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About the ASU Small Business Development Center

Business advising session

A Brief History

The Angelo State University Small Business Development Center was created in 1990 to provide business advising and training services to the ten-county area of the Concho Valley. Since its beginning, the ASU-SBDC has assisted thousands of area small businesses with free and confidential business advising and business training to better manage their businesses and to help entrepreneurs create new businesses.

SBDC Staff

The SBDC staff of advisors brings to the table a multitude of expertise gained from their business ownership, business management, and education. Some areas of their expertise include business start-up, business planning, business financing, human resources, marketing, government procurement, and more. In addition, the advising staff goes through a series of business certifications that enhance their advising skills. The SBDC staff also includes a training coordinator who creates and coordinates various events every year. A full-time administrative assistant rounds out the staff by providing excellent customer service to current and potential clients. The center serves the 10-county area of the Concho Valley with certified business advisors who travel to those counties in a monthly “circuit ride” to provide advising and training services to these areas.

Valuable Partners

The ASU-SBDC works hand in hand with lenders, government entities, and other area economic development organizations to promote economic well-being for its service area. Some of those partners include: San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, City of San Angelo Development Corporation (COSADC), Concho Valley Workforce Development Board/Texas Workforce Solutions, West Texas Training Center, Downtown San Angelo, Inc., and other area chambers and economic development organizations.

View Success Stories

  • October 13, 2021

    Media Advantage

    “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

  • June 11, 2019

    Rogue Kitchen

    “We were lost but was found with Dezaray and the SBDC! We have more confidence knowing we have help whenever we need! Looking forward to growing with them!” If you have not had the chance, stop on by and dine in or carry out one of their tasty meals!

  • October 1, 2018

    Engine Pro Machine LLC

    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.  

  • January 10, 2020

    Gay & Young Motor Company

     “Helped formulate the business plan and set up financial projections.”

ASU SBDC Mission & Vision Statement

The mission of the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center is to foster small business success in the ten counties that comprise the SBDC service area. Our vision is to be recognized as the premier business development organization in the Concho Valley.

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Small Business Development Center
69 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo, TX 76903
ASU Station #10910, San Angelo, TX 76909