Skip Navigation
Angelo State University
Small Business Development Center

Search Site

Information for:

4 Fun Fotobooth

January 01, 2012

Sandy Meeks

 

As a recently retired educator, Sandy began thinking of ways in which to keep her busy and supplement her income. She attended a family member’s wedding and was introduced to a novel idea; at the reception someone had set up a photo booth and it was a huge hit. Sandy decided this was something she could provide to San Angelo and the Concho Valley.

Sandy began doing some research and found a photo booth rental business in Lubbock. She met with the owner who had designed his booth, and had him build one for her. In the meantime, she met with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center. Sandy had questions about starting a small business and Paul assisted with the process. He suggested she start by developing a business plan. “The SBDC helped me with starting a new business and all the aspects that a new owner needs to be aware of. It was particularly helpful with writing a business plan,” Sandy said.

San Angelo now has a photo booth available to rent for any special event. Sandy has created two jobs for the local economy with plans to expand in the future.

 

 

NEW SUCCESS STORIES

Become A Success Story

  • Image preview
    John Tufts began considering a new business after seeing the success of pedicabs in cities like Austin, Texas.  In fact, he was so enamored by the concept, he began doing a lot of research into the industry to learn how it is operated and about its target market.  Since his full-time job is in marketing, it was a natural course to take.
  • Image preview

    When David Sanchez was interested in buying a building and opening a sign shop, he approached Sonora Bank and spoke with banker Tonya Brown. Tonya called Angelo State University Small Business Development Center and Rural Advisor Peggy Rosser for assistance. Peggy, Tonya and David met to discuss his business.

  • Image preview

    Mason Greenstar manufactures building components out of paper waste and a patented blend of binding solutions. Recent developments have led to their engaging in conversations with some very LARGE producers of cellulose. These cellulose producers see using Mason Greenstar processes to turn their refuse into environmentally friendly building materials.