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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Pull that camper right in here!

    January 1Charlie Bradley watched his hometown of Eldorado begin to grow as the increase in the oil and gas activity in Schleicher County progressed. Knowing the support workers for the petroleum industry usually sought temporary housing, he decided to research requirements for an RV Park.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mobile-friendly websites are in high demand

    April 13

    Recently, Google made an exciting announcement in the way of changes to how users discover mobile-friendly websites. So what does this mean to the user and to the small business relying on potential customers accessing their information from Google searches?

    Today, more and more individuals are using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones to search the Web for information. What this means to the user is that Google is working to provide the best results to you on your mobile device.

    The next time you bring up a search on your mobile device you might see the tags “mobile-friendly.” This designates that the page results will be easily viewed on your device. Don’t spend your time fighting with websites that require you to zoom in and out to read the page; simply choose a “mobile-friendly” website for easier use.

    How does this affect your small business’s website?


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Upcoming Events

May 8th, 2015

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    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.

May 11th, 2015

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    QuickBooks: 4 Part Series

    Our QuickBooks series is a great opportunity for those of you looking to learn more about the program. The QuickBooks Series consists of four face to face seminars. This seminar is perfect for beginners who want to get a basic understanding of the program and how it operates. It also makes for an excellent refresher course for those who are already skilled in QuickBooks. In this open classroom setting we provide hands on training and skills. Each participant is issued a computer and a guidebook to work through different lessons with your instructor. Keep in mind basic computer skills are required.

    Event Fee:  $150

    Event Dates: May 11, 13, 18, & 20.


May 12th, 2015

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    Basics of Bookkeeping

    Need a better way to organize your finances? Want to learn some helpful tips for managing your business’s money? In this seminar you will learn the importance of adequate record keeping for business survival and how to properly organize and manage your business’s financial data.


May 19th, 2015

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    Business Brown Bag: Advertising with Radio

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

    Speaker: John Flint, Foster Communications


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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. 


Leadercast Angelo State

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    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.

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