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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/0,0,4096,2730/47434_IMG_2937.rev.1634590967.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47434_IMG_2937.rev.1634590967.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2730/47434_IMG_2937.rev.1634590967.jpg" alt="Longhorn Coffee Co." loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18578-longhorn-coffee-company">Longhorn Coffee Company</a></h3> “SBDC is a priceless tool for any business! We are so thankful for James Leavelle and all of the SBDC staff! It is so great to know if we need anything the answer is not far away! We really do think of our local SBDC as if they were our business partners!” – Scott & Laurie Deckers
  • <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/0,0,4096,2731/47358_Buttercup_Cafe-11.rev.1634157645.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47358_Buttercup_Cafe-11.rev.1634157645.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47358_Buttercup_Cafe-11.rev.1634157645.jpg" alt="Jesse & Daniel Browning" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18580-buttercup-all-day-cafe">Buttercup All Day Cafe</a></h3> “Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely existence. During the height of the COVID crisis, the contact we made at the SBDC was crucial to knowing what was happening, changing, and important to know regarding financial assistance.” – Jesse & Daniel Browning
  • <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/0,0,4096,2731/47364_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/0,0,4096,2731/47362_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/0,0,4096,2731/47360_Tacos_Locos-3.rev.1634159167.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47360_Tacos_Locos-3.rev.1634159167.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/105/width/380/height/380/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47360_Tacos_Locos-3.rev.1634159167.jpg" alt="David Solis" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </p><p class="subtitle">Success Stories</p><h3><a href="/live/news/18583-tacos-locos">Tacos Locos</a></h3> “We appreciate so much that our advisor was on top of us. He helped us to apply for the new programs. But more importantly, he told us how to improve the business with just getting online. They were an excellent source of information. This pandemic was an excellent way to improve.” – David Solis
  • <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/0,0,4096,2706/47357_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/0,0,3000,2000/34439_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/0,0,800,526/47435_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
  • <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.

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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.

Small Business Credit Survey - Respond Now

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


Training and Events

October 26
10:00am - 11:00am
Virtual
October 28
11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual

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.