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Lone Star Gallery SBDC Success Story

Economic Impact

  • Business Expansion
  • 1 Job Retained
  • EDC Grant

Ruthie Sepeda worked with an SBDC advisor when she first opened her retail store in Junction, TX where she sells all kinds of fun things for locals and tourists alike.

Ruthie has a knack for spotting the most colorful pieces of Talavera Pottery and the most outgoing yard art. Ruthie herself is a creator and artist. She paints all types of beautiful pieces and she even hosts paint and sip parties on site.

Ruthie knew she wanted to do more with her handmade products so she set out to get a grant from the Junction Texas Economic Development Corporation. Ruthie reached out to Advisor Johnson to get assistance developing a plan that explained her vision of expansion. The two worked together on the plan and Ruthie was able to submit it to the Economic Development Corporation.

With the grant funds, she was able to lessen the burden of business expenses so she could focus on the expansion. Ruthie and Advisor Johnson plan to continue working on the development and growth of the business in the coming months.

“Dezaray Johnson has been instrumental in helping my business thrive.”

Ruthie Sepeda