America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.
See how the Northwest Texas SBDC has served its communities.
The Northwest Texas SBDC assists Resound Networks with rural development
Reliable internet in rural areas of the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico has been difficult to find. Education and commerce were affected, so in 2016, Chad Giles and Bryan Waldrip founded Resound Networks in Pampa, Texass to provide wireless Internet. They say, "We believe there is no greater joy than to watch our services help local businesses and families achieve their goals and succeed in their endeavors. We are a customer-first company and work every day to improve our customer's experience."
The Northwest Texas SBDC assists GeneCo Technologies, LLC
GeneCo Technologies, LLC is a woman-owned small business located in Tye and Abilene, Texas since 2010. They stand by their work ethic and dedication to excellence.
Assisted clients in obtaining over $100 million dollars in 2020
Northwest Texas SBDC client, WHRL Solutions, LLC., is now an Exporter
WHRL Solutions, LLC, owned by April & Colin Thomson, invented & patented an innovative system called WHRLflo™ chiller, which eliminates fuel cost to heat water. The first installations were on dairies, but the system is now being used in food processing plants internationally. The system recaptures heat from cooling products to deliver hot water for free & leaves a zero-carbon footprint. The company has won numerous awards include the Texas State Governor Excellence Award.
NWTSBDC Assists Young Entrepreneur with Startup — Bella Decor
Gloria Jackson Gummelt and her daughter Robin McFarland and family, opened Bella Décor in 2018. The duo had dreamed of owning their own store after years of interior design work. "Seeing how people make their homes, offices, or any place more beautiful with items purchased from Bella Décor is such a joy", Robin says. Gloria recently passed away after battling cancer. The McFarland's are keeping the dream alive in her memory and the Amarillo community has supported them every step of the way.
NWTSBDC Client develops a New way to Process Beef — NCS Beef Company
NCS Beef owner Gary Hendrix came to the SBDC for assistance in developing a business plan to acquire investors. He held a patent for processing beef without interrupting the spine. This process keeps diseases from escaping into the meat during processing. Gary opened his first facility with a need for a planned expansion and second patent pending. The SBDC assisted in developing a plan that would meet the client's request and lead to success.
The Northwest Texas SBDC assists Day Nursery during Covid-19
Cynthia Pearson reached out to the Abilene SBDC for help with the Payment Protection Program loan application. Her goal was to obtain funds to allow essential workers to continue to have childcare while working in hospitals, fire and police services, and other agencies protecting us during the pandemic. The SBDC assisted in the completion of the required forms and followed up with other assistance she requested. Cynthia considers the assistance and funding to be "a life saver for the organization and the community."
JOBS CREATED AND SAVED BY THE NORTHWEST TEXAS SBDC IN 2020
The Northwest Texas SBDC assists Disabled Veteran-owned STI Tools
STI Tools is a veteran-owned business founded by James Sanders. James has a passion for problem solving and the Sprinkler Remover Tool (SRT). The SRT removes sprinkler heads without digging and is widely used by homeowners and landscape professionals.
The Northwest Texas SBDC assists woman-owned Hartmann's, Inc.
Hartmann's Inc. is a 100% woman-owned business located in Abilene, Texas, with a second facility in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been in operation for over 54 years. They are proud that they ship world-wide, including Japan, Ireland, and Mexico.
The Northwest Texas SBDC assists Texas Beef Grass to Grill
Texas Beef Grass to Grill has been in the Cadra family since 1907. Trent's great great grandfather emigrated to America from Slovakia. Trent works with his father and younger brother on the ranch.