ASU Small Business Development Center
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.
Integrity, Excellence, Service, & Innovation
In 2017 the Texas energy and manufacturing sectors rebounded and Texas job growth was in the top ten states in the nation. In 2018, if oil prices remain in the range of $40 to $60 per barrel, Texas likely will see continued broad-based growth across regions and sectors. With an unemployment rate at a historical low, the biggest challenge facing the state may be finding enough workers to fill job openings.
Dr. Keith Phillips will take a close look at the factors behind the growth in Texas and how these will influence the state in 2018.
This event will be held at the ASU LeGrand Alumni & Visitors Center-
1620 University Ave., San Angelo, TX 76904
Check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m.
$15 event fee includes a lunch catered by Kenny Blanek.
ASU-SBDC Success Stories
“Adriana helped us guiding us though an extended process of filing the right paperwork with government agencies.”Read more...
Steven obtained an engineering degree from Texas Tech University. He worked in the industry for a few years, but it was not what he thought it would be. Steven picked up a camera when he was young and he was hooked. Read more...
Nancy Craig was working as a licensed massage therapist in Arkansas when her husband’s job brought them to San Angelo. Nancy explored possibilities of being an employee of a spa or of owning her own business. After learning what she could, Nancy settled on owning her own business and renting a room from a spa. To make sure that she set her business up correctly, Nancy contacted the AngeloState University – Small Business Development Center for assistance. She was assigned to business advisor James Leavelle. Read more...
“The SBDC has been a tremendous help with the expansion of our newly constructed building that will serve as our new paint area. This will help with adding jobs & increase revenues.”Read more...
The ASU – SBDC continues to assist Hunter in all areas of business management as he continues to grow his business.Read more...
“The SBDC opened my eyes to some real inventory issues. As a result, we have revamped our purchasing process to improve our cash flow. Also in writing a plan, we have a clearer path of where we are trying to go.”Read more...
“The assistance to Christoval made with and through SBDC connections have been critical to achieving successes thus far, including improved, sustainable quality of life and to forward movement toward better days for the community.”
HOPE grocery bags, LLC started after former teacher Hope Garza decided to make her hobby of sewing into a business by creating fashionable and reusable grocery bags with the goal of Helping Our Planet Earth (HOPE). Mrs. Hope Garza contacted adviser Havins looking for guidance to start her own business. After visiting with the adviser, she decided to enroll into the Small Business Management Certificate Program offered by the SBDC to acquire the basic skills of starting and owning a business. Read more...
“The SBDC really helped us to merge our business and with marketing ideas and will projections and forecasting.”Read more...
“The SBDC has helped me with various parts of the startup process. You come across many unexpected questions and it’s great to have a go-to spot and this has been that.”Read more...
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...
“…we were so very happy with his support and guidance throughout the competition. James is very knowledgeable in business and startup procedures.”Read more...
“Great assistance on redesigning the website to make it more aligned with social media, smart phones, ext., to drive more reservations.”Read more...
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...
“The SBDC, Peggy Rosser, was very helpful in navigating the small business issues unique to our circumstances.”Read more...
New! Business Tips
December 12th, 2017
- 6:00pm - 8:30pm
December 19th, 2017
- 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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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.