 8:30pm: Social Media Marketing

    Learn the basics of the commonly used social media networks including Facebook and Twitter and how you can use them to market your business. You will learn why they are so important in today’s business world and which network would be most beneficial for your business. Used effectively, social media marketing can ensure your business stays on your customer’s mind when they need your product or service and can help you build a network of customers and contacts.


    Topics to be covered:

     • Which social media network is right for your business?

     • Pros and Cons of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

     • The Do’s and Don’ts of adding content to your pages and making posts


     Speaker: Andy Allen, Chaos Marketing

    *Please note – you will NOT be setting up Facebook profiles or pages at this event

February 5th, 2015

  • Image preview 6:00pm - 8:30pm: Understanding Financial Statements
    What are your financial statements saying about your business’s health? Learn how to understand your financial statements and how to use them to determine how you can make changes to increase profits and overall success. Attendees will learn how to read basic financial statement formats such as balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, in addition to analysis tools such as break-even points and ratio analysis to learn more about their business.

February 10th, 2015

  • Image preview 6:00pm - 8:30pm: Analyzing & Managing Your Cash Flow

    Managing your cash flow can be tricky! At this training event we will help you better understand how to maximize your cash flow and keep a steady flow moving in and out of your business. We will cover various topics, and key terms to help you manage your cash flow such as: fixed & variable costs, contribution margin, and your break-even point. 

February 17th, 2015

  • Image preview 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Business Brown Bag: Goal Setting for 2015

    EAT. LEARN. NETWORK. Don’t miss this FREE monthly noontime “bring your own brown bag” business focused speaker series.

    Speaker: Lisa Maciejewski-West, President, Gold Star Medical Business Services


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America's Small Business Development Center


South-West Texas Small Business Development Center



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A partnership program with the US Small Business Administration. This cooperative agreement is partially funded by the SBA. 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. 


Leadercast Angelo State

  • Image preview 8:00am - 3:30pm: Leadercast Angelo State: “The Brave Ones”

    Our jobs ask much of us. And so do our lives. Employees, families, our boss. We have every reason to spend our time focused on what we need to do in order to succeed.

    And yet, leadership calls us to more.

Upcoming SBDC Events

February 3rd, 2015

February 5th, 2015

February 10th, 2015

February 17th, 2015

February 19th, 2015

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    Phone: 325-942-2098

  • Small Business Development Center
    Mailing Address:

    ASU Station #10910,
    San Angelo, TX 76909-0910

    Phone: 325-942-2098
    Fax: 325-942-2096



    Physical Address:
    69 North Chadbourne St.
    (Old Coca Cola Administration Bldg.)

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