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Jelly Nonprofit Consulting

Angelina Osornio Torres – COVID Relief Programs – Business Retention

Halfmann’s Cake Cottage

Earl Mulley – COVID Relief Programs – Reopened Business – Jobs Retained: 12

Texas Preventative Maintenance Pro

Christopher Anaya - Business Expansion – Jobs Retained: 1

Plateau Brewing Co.

Ross Baxter - Business Start - Jobs Created: 4

Monk Art Gallery and Wine Bar

Roberta Stephens & David Weaver - Business Start – Jobs Created: 2

The Bearded Barista

Nathaniel and Kimberly Turney - Business Start - Jobs Created: 1

ARock Salon

Autumn Brockman - Business Expansion - Jobs Created: 22

Company Printing

Lorenzo and Leslie Lasater – COVID Relief Programs - Jobs Retained: 10

Ranch Road Boots

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

Cowboy Up Chocolates

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

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

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

Medical Arts Pharmacy

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

Street Eats

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

Rise Gymnastics LLC

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

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

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

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 Babiash

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

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

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

BL-Maco, Inc.

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

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

Trucountry Inn

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

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.”

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.”

Gay & Young Motor Company

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

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.”

The Auto Pro’s Body Shop LLC

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

Devils River Liquor

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