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Rural Business Program

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Our Mission

The mission of the ASU-SBDC rural business program is “To support small business growth and development in economically distressed rural communities throughout the Concho Valley area.”

The ASU-SBDC Rural Business Advisors, Peggy Rosser and Adriana Havins, can provide advisory services, research, strategic planning, business and resource development for small to medium-sized businesses, economic development corporations, communities, and local governments.

The mission of the ASU-SBDC rural business program is “To support small business growth and development in economically distressed rural communities throughout the Concho Valley area.”

The Rural Business Program offers clients targeted and customized services designed to meet their needs drawing from a number of resources.

 

Business Advisory Services

Targeted counseling and training for small to medium-sized business clients in the following areas:

  • Business Plans
  • Loan Proposals
  • Contracting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Financing
  • International Trade
  • Research and Marketing
  • Technology Research and Marketing

 

Capacity Building Services

The rural business program can also provide capacity building services for communities, local governments, Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Corporations.

  • Community Assessments
  • Economic Base Analysis
  • Facilitation of Workforce Development
  • Feasibility Studies Gap Analysis
  • Gap Analysis Targeted Industry Studies
  • Leadership Development
  • Project Management Resource & Development
  • Targeted Industry Studies Leadership Development
  • Vision and Strategic Planning

 

Rural Business Advisors

Peggy Hodges Rosser

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Master of Arts, Certified Business Advisor IV, Business Development Specialist
Contact:
peggy.rosser@angelo.edu
Phone: 325-657-9217

Service Area:  Tom Green | Concho | McCulloch | Mason | Menard | Kimble 


Adriana Balcorta Havins

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Certified Business Advisor II, Business Development Specialist
Contact:  adriana.balcorta@angelo.edu 

Phone: (325) 942-2098

Service Area:
Tom Green |  Crockett | Irion | Sutton | Schleicher 

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SBDC Rural News

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    Many times, the bank’s new accounts assistant will request you secure a DBA before opening the checking account.

    The DBA as it is called is an acronym for “Doing Business As.”

    This name is also referred to as a trade name or an assumed name. If you choose a name for your business as anything other than your own personal name, then you need to register it…

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