- Business Start
- Jobs Created: 10
Jessie and Daniel were new to San Angelo in 2019 and had recently moved from the Big Bend area where they own two businesses. They visited with advisor Alejandro Castañon to help start a new café business.
After being invited to the SBDC’s annual Meet the Lender event, they were matched with a lender that could help them finance the business. They acquired funding in late 2019 and purchased property in a central location that also allowed for a drive-thru window.
In 2020, they faced several challenges that delayed their opening, but they persevered. In early 2021, they opened their doors to an eager audience and are now seeing record revenue week over week.
“Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely existence. During the height of the COVID crisis, the contact we made at the SBDC was crucial to knowing what was happening, changing, and important to know regarding financial assistance.”