Dance! Dance! Dance!
April 26, 2012
While working on her business plan, Patricia Whitty, Executive Director of JTEDC, suggested that Devan contact Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center, Rural Advisor Peggy Hodges Rosser.
Owner/Manger : Devan Cox
Nature of Business : Dance and Exercise Studio
City : Junction, Texax
SBDC Business Advisor : Peggy Hodges Rosser
Devan Cox loves everything about dancing; ballet, tap, jazz, modern and even Zumba! A lifetime dancer herself, she wanted to bring this particular cultural activity to Junction. She selected a name for her studio, Creative Moves, rented a building in the downtown area, installed mirrors, balance bars and the dancers began to come. Young dancers, with little tutus and adult dancers seeking a fun form of exercise.
All along, Devan was working on her business plan to apply for some funding through the Junction Texas Economic Development Corporation, JTEDC. Patricia Whitty, Executive Director of JTEDC, suggested that Devan contact Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center, Rural Advisor Peggy Hodges Rosser.
“Devan had a strong idea about how she wanted to run her dance studio,” Peggy said. “She had been a dancer and a dance instructor prior to moving to Junction,” Peggy continued. She was able to put all her ideas into her business plan.
Devan was appreciative of the assistance from Peggy. “This relationship has helped me remain focused on my goal with JTEDC and Peggy has been so helpful in stopping by to check with me and assist me with my business plans and goals.”
The JTEDC awarded Devan a $15,000 grant to assist her with rent and utilities as she expands her business. The grant assisted the retention of her job therefore contributing to the economic health of the City of Junction.
- Business Start
- One Job Retained