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The ASU SBDC is part of a regional network of SBDCs throughout the South-West Texas Border Network. Our services include confidential, one-on-one, no-cost business advising services by Certified Business Advisors, along with a diverse array of business training events. Some of their areas of expertise include; Business Startup or Expansion, Business Financing, Business Planning, Doing Business with the Government, Loan Proposals, and Marketing. Contact us today to set up a no-cost and confidential appointment with an SBDC advisor.

New! Business Tips

  • Dave Erickson, Director & Certified Business Advisor

    Seven Questions Asked in a Borrowing Situation

    June 18
    In his books Borrowing for Your Business, and Borrowing to Build Your Business, former banker George M. Dawson discussed seven questions typically asked in any borrowing situation. I believe these seven questions can help any business borrower better understand how lenders evaluate their loan proposal. Below is a discussion of the seven questions.
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ASU-SBDC Success Stories

  • Longhorn

    Long*Horn Coffee Co.

    April 26

    “…we were so very happy with his support and guidance throughout the competition.  James is very knowledgeable in business and startup procedures.”

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  • Pictured Matt Cutrer & Brandon Smith

    Fitness for you!

    December 14

    “The SBDC really helped us to merge our business and with marketing ideas and will projections and forecasting.”

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  • Mendez Café

    A Full Stomach and a Smile on Your Face!

    July 14
    Mendez Café started from Tomas Mendez’s dream to open his own restaurant. As mentioned,Tomas Mendez was the head cook for a lot of local popular restaurants in San Angelo. Tomas Mendez decided to take a risk and open his current business in 2011. Read more...
  • EDI Communications

    Essential Datacom LLC DBA E.D.I. Communications

    January 1
    After 15 years, Edward (Eddie) Martinez’s career had reached a plateau where further advancement with his employer would not be possible.  Unsatisfied with that position, Eddie made the decision to step out on his own and start his own structural cabling business.  He and his wife Jenny carved out a corner of their dining room to be his office and turned their home phone into their business phone.   Read more...
  • Blue Wren

    Imports for You!

    July 14
    Jessica had always wanted to start her own business. After trying a couple of times with other ideas, she and her father decided to try importing products to the U. S. and wholesaling and retailing them. Read more...
  • Angelo Awards

    Angelo Awards

    November 14

    “We went to the SBDC for assistance with financial projections to determine if the business would be a good investment.”

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  • Let’s Talk Baseball

    July 14
    Carlos De La Rosa III, former baseball player, started coaching young baseball players interested in developing their skills. His passion turned into an opportunity to establish his business and take the young players into competition. With this business idea Carlos visited with adviser Havins to obtain the necessary guidance to start his business, Southwest Select Show Baseball, LLC. Carlos explained the assistance given, “Adriana helped me start my LLC, and with all the questions along the way. She has been extremely helpful.” Read more...
  • Wicked

    Wicked Good Food!

    February 6

    “Adriana was amazing! She helped us through the whole process of starting our business licenses, permits, etc. I mean everything! Also, she worked with us multiple times to understand Quickbooks.”

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  • Twin Mountain Fence Company Owner

    Twin Mountain Fence Co.

    March 29
    “Assistance in the office layout was effective and used in expanding the operation.” Read more...
  • Discounted prices to transport your goods!

    October 7

    “Adriana helped us guiding us though an extended process of filing the right paperwork with government agencies.”

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  • HH Autofinder

    March 17

    The ASU – SBDC continues to assist Hunter in all areas of business management as he continues to grow his business.

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  • drei Brüders Rasberry’s Fresh Pork Sausage LLC

    Three Brothers Pork Sausage

    July 14
    The Rasberrys found that their recipe for making German sausage was becoming quite popular and realized that they had an opportunity to turn something they love – cold smoked sausage – into something profitable. After some talk and consideration, they decided to take their business idea to the next level and began seeking financing. Their lender was receptive their business idea and referred them to the Angelo State University – Small Business Development Center. They were assigned to business advisor James Leavelle. Read more...
  • Your wellness is our priority!

    November 30

    “Adriana was incredibly helpful, resourceful, and sincerely cared about my business. She helped me improve my business plan, set up an LLC, and determine startup costs for our relocation.”

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  • Customization for all your AV Components!

    November 18

      “Peggy helped us with our financial projections and business plan.  She was amazing in educating us on what to expect so we could be prepared and get started.” 

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  • Keeping Court Rooms Safe across Texas

    November 16

    “Paul and Dezaray have both brought such valuable help to our start-up process. They have both been available when we have had the need to reach out for assistance”.

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ASU SBDC—A partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration: Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact ASU-SBDC at ASU Station #10910, San Angelo, Texas, 76909-0910, 325-942-2098.

ASU SBDC Mission & Vision Statement

  • The mission of the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center is to foster small business success in the ten counties that comprise the SBDC service area. Our vision is to be recognized as a premier business development organization in the Concho Valley. 

    Values: 

    Integrity, Excellence, Service, & Innovation

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