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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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    Bruce McWhorter, aircraft engine mechanic, was looking for a town to locate his new business. He searched the internet for guidance on the process and called the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center.
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    Tara had some knowledge as she learned from other salon owners how to run their business but wanted more information.  She met with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University ∙ Small Business Development Center.
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    Terry was working in the convenience store business for over 15 years. He was satisfied with the work he did and was quite successful. However, he also had a love for dogs. Thats when he had the idea of a Mobile Pet Grooming business. To find out the feasibility of his business idea he has pleased to learn the ASU-SBDC could help…
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    Edward (Eddie) Martinez owned a small business that specialized in structural wiring solutions for the security and audio/visual needs of his residential and commercial  commercial customers. With his business growing, Eddie began looking for ways to protect his his personal assets, build his brand, and add a sense of legitimacy to his business… 

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    McIntyre DOT Safety Consultants |  “I had several questions and was nervous about several aspects of my business.  Our meeting with Mr. Howard answered those questions and gave us peace of mind to move forward.  His advice also saved us cost in certain software that was also appreciated.” 

Contact Us!

  • ASU-SBDC

    Phone: 325-942-2098
    E-mail: sbdc@angelo.edu
    www.sbdc.angelo.edu

  • Small Business Development Center
    Mailing Address:

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

    Phone: 325-942-2098
    Fax: 325-942-2096
    E-mail: sbdc@angelo.edu

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

    South-West Texas ASU Small Business Development Center Network