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January 28, 2014

Alvaro has owned and operated his upholstery shop for years. He was ready to do something different. He and his wife owned a building close to where they live and have the upholstery shop. Their plan was to open a burrito stand in the building. Alvaro learned that it wasn’t going to be as easy as he had hoped due to rules, regulations and
permits required. He met with Adviser Paul Howard of the Angelo State University • Small Business Development Center to discuss these issues. After many months of working on the building and getting it up
to code the burrito stand is now open for business. Alvaro says, “The
SBDC kept in touch on our progress and was available if we needed
help.”

 

Ofelia’s

Owner/Managers:  Alvaro Casares

Nature of Business:  Burrito Stand

City:  San Angelo, Texas

SBDC Business Advisor:  Paul Howard

 

Alvaro has owned and operated his upholstery shop for years. He was ready to do something different. He and his wife owned a building close to where they live and have the upholstery shop. Their plan was to open a burrito stand in the building. Alvaro learned that it wasn’t going to be as easy as he had hoped due to rules, regulations and permits required. He met with Adviser Paul Howard of the Angelo State University • Small Business Development Center to discuss these issues. After many months of working on the building and getting it up to code the burrito stand is now open for business. Alvaro says, “The SBDC kept in touch on our progress and was available if we needed
help.”

Alvaro will continue doing upholstery work, but he and his wife will run the burrito stand in the morning, and upholster in the afternoon. This business created two jobs to help the San Angelo economy grow.

 

Ofelia’s

1813 Ben Ficklin Rd.

San Angelo, Texas

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  • Paul Howard

      Paul Howard

    Business Development Specialist, BBA, Certified Business Advisor IV
    paul.howard@angelo.edu

    Paul joined the SBDC in September 2005 as a Business Development Specialist with a specialization in family owned small businesses. Paul also holds a Certified Business Advisor III designation. Paul and his father owned and operated a locally owned business for 30 years. He holds a BBA in General Business from Angelo State University. Community projects involving Paul include previous membership in the Downtown Optimist Club and past President of the San Angelo Symphony Chorale. Paul has also served on the Board of Directors for the San Angelo Symphony.