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69 N. Chadbourne St.
San Angelo, TX 76903
325-942-2098

Small Business Development Center

Building the Texas Economy, One Business at a Time

The ASU SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is part of a regional network of SBDCs throughout the Texas South-West Network. Our services include confidential, one-on-one, no-cost business advising services by Certified Business Advisors, along with a diverse array of business training events. Some of their areas of expertise include; Business Startup or Expansion, Business Financing, Business Planning, Doing Business with the Government, Loan Proposals, and Marketing. Contact us today to set up a no-cost and confidential appointment with an SBDC advisor.

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HR Minute for February 2024

Independent Contractor Final Rule Released. You may have heard that the Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule regarding the independent contractor classification that will take effect March 11. This rule has somewhat codified definitions and restrictions that were already effectively being used in audit and investigation. 

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  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55221_BubbaDsPhotos_15_1.rev.1697825073.jpg 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2730" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19229-bubba-ds-barbecue">Bubba D’S Barbecue</a></h3><p> “The SBDC of San Angelo has made my dreams a reality, and for that I am forever grateful. I will continue to have more sessions with the SBDC in the coming days to help better myself to have a more successful business.”</p>
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,417,2730,3144/55229_Royal_Touch-2.rev.1697826274.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2730" data-max-h="2727" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19231-the-royal-touch-pet-sitting">The Royal Touch Pet Sitting</a></h3><p> “The quality of help I have received could not be bought, even if funds were available. I find it miraculous that this kind of help is offered at no charge. I am learning how to use information and materials that before were non-existent or only a dream. My advisor, Dezaray, is knowledgeable in all areas of our work and always seems genuinely interested in the growth and image of my business. I could not be more delighted than I am in working with her.”</p>
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png 3x"/> <source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3606,3605/55227_Hasty_Distributing_2.0.rev.1697825901.png 3x" data-max-w="3606" data-max-h="3605" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19237-hasty-distributing">Hasty Distributing</a></h3><p> “The SBDC has been a valuable resource in completing my business plan. During this process I was sent information on a grant through Texas Women’s University for Women Entrepreneurs and received $5000. I am grateful for having SBDC as a resource to guide me as I grow my business.”</p>
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55224_DBAT-7.rev.1697825582.jpg 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2730" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19233-dbat-san-angelo">DBAT San Angelo</a></h3><p> “Hard work pays off, and having the guidance of the SBDC available to me during a time that everything was new, being able to lean on them, the SBDC was helpful in starting the business and again with advertising.”</p>
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55228_Chicken_Farm_2.rev.1697825924.JPG 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2730" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19239-chicken-farm-ventures-llc">Chicken Farm Ventures LLC</a></h3><p> “James has been awesome in providing guidance in purchasing our new business! He has warned us against pitfalls and taught us new ways to look at our financials to determine our purchase viability. We are looking forward to working with James in more detail on scaling our new business and improving our business operations.”</p>
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/638,204,3121,2689/55225_IMG_5239.rev.1697825681.JPG 3x" data-max-w="2483" data-max-h="2485" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19234-angelo-appraisals">Angelo Appraisals</a></h3><p> “Dezaray Johnson and Dave Erickson were invaluable in helping me obtain my SBA Loan. They were professional and helpful every step of the way. The SBDC is an asset to our community.”</p>
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55222_FroYo-6_1.rev.1697825327.jpg 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2730" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19230-froyo-sweets-downtown">FroYo & Sweets Downtown</a></h3><p> “Dezaray, you have been such a great resource. I truly am thankful for you, your support, and all the knowledge you pour into me.”</p>
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55220_Reyes_Diesel_2.rev.1697824841.JPG 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2730" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19228-reyes-diesel-services">Reyes Diesel Services</a></h3><p> “The advisors at SBDC are very knowledgeable and take pride in helping their clients.”</p>
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.jpg" alt="" width="380" height="380" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/55226_SBDC_PRE-EZ-1.rev.1697825749.jpg 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2730" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle"> Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/19236-duck-ees-llc-dba-pre-ez">Duck-ees LLC, dba PRE-EZ</a></h3><p> “James was highly knowledgeable and very helpful. He helped us prepare our cashflow projections for the SBA loan.”</p>

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ASU SBDC offers a variety of online learning options that feature lessons and resources hosted by the ASU SBDC and our partners. 

Small Business Management Certificate Program

Starting a new business is an overwhelming challenge. The ASU-SBDC developed the Small Business Management Certificate Program to help meet the needs of aspiring small business owners. The program will help participants build essential business skills and knowledge on how to run a successful business. Once you complete the requirements, you will receive your SBMCP certificate.

Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact  ASU-SBDC at ASU Station #10910, San Angelo, Texas, 76909-0910, 325-942-2098.