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 South-West Texas Border SBDC Network has served its communities.
The SBDC helped with our initial launch in 2018, acquiring SBA PPP funding in 2020, and just about everything in between! This not only helped our small business grow, but also the rural community that we call home.
LJ Letourneau and Frank McKay/U.S. Army Veteran. 2A Energy Services, LLC
Family-Owned Construction Business Survives COVID-19 on Two Levels
Max Underground Construction, a minority-owned client since 2011, weathered delays in construction projects by turning to their SBDC advisor for guidance and benefitted from the SBA PPP to sustain payroll. While also battling the pandemic from a personal standpoint, the infrastructure contractor was able to retain 89 employees. "We will never get tired of thanking SBDC for supporting our success," say brothers Manuel and Max Salinas.
SBDC Partners with City of San Angelo Development Corp to Incubate Growth, Stimulate Local Economy
The Business Factory is co-located with and co-managed by the Angelo State University SBDC. Centurion Planning and Design LLC, an airport engineering/planning business, flourished in this supportive environment. It credits its growth to 11 staff; 3 offices in 2 states; a $500,000 downtown building purchase/remodeling loan; and the analysis of its cash flow to weather the pandemic, to the SBDC advising and training they received. "The SBDC has been a tremendous resource." – David Alexander and Molly Waller.
The SBDC provided high value international trade assistance, research and guidance as we pivoted our micromarket technology for global customers during the pandemic — which was vital to our young company's survival.
Gabriel Senior, Chief Operating Officer. Parlevel Systems
Biz Pitch Competition Fosters Student Entrepreneurship at Angelo State University (ASU)
The ASU Norris-Vincent College of Business and SBDC annual event features student competitors. Business pitches are presented to a panel of community leaders, and cash prizes are awarded. First place also receives incubator space and other resources.
2020 National Small Business Person of the Year: Tim Porter, Founder & CEO, Appddiction Studio
After serving his country in the U.S. Military, in 2009 Tim Porter taught himself how to develop mobile apps, and formed his business in 2011 with the help of the SBDC. Appddiction Studio is a veteran-owned company providing IT solutions and healthcare staffing on a national level. It is recognized as the go-to resource for DoD to support new and existing enterprise transformations. SBDC has supported Appdiction's growth journey with financial, networking, and HR advising and training assistance.
SBDC Client Describes Her Survival Story as a "Seasoned" as well as "Seasonal" Business Owner
Spirit Halloween Superstores is the go-to retailer for everything Halloween. Owner Tammy Mowles describes in her own words the value of her long-term relationship with the SBDC and her business survival story.
in COVID-19 related loans and grants were received by SBDC clients in 2020
Veteran-owned businesses received professional SBDC business advising since 2015
SBDC Supports YWCA Women Investing in Self Employment (WISE) Outreach Program Since 2012
Did you know that the YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world? For over eight years, the UTSA SBDC has led 8-session cohorts of female entrepreneurs from underserved communities. The business planning and literacy curriculum is complemented by engagement with financial institutions, which develops relationships and inspires confidence to reach small business goals. "SBDC has been a great collaborator," says Director Veronica Sanders.
SBDC first helped me strategize growth, and then make pandemic-related operational pivots and financial decisions. Every business should have a partner like the SBDC!
Julie Albertson, Owner, Bakery, Restaurant and Original Pie Dough Puck Manufacturing