January 01, 2015
Kay Thompson owner of Concho Natives established her business in 2010 as a secondary income and home based business prior to retirement. A passion turned into a business that provides quality native and adaptable plants to the Concho Valley area residences, with experienced advice and guidance in landscaping for the “Do It Yourself” gardener. In addition Concho Natives offers contract growing, research space and wholesale services for contractors and other retail nurseries.
Kay has been working with the SBDC since the beginning of her journey. In 2014 Kay met adviser Havins to obtain assistance trying to develop her business and prepare it to be self-sufficient and turn into a source of income for her retirement. Due to the drought this goal has become a challenge for the small business owner. Adviser Havins was able to assisted client in setting some goals and expand on areas that she could explore.
Kay Thompson describes adviser Havins and the SBDC services as follow “I want expend my appreciation for your ongoing support. I have never had an encounter with any of the staff that did start with a smile and end with words of encouragement. As you most know I had taken some of the classes in the past (2011) at random when time allowed, decided to take to full SBMCP to get energized, confident, and reassured I was on the right path, and that is exactly what I got! Thanks again, look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.” Adviser Havins continues to work with Kay Thompson in different areas of her business.