4 Fun Fotobooth
January 01, 2012
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.
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Elaine Johnston has many years of bookkeeping experience with much of that experience with the same employer. As always, times change and Elaine knew that her time with that employer would soon end as he decided to retire. As valuable as her services might be to another employer, Elaine considered that it might be time for her to step out on her own and to be her own boss.
Matt Cutrer had been working as a personal trainer for several years in fitness centers belonging to someone else. His dream was to own one of his own. Matt and his wife (Nora) began talking about that dream but wasn’t sure where to go with it.
Julie has worked with animals for over 15 years in a local veterinary clinic. She owns horses on land she has next to her home. Over the years she noticed a need for a pet crematorium. She decided she would use the land to operate a business that will provide this service in a loving and caring way.