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
“Assistance in the office layout was effective and used in expanding the operation.” 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...
“The SBDC really helped us to merge our business and with marketing ideas and will projections and forecasting.”Read more...
“Great assistance on redesigning the website to make it more aligned with social media, smart phones, ext., to drive more reservations.”Read more...
“The SBDC has helped me with various parts of the startup process. You come across many unexpected questions and it’s great to have a go-to spot and this has been that.”Read more...
“We went to the SBDC for assistance with financial projections to determine if the business would be a good investment.”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...
“Adriana was incredibly helpful, resourceful, and sincerely cared about my business. She helped me improve my business plan, set up an LLC, and determine startup costs for our relocation.”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...
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 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...
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...
Rico’s Café is now open on the north side of Mason. Eloy Rico, a long time cook, has opened his own restaurant! Eloy has worked for every restaurant in the area and when he decided he would open his very own restaurant. He discussed his idea with the bankers at Commercial Bank of Mason and they suggested Eloy contact the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center. Read more...
“Peggy helped us with our financial projections and business plan. She was amazing in educating us on what to expect so we could be prepared and get started.”Read more...
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...
March 20th, 2018
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
March 21st, 2018
- 6:00pm - 8:30pm
April 3rd, 2018
- 6:00pm - 8:30pm
April 5th, 2018
- 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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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.