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Leather Up!

December 01, 2011

Brianne Hoak wanted to continue her leather working business after moving to San Angelo from Oregon. But she needed assistance and met with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center.

Prickly Pear Leather Company

Owner/Manager: Brianne Hoak
Nature of Business:Leather and Hide Tanning/Finishing
City: San Angelo, Texas
SBDC Advisor: Paul Howard

 

Brianne has led a very full life and lived in many places due to her parents’
missionary work. She assisted them in Guatemala, but learned it was not
her passion. Brianne moved to Oregon and she began working with leather.Her skill improved so much that she opened her own business there.

Brianne is now a transplanted Texan moving to San Angelo about two years ago. She wanted to continue her leather working business, but needed assistance and met with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center. Since Brianne was new to the area,

Paul suggested she join the Chamber of Commerce so she could take advantage of marketing and networking opportunities. Brianne says, “I was able to attend small business seminars/classes and gain a better grasp on financial options should I choose to expand my business.

I also benefitted from individual counsel on advertising and business growth
in the public eye.”Brianne resurrected her business, Prickly Pear Leather Co., and now San Angelo has a new business with one job created for the Concho Valley.

 

“I was able to attend small business seminars/classes and gain a better grasp on financial options should I choose to expand my business. I also benefitted from individual counsel on advertising and business growth in the public eye.”- Brianne Hoak

 

Impact on the Community
  • Business Start & Expansion
  • One Job Created & Retained


 


 

 

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ASU Small Business Development Center
Phone: (325) 942-2098
Email: sbdc@angelo.edu
Website: www.sbdc.angelo.edu