Happy Trails Outdoor Goods and More
January 04, 2012
Business Name: Happy Trails Outdoor Goods & More
Owner: Garrett Baker
Nature of Business: Specialty Outdoor Clothing Store
City: San Angelo, TX
SBDC Business Advisor: Cindy Hartin
Garrett Baker is an outdoorsman. He loves to hike and camp. Garrett enjoys the gear that goes with hiking and camping. Garrett saw a need in San Angelo for an outdoor specialty store. Garrett started researching the idea and how best to approach this business. Along with assistance from the SBDC, Garrett wrote a business plan and a loan proposal.
Garrett knew when he started this project that it had to be done right. He wanted to cater to the consumer who enjoys outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and camping.
Garrett opened his business in September 2011. With assistance from Cindy Hartin at the SBDC, he hired staff to help him get his retail store ready for business. Garrett has relied on the SBDC for ongoing help as his business grows. Garrett has seen success in his business. He has been marketing his business on Facebook and through his company van.
“The SBDC provided assistance with goals and projections and other start up content. They especially helped with building a business plan.” -Garrett Baker
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