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The Deadhorse Live Music Venue SBDC Success Story

Economic Impact

  • Business Start
  • 6 Jobs Created
  • Owner Investment
  • Other Loan

After working for The Deadhorse for several years, John Karcher was offered the opportunity to purchase the business. 

Before making the commitment, John wanted to learn as much about business ownership as possible. He was referred to the ASU Small Business Development Center where he was assigned to work with James Leavelle, Senior Business Advisor.

James met with John and discussed a number of topics with business ownership. John also attended a number of seminars hosted by the SBDC. After researching business ownership, John made the decision to purchase the business. He met with James and together they filed for the LLC for the business. John took the steps to do all the other filings required for his business.

“Mr. Leavelle helped do my LLC and was immaculate at teaching the classes I took for the certification program gave me a huge insight to taking over the business as well as helping me understand the business aspect of things I was aware of. Couldn’t have done it without!”

 John A. Karcher