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  • Randy & Margie Kiser
    3 Nail Ironware

    “We have been very satisfied with the SBDC. We started with them 28 years ago and they helped build our business as Kiser Iron Works. We decided to start a new business or change our business model form Custom to Retail, we have now changed over to 3 Nail Ironware and they have been very helpful in branding, marketing and addressing problems we locate as they arise.”

  • Jo Griffin
    Concho Valley Catering

    “The guidance provided has been wonderful. The step by step guide to setting up a business is wonderful.”

  • Cynthia & Michael Mitchell
    WBF Mobile Window Tinting

    “The SBDC were instrumental in assisting us in starting our business. Their direction and instructions made the process easy. They’re such a great friendly team.”

  • William Narro
    Auto Pro’s Body Shop LLC

    “James Leavelle and the SBDC were instrumental in getting our SBA loan approved and our LLC formed and things moving in the right direction.  Highly recommend their services!”

  • Randy & Margie Kiser
    3 Nail Ironware

    “We have been very satisfied with the SBDC. We started with them 28 years ago and they helped build our business as Kiser Iron Works. We decided to start a new business or change our business model form Custom to Retail, we have now changed over to 3 Nail Ironware and they have been very helpful in branding, marketing and addressing problems we locate as they arise.”

  • William & Ada Narro
    The Auto Pro’s Body Shop, LLC

    “James Leavelle and the SBDC were instrumental in getting our SBA loan approved and our LLC formed and things moving in the right direction.  Highly recommend their services!”

  • Maria Perez-Scarlett
    Jalapenos Locos Restaurant

    Adriana with “compliance information for both city and county…and listing of resources available to small business owners.”

  • Tapia & Sons Company LLC, dba America’s Trucking

    “Adriana helped by guiding us through all the processes, giving us the tools and knowledge we needed to start our business”

  • Teri L. Ervin 
    Rusty Bell

    “SBDC was very helpful with my business plan which lead to me getting my EDC loan.”

  • Meagan Jones
    LuLa Roe

    “Dezaray and the SBDC have been there for my business and me from the beginning with any questions I have! I am so grateful for their help.”

  • Twin Mountain Fence Company Owner
    Twin Mountain Fence Co.

    “Assistance in the office layout was effective and used in expanding the operation.”

  • Danny Nuñez
    Engine Pro Machine LLC

    Erickson assisted Danny and Lucy in putting together a business plan and financial projections to submit to the BREP program, which let them see the projected numbers for their new revenue stream. Danny and Lucy were very pleased with the assistance, as was Bob with the BREP program.  

  • Tiffany Ohman
    New Roots Senior Transition Specialists

    “SBDC advisors have assisted me in my website design and our online presence.  We are adding to our staff in 2018 in order to handle the demands of future business.”  

  • Jason Bradley
    RDI Fabricators

    “Mr. Leavelle helped in giving the resources needed to make a presentation to the bank and to Mr. Dicke in order to receive financing.”  Jason is now the 100% owner of the business.

  • Billy Dale
    Big Hungry Cafe

    “The SBDC employee has been a great asset to my business. Helping in all aspects without the help I might not have made it. I am still not over the hump but feel like with continued help, I will succeed.”

  • Robbie & Erin Betts
    Betts Powersports, LLC

    The need for growth took us by surprise and James kept us grounded and looking in the right direction.” Additionally, they said the business plan, “was outstanding and thorough. I really feel that the process of purchasing our new commercial property was expedited because of James help and expertise.

  • Aaron Brosh
    Legacy Electric LLC

    “The SBDC gave me loan advice. They also helped me understand the process. They helped me in every step from setting up a LLC to marketing ideas.”

  • Yazmin Gardea
    La Carbonera Chicken

     Yazmin described the advice provided by advisor Havins as “invaluable assistance that started from the planning of the idea, development, and guidance in anything related to our business”

  • Candi & Brian Rasberry
    Drei Bruders Rasberry’s Fresh Pork Sausage LLC

    “ASU SBDC played a crucial role in helping our business get into H.E.B. Helping with the bar codes and with problems that you will face being a direct store delivery vender are just a couple of the ways they helped our company.” 

  • Longhorn
    Long*Horn Coffee Co.

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


  • HH Autofinder

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

  • Ruthie Sepeda
    Lone Star Gallery

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

  • Jason Fernandez
    Fernandez Salsa

     “Mr. James Leavelle with the SBDC has been very helpful with my Fernandez Salsa business.  The preparation of my business plan showed me the potential of where I can get my business to (ex. Stores, and distributors).  They also gave me leads on where I can get help with the exportation of my business.”

  • Adrian Soto
    Senor Changs

    SBDC helped him create a business plan to secure a loan with the bank as well as helped transition his business from a mobile model to a working restaurant model.

  • John Karcher
    The Deadhorse Live Music Venue

    “ Mr. Leavelle helped do my LLC and was immaculate at teaching the classes I took for the certification program gave me a huge insight to taking over the business as well as helping me understand the business aspect of things I was aware of.  Couldn’t have done it without!”

  • Client Reichenau
    Iron Horse Amigos LLC, dba Angelo MRI

    The owners said James “went above and beyond what we could have asked for or expected!  James was top notch and his work was so beneficial to our project and what we hope to accomplish!”

  • Mike & Shari Malcomb
    Rock B Gone LLC

    “Adriana has been God send to me & our business. No matter what questions or concern I have she either has an answer or knows where to find it. Adriana & the SBDC have been a well spring of help and information.”  

  • Lisa Brooks
    Murphy Creek Cellars, LLC

    James “helped me navigate permits and regulations and research to move through the startup process.”

  • Patsy Cotton
    Serenity’s Trading Post

    “SBDC helped me start my business and without them, I would not be successful.” 

  • Brent Jameson
    HR Onboarding Solutions

    “Dezaray Johnson was amazing. She spent countless hours meeting with us and helping us refine our business plan.”

  • SBDC Fox Mac Tule princess 9Jul15 Photographer Danny Meyer
    Fun in the water!

    “I am always able to call upon my mentor at the SBA Development Center to assist in keeping my business on track.”