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Success Stories

October 13, 2021

Ranch Road Boots

“I sincerely appreciates the proactive approach Dave and team have taken to support my business in San Angelo.” – Sarah Ford

October 13, 2021

Cowboy Up Chocolates

“The SBDC guided me in purchasing the business and developing a business plan and goals for company growth.” – Misty Mullin

October 13, 2021

R.M. Electrical Contractors

“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

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

October 13, 2021

Medical Arts Pharmacy

Bryan Abernathy is a long-term client of the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center.

October 13, 2021

Street Eats

“Alejandro helped with all beginning official paperwork process and all advice needed for a first-time business owner.” – Ronnie Cajas

October 13, 2021

Rise Gymnastics LLC

“Rise would not exist without the expertise and assistance of this organization! Absolutely incredible.” – Kevin Kirkland

October 13, 2021

Tacos Locos

“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

October 13, 2021

Christoval Vineyards

“The SBDC has been an incredibly useful resource to us in the process of purchasing, and ultimately running, a new business.” – Bart & Wendy Neff

October 13, 2021

Old Central Firehouse Pizzeria & Taproom

“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

October 13, 2021

Buttercup All Day Cafe

“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

October 13, 2021

San Angelo To Go

“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

October 13, 2021

Longhorn Coffee Company

“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

October 13, 2021

BL-Maco, Inc.

“James is there when I need him. He helped us with our business plan for the EDC.” - Victor & Amanda Esquivel

October 13, 2021

J Bar Meats LLC

“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

January 10, 2020

Trucountry Inn

 “James has been a great help to me in planning my hotel business.”

January 10, 2020

Lonestar Performance Garage LLC

“James has given us great advice and is always there to answer questions. He is always on top of things and makes sure we have what we need and understand what is happening.”

January 10, 2020

Helen’s Bistro & Bakery Chapter 2

“SBDC allowed us to explore new ideas for the relocation and expansion of the business. Financing options are a large part of the SBDC help.”

January 10, 2020

Gay & Young Motor Company

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

January 10, 2020

Centurian Planning and Design LLC

 “The financial education provided by the SBDC has been the most valuable tool for us. We really needed that education since our background was from another technical field.”

January 10, 2020

The Auto Pro’s Body Shop LLC

“SBDC has been instrumental every step of the way and couldn’t be happier with their services.”

January 10, 2020

Devils River Liquor

“She was able to apply for her TABC license, establish an LLC, and develop a marketing plan for her business.”

January 10, 2020

Verdandi LLC

“With the guidance of the Advisors at the SBDC, I have been able to define and implement my business plan and goals. As a result, I have been able to increase sales and revenue and now have the ability to market more effectively.”

January 10, 2020

Hill Country Artisans Gallery on Main

“Our SBDC advisor was most helpful in establishing our goals and obtaining a grant from our local EDC. She continues to assist us with creating an online presence by one on one visits and the class she conducted for our community. Her guidance and counseling have been invaluable for the establishment and growth of our gallery.”

January 10, 2020

Old Central Firehouse Bed and Brew

“The Staff at the SBDC is wonderful. The help guidance and support that we received has been invaluable. We could not have done this project without their help and knowledge.”  “…The work they have done for us and do for other business owners is amazing.”

June 11, 2019

Shine Bright Lube Center & Car Wash, LLC

“The advising team met with Feliciano and conducted a brainstorming session to help him find answers about human resources and price strategy.”

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!

June 11, 2019

Fitness: 1440

“Dezaray and SBDC have been awesome with help and following up with us every step of the way. We greatly appreciate everything they have done!” 

June 11, 2019

Elizabeth Gonzales, LLC

James at the SBDC helped to educate my husband and me on understanding the ins and outs of starting my own business and did it professionally and courteously.”

June 11, 2019

Double U Trucking, LLC

“James has helped me restructure my business plan and smoothly expedited my company’s startup. I would recommend him to anyone.”