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ASU Small Business Development Center

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

David Erickson Director &  Certified Business Advisor      

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SBDC and COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID19 crisis beginning in March of this year, the ASU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff has helped many small business owners obtain emergency funding due to the shutdown of non-essential businesses. 

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  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,512,512/34449_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/0,0,1164,653/35887_RDI_FY18_5.rev.1544127038.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1164,653/35887_RDI_FY18_5.rev.1544127038.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1164,653/35887_RDI_FY18_5.rev.1544127038.jpg" alt="Jason BradleyAdvisor: James Leavelle" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/16165-rdi-fabricators">RDI Fabricators</a></h3> “Mr. Leavelle helped in giving the resources needed to make a presentation to the bank and to Mr. Dicke in order to receive financing.”  Jason is now the 100% owner of the business.
  • <p><picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3000,2000/34439_Big_Hungry.rev.1529350164.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3000,2000/34439_Big_Hungry.rev.1529350164.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3000,2000/34439_Big_Hungry.rev.1529350164.jpg" alt="Billy DaleAdvisor: Dezaray Johnson" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/16164-big-hungry-cafe">Big Hungry Cafe</a></h3> “The SBDC employee has been a great asset to my business. Helping in all aspects without the help I might not have made it. I am still not over the hump but feel like with continued help, I will succeed.”
  • <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.”
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San Angelo To Go wins business plan competition, 40,000 check

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San Angelo To Go wins business plan competition

San Angelo To Go, a food delivery company in San Angelo, won this year’s San Angelo Business Plan Competition and its top prize of $40,000 in cash. San Angelo To Go was established in 2015 and is owned and operated by Carson Beavers, Preston Wimberly and Cameron Jenkins.
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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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2020 San Angelo Business Plan Competition

In its fifth year, the 2020 San Angelo Business Plan Competition is a three-phase business plan competition with cash prizes totaling $70K as well as in-kind prizes donated by local businesses. The competition is made up of three phases. Phase I is the first entry point and consists of a two-page business overview along with the entry form which are due August 3rd, 2020. The competition is open to those who want to develop a new business or expand an existing business in San Angelo. View the complete competition guidelines to learn more about the three phases of the competition and the eligibility requirements.

Training and Events

March 9
11:00am - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
March 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Webinar

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-0049-34). 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.