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Mission StatementASU-SBDC

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.

We accomplish these goals through counseling, technical assistance, training seminars and workshops, advocacy, research studies, resource information and coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other community business support services.

These activities result in:

  • Improved performance of small business clients.
  • Enhanced economic growth within the service areas.
  • Increased success rate for start-up businesses.
  • More jobs created.

Achievements

Our counselors are certified business advisors in such areas as marketing, human resources, financial analysis, business planning, financing and others. They help small businesses across the Concho Valley to grow and expand.

During fiscal year 2009, the staff of the ASU-SBDC assisted 489 businesses in the Concho Valley area with approximately 2900 hours of counseling. Of these clients, approximately 60 percent were pre-venture and 40 percent were existing businesses looking to expand or improve in some way. Also in fiscal year 2009, the center conducted 76 seminars and workshops on topics pertinent to small business including, start-up, planning, marketing, human resources and accounting and bookkeeping to name only a few. Please click on the “Training Services” or “Events Calendar” tab in left menu to learn more about our training services or to view our upcoming seminar schedule. You can register online or by calling 325-942-2098.

ASU-SBDC consultation helped local businesses grow at more than twice the rate of the average United States business. Additionally, ASU-SBDC staff was responsible for assisting clients in obtaining capital totaling approximately $6 million, creating 280 jobs and saving an estimated 92 jobs.

Thank you for your interest in the Small Business Development Center. Should you have any questions, require any additional information, or have any suggestions on how we might improve our services, please do not hesitate to contact the SBDC office.

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Become A Success Story

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    Terry and Dusty built a successful diesel engine repair business that focuses on the oilfield industry. They came to the ASU SBDC and Director Dave Erickson to discuss creating a new machining business that would complement their existing engine repair business. Currently they have to send out machining work to other machine shops. They had an opportunity to purchase machine shop equipment and began the planning process by working with Erickson. They worked together on structure of business, organizational chart, employee needs, and marketing. The Thompson’s, on their own, built the machine shop building and installed the equipment purchased previously. They are now testing the equipment and will soon be ready for machining business. 

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    Mary has been teaching Zumba classes at Goodfellow Air Force Base for about four years. She wanted to be a small business owner so she contacted the Angelo State University • Small Business Development Center and met with Advisor Paul Howard. 

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    Stormi Walker, LMT, is serious about her business. As a licensed massage therapist for the last five years, Stormi has been able to expand her business size and double her number of locations. Her first business location was a very small facility in Ballinger, Texas. She then realized she wanted to add more services and rent a larger building.

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ASU-SBDC

South-West Texas ASU Small Business Development Center Network