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Mission StatementASU-SBDC

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.

We accomplish these goals through counseling, technical assistance, training seminars and workshops, advocacy, research studies, resource information and coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other community business support services.

These activities result in:

  • Improved performance of small business clients.
  • Enhanced economic growth within the service areas.
  • Increased success rate for start-up businesses.
  • More jobs created.

Achievements

Our counselors are certified business advisors in such areas as marketing, human resources, financial analysis, business planning, financing and others. They help small businesses across the Concho Valley to grow and expand.

During fiscal year 2009, the staff of the ASU-SBDC assisted 489 businesses in the Concho Valley area with approximately 2900 hours of counseling. Of these clients, approximately 60 percent were pre-venture and 40 percent were existing businesses looking to expand or improve in some way. Also in fiscal year 2009, the center conducted 76 seminars and workshops on topics pertinent to small business including, start-up, planning, marketing, human resources and accounting and bookkeeping to name only a few. Please click on the “Training Services” or “Events Calendar” tab in left menu to learn more about our training services or to view our upcoming seminar schedule. You can register online or by calling 325-942-2098.

ASU-SBDC consultation helped local businesses grow at more than twice the rate of the average United States business. Additionally, ASU-SBDC staff was responsible for assisting clients in obtaining capital totaling approximately $6 million, creating 280 jobs and saving an estimated 92 jobs.

Thank you for your interest in the Small Business Development Center. Should you have any questions, require any additional information, or have any suggestions on how we might improve our services, please do not hesitate to contact the SBDC office.

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Become A Success Story

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    Cindy Warren had an idea for a product that would help people work faster, improve their safety, and increase efficiency… and she knew people needed it. She decided it was time to start a business to fill a growing need and contacted the ASU-SBDC for advising assistance to help market her business. SBDC Advisor James Leavelle saw the value in the idea and they started to work together to develop ideas…
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    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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    Every successful business either satisfies a need, a perceived need, or a desire. Cindy Warren realized through personal experience and work-related experience that cell phone service in remote areas of West Texas could be spotty at best. She researched the issue and learned there was a product available to help boost cell phone signals and provide better service in these remote areas.

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ASU-SBDC

South-West Texas ASU Small Business Development Center Network