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    “I bet this one will match!” – Finally, Joanne Heady with Serenity Quilts of Many Colors, has enough room in her new building.  She built a new building which fronts TX Hwy 87 and expanded her business!  The new, big, red building located on the SW corner is hard to miss!
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    Entrepreneurial success begins in childhood.All it takes is an astute parent to mentor and guide the child to discover they can make money using their talents. Since my last Business Tips article, based on the book “Young Bucks, How to Raise a Future Millionaire” by Troy Dunn, I’ve been searching my memory bank for examples. I’ll share those examples as well as explore some Dunn has identified.
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    It started simple. I had cut some mistletoe out of the tree and hung it above my front door. The grandchildren liked knowing it was there and wanted some to take home. I assured them that they probably already had some growing in one of their trees, but nonetheless they set a plan in motion…
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    How vulnerable are your online accounts? A better password could make the difference between a breach of security or not. Here are some tips to help keep your information more secure.
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    With a little guidance from SBDC Advisor, Peggy Hodges, White Wings leather goods is ready for flight!
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    When was the last time you felt like you had THE next great patentable idea? Many people feel this “spark of genius” at different times, but the idea is already taken, or they fail to keep proper documentation… don’t let that happen to you!
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    Employees who feel disgruntled? Tasks that they could handle being passed up to the manager? This could be a case of lack of employee empowerment. Find out from Peggy Rosser how empowering your employees can lead to greater customer satisfaction…
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    Peggy’s last article in her series based on the book “Getting things Done,” just might help all of us get a little more done…
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    Does your project need an extra push to move forward? Many people are good at the beginning stages of developing an idea, but they tend to fall off when it gets to implementation.
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    Do you struggle with getting things done? One of the most difficult things to do is to wade through a growing pile of to-do lists. Not to worry. There are ways to break down that mountain of tasks and be sure you are in control, not your to-dos. Peggy Rosser shares how.
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    Peggy Hodges continues her 5 part series on “Getting Things Done.”  Do you have a tendency to get stuck on things? Do you experience too much stress? Learn how to move past these hurdles and experience higher efficiency.
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    Devan Cox loves everything about dancing; ballet, tap, jazz, modern and even Zumba!  A lifetime dancer herself, she wanted to bring this particular cultural activity to Junction.
    While working on her business plan, Patricia Whitty, Executive Director of JTEDC, suggested that Devan contact Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center, Rural Advisor Peggy Hodges Rosser.
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    Twenty years ago at the age of 17, Mexico immigrant, Ignacio Ramirez walked from Del Rio, Texas to Mason, Texas. After 17 years of cooking, he and his wife Lisa decided it was time for him to open his own restaurant.  
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    Stressed? Overwhelmed? Not sure how you will possibly get everything done? You’re not alone, and more people these days are feeling the same way. Here’s one thing you can do to improve your ability to, “Get things DONE!”
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    Jim and R.J. Rooney have expanded! They have added City Manager Solutions to their already successful People Smart Tools. City Manager Solutions provides a systematic approach for a city council to provide effective leadership.
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    Clay investigated the possibility of purchasing a Chicken Express franchise and reached out to the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center and Rural Business Advisor, Peggy Hodges Rosser, for assistance.
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    It had been some time since I had been stumped in learning something seemingly so simple as rules in a card game. But it immediately caused me to think about new employees and how they learn and how we teach them.
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    A love of wine and a passion for business led the Dotson-Cervantes team to contact Peggy Hodges. They knew they wanted to start a Texas wine business and Peggy was ready to help. 
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    In addition to helping small businesses, our rural business advisor Peggy Hodges also works with economic development corporations and chambers of commerce to help create better economic conditions for rural small business owners. 
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    Employee retention is one of the best ways to keep your business running smoothly.
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    Whether you are asking a client to pay their bill or justifying a fee increase, it is the preparation before the call that can secure your success. 
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    New employees and new growth have kept Mason Greenstar very busy. SBDC Advisor Peggy Hodges Rosser meets with Mason Greenstar on a monthly basis to provide ongoing assistance with this fast growing, eco-friendly, building materials company.
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    When the Johnson’s approached their banker, Tonya Brown, she suggested they contact Small Business Development Advisor at Angelo State University, Peggy Hodges.
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    When Anothony decided he wanted to own his own Air Conditioning Repair business, his friend and owner of World Class Taxidermy, Justin Mathews (also an SBDC client), suggested he contact the Small Business Development Center at Angelo State University.
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    Owner of The Barrel House, Sue Marchbank, is living her long sought after dream. She has always wanted to own a winery and she has done just that!
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    When Justin Mathews began his taxidermy business, World Class Taxidermy, five years ago in Sonora, he had hoped that someday he would own his own building.
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    Can your business run without you? That is the No. 1 question you must ask yourself as you begin to prepare to sell your business. 
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    Business owners can draw business acuity from a wide variety of sources.
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    I signed one, you probably have signed one, and hopefully the next person you hire will sign one. What are we all signing? A confidentiality agreement, the promise that whatever information we learn about you and your business, we will protect it and not share it.
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    Will I regularly use a cane, a walker or a wheelchair? I cannot answer that question. However, I do know that I will not want to curtail my activities. Therefore I will actively seek stores, restaurants and service providers who provide ease of physical accessibility to their places of business.