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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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    After working with Paul Howard, a Small Business Development Center Advisor, Orlando was able to hit the ground running in his adventure to start his own health and fitness store… 

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    Jessica and Betsy moved to West Texas after being born and raised in a land far removed from these wide open spaces, New York. They came here to start a new life. Jessica is a trained chef and Betsy has worked in the restaurant business. An opportunity became available. A restaurant that is an icon in Robert Lee, Texas, Twisters was for sale. This was a dream come true for them. They met with Adviser Paul Howard of the Angelo State University • Small Business Development Center to discuss the purchase of this business. Paul suggested they get to work on a business plan and showed them how to do it. Jessica and Betsy met with almost every bank in San Angelo and none were willing to help them. They met with the bank in Robert Lee and they were granted a loan to purchase the business. Jessica says, “Paul helped with business plan and got us on the right track. He has kept in touch with us to make sure we were still OK in the whole process of the building, maintaining on our plan for our business.”

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    Melissa and her husband operated a graphics design business in south Texas when circumstances brought them to San Angelo. They brought their business with them, locating it on the west side of San Angelo. Like any new business or established business in a new location, Melissa found her business struggling…

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