Mesquite Bean Café & Catering Co.
January 01, 2012
An opportunity became available for Pam to open a small sandwich shop in a recently vacated spot in the Cactus Hotel. She had been in the banking industry, but had always wanted her own business. This seemed to be the perfect time. Pam’s husband, Tom, has been in the restaurant business and offered to help, but Pam wanted additional assistance and met with advisor
Paul Howard at the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center. Paul suggested Pam begin working on a business plan before approaching a lender for financial help. He also recommended Pam attend some of the many seminars available through the SBDC. Pam, with help from her husband, began developing a business plan. She presented it to a lender and was approved for a loan. Pam says, “The SBDC helped me develop a business plan to prepare the financial proposal for the bank.”
Downtown San Angelo now has a new eating establishment and other businesses are looking to open in the area. Mesquite Bean Café & Catering Co. created seven new jobs for the city and shoppers and employees have another place to have lunch.