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The mission of the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center (ASU-SBDC) is to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and improved management for small businesses in the 10 counties that comprise the ASU-SBDC service area. Those counties are:

  • Irion
  • Tom Green
  • Concho
  • McCulloch
  • Mason
  • Menard
  • Kimble
  • Sutton
  • Schleicher
  • Crockett

 

NEW! Business Tips

  • June 19, 2017
    The United States Federal Government wants to purchase products and services from Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB).
  • May 22, 2017

    Recently, the SBDC hosted a training event that focused on digital marketing. Our guest speaker, Maria Duron, said something that significantly stood out; “If you are not measuring, you are not marketing”.

  • May 08, 2017

    The SBDC has had the opportunity to offer an Employee Handbook seminar in the past as part of our seminar series. In this article, I would like to share some of the information learned regarding the importance of having a well-developed Handbook. 

  • April 24, 2017

    Entrepreneurs who are developing a product (product or process) for commercialization basically have two choices to get their product to the marketplace; manufacture it themselves or license the right to make and distribute to someone else. This process is called licensing out. A license, through a licensing agreement, is a formal granting of the rights to make and sell to another party, who is called a licensing partner. The entrepreneur, or licensor, is usually paid in up-front fees and ongoing royalty payments.

  • April 10, 2017

    Just because you own and operate a small business doesn’t make you an entrepreneur.  A study published in an issue of the Quarterly Journal of Economics revealed a key difference between being self-employed and an entrepreneur.  Researchers found that a business’s legal status, whether it is incorporated or unincorporated, is what separates entrepreneurs from other small business owners.