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Small Business Development Center

South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network, Angelo State University SBDC

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

Building the Texas economy, one business at a time!

The ASU SBDC is part of a regional network of SBDCs throughout the South-West Texas Border 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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  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47355_JBar_Meats-1.rev.1634151902.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47355_JBar_Meats-1.rev.1634151902.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47355_JBar_Meats-1.rev.1634151902.jpg" alt="Jack & Kim Graves" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18576-j-bar-meats-llc">J Bar Meats LLC</a></h3> “James helped me throughout the entire process of the SBA loan. I feel like he was the sole reason the process was so successful.” - Jack & Kim Graves
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,512,512/34449_Deadhorse_1.rev.1529352949.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,512,512/34449_Deadhorse_1.rev.1529352949.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,512,512/34449_Deadhorse_1.rev.1529352949.jpg" alt="John Karcher" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/16169-the-deadhorse-live-music-venue">The Deadhorse Live Music Venue</a></h3> “ Mr. Leavelle helped do my LLC and was immaculate at teaching the classes I took for the certification program gave me a huge insight to taking over the business as well as helping me understand the business aspect of things I was aware of.  Couldn’t have done it without!”
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47433_Media_Advantage.rev.1634590854.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47433_Media_Advantage.rev.1634590854.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47433_Media_Advantage.rev.1634590854.jpg" alt="Owners of Media Advantage" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18587-media-advantage">Media Advantage</a></h3> “We are big fans of the SBDC, not only for the services they have provided our agency, but for the services they provide to all small businesses. For Media Advantage, we learned about the different certifications we are eligible for and what paperwork is needed. They were also there for all businesses during the pandemic and provided valuable information regarding the PPP Loan. We encourage our clients to reach out to the SBDC so that they can take advantage of the many resources they have to offer. All of the staff have been a joy to work with and we look forward to a long partnership in the future.” - Chrys Forbes & Andi Markee
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47366_CowboyUpChocolates.rev.1634161306.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47366_CowboyUpChocolates.rev.1634161306.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47366_CowboyUpChocolates.rev.1634161306.jpg" alt="Misty Mullin" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18589-cowboy-up-chocolates">Cowboy Up Chocolates</a></h3> “The SBDC guided me in purchasing the business and developing a business plan and goals for company growth.” – Misty Mullin
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2706/47357_SATG-2.rev.1634155721.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2706/47357_SATG-2.rev.1634155721.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2706/47357_SATG-2.rev.1634155721.jpg" alt="San Angelo To Go" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18579-san-angelo-to-go">San Angelo To Go</a></h3> “Alejandro helped us understand the financial aspect of our business, our marketing plan, and a thorough breakdown of our customer acquisition cost through the development of our business plan for expansion.” – Carson Beavers & Preston Wimberly
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/47359_OCF_Pizzeria-1.rev.1634158016.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/47359_OCF_Pizzeria-1.rev.1634158016.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,1800/47359_OCF_Pizzeria-1.rev.1634158016.jpg" alt=" Jody & Michele Bablash " loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18581-old-central-firehouse-pizzeria-taproom">Old Central Firehouse Pizzeria & Taproom</a></h3> “The team at the SBDC and all of their resources have been fundamental in starting our business. We continue to work with them and appreciate their services and hard work.” - Jody & Michele Bablash
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47362_Rise_Gym-4.rev.1634159533.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47362_Rise_Gym-4.rev.1634159533.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47362_Rise_Gym-4.rev.1634159533.jpg" alt="Kevin Kirkland" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18584-rise-gymnastics-llc">Rise Gymnastics LLC</a></h3> “Rise would not exist without the expertise and assistance of this organization! Absolutely incredible.” – Kevin Kirkland
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2838,1892/47367_6L4A3610Blended.rev.1634161836.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2838,1892/47367_6L4A3610Blended.rev.1634161836.JPG 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2838,1892/47367_6L4A3610Blended.rev.1634161836.JPG" alt="Sarah Ford" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18590-ranch-road-boots">Ranch Road Boots</a></h3> “I sincerely appreciates the proactive approach Dave and team have taken to support my business in San Angelo.” – Sarah Ford
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47436_PEcos_Street_-_NEW_PHOTOS.rev.1634591090.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47436_PEcos_Street_-_NEW_PHOTOS.rev.1634591090.JPG 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47436_PEcos_Street_-_NEW_PHOTOS.rev.1634591090.JPG" alt="Medical Arts Pharmacy" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18586-medical-arts-pharmacy">Medical Arts Pharmacy</a></h3>Bryan Abernathy is a long-term client of the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center.
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,889,859/35891_WBF_Mobile_Window_Tinting_2.rev.1544129732.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,889,859/35891_WBF_Mobile_Window_Tinting_2.rev.1544129732.JPG 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,889,859/35891_WBF_Mobile_Window_Tinting_2.rev.1544129732.JPG" alt="Cynthia & Michael MitchellAdvisor: Dezaray Johnson" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/16705-wbf-mobile-window-tinting">WBF Mobile Window Tinting</a></h3> “The SBDC were instrumental in assisting us in starting our business. Their direction and instructions made the process easy. They’re such a great friendly team.”
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2731,4096/47363_Street_Eats-5.rev.1634160036.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2731,4096/47363_Street_Eats-5.rev.1634160036.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2731,4096/47363_Street_Eats-5.rev.1634160036.jpg" alt="Ronnie Cajas" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18585-street-eats">Street Eats</a></h3> “Alejandro helped with all beginning official paperwork process and all advice needed for a first-time business owner.” – Ronnie Cajas
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47364_RMElectric-6.rev.1634160850.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47364_RMElectric-6.rev.1634160850.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47364_RMElectric-6.rev.1634160850.jpg" alt="Rodney Mayberry" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18588-rm-electrical-contractors">R.M. Electrical Contractors</a></h3> “The Zoom online meeting gave guidelines on loan application and provided assurances that while the COVID-19 could be a detriment to business, steady minds and innovative approaches to problems will result in workable solutions.” – Rodney Mayberry
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1276,851/35895_Engine_Pro.rev.1544133426.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1276,851/35895_Engine_Pro.rev.1544133426.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1276,851/35895_Engine_Pro.rev.1544133426.jpg" alt="Danny NuñezAdvisor: Dave Erickson" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/16707-engine-pro-machine-llc">Engine Pro Machine LLC</a></h3> Erickson assisted Danny and Lucy in putting together a business plan and financial projections to submit to the BREP program, which let them see the projected numbers for their new revenue stream. Danny and Lucy were very pleased with the assistance, as was Bob with the BREP program.  
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,526/47435_Christoval_Vineyards_-_web_photo.rev.1634591028.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,526/47435_Christoval_Vineyards_-_web_photo.rev.1634591028.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,800,526/47435_Christoval_Vineyards_-_web_photo.rev.1634591028.jpg" alt="Christoval Vineyards" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18582-christoval-vineyards">Christoval Vineyards</a></h3>“The SBDC has been an incredibly useful resource to us in the process of purchasing, and ultimately running, a new business.” – Bart & Wendy Neff
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3862,2575/47356_BL-MACO-Edited.rev.1634153193.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3862,2575/47356_BL-MACO-Edited.rev.1634153193.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3862,2575/47356_BL-MACO-Edited.rev.1634153193.jpg" alt="Victor & Amanda Esquivel" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18577-bl-maco-inc">BL-Maco, Inc.</a></h3> “James is there when I need him. He helped us with our business plan for the EDC.” - Victor & Amanda Esquivel

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COVID-19: Business Resources and Recovery

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

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Small Business Credit Survey

Small Business Owners: Make your voice heard. 

Owners and key financial decision-makers of for-profit businesses, tell us about your recent experiences. Did your business seek financing such as loans or lines of credit in the last 12 months? How would you rate the financial condition of your business? What effect is the COVID-19 pandemic currently having on your business?

The Federal Reserve’s 2021 Small Business Credit Survey is open for responses, and the ASU SBDC is a partner on this effort. By taking the survey, you contribute to data that directly informs the Fed, federal government agencies, service providers, and others—ultimately benefitting your business and other businesses like yours. Take the 10-minute survey now. 

The survey is open to businesses currently in operation, those recently closed, and those about to launch. The questions ask about business conditions, financing needs, and the effects of the pandemic on your business All responses are confidential.

The survey closes November 19, 2021.

View previous years data: FedSmallBusiness.org

Your participation is greatly appreciated.
Please direct any questions regarding this survey to DALFedSmallBusiness@dal.frb.org


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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.

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ASU-SBDC: Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (10-603001-Z-0049-36). 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.