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    July 14
    “I am so glad that the SBDC program is at Angelo State University.  Peggy has been a blessing and great help with the financing and projections to help me get my loan.  I look forward to her coming to Mason and meeting with me as I grow my company,” current owner of Joy’s of the Southwest, Kyla Rasch stated.



     
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    July 14
    Carlos De La Rosa III, former baseball player, started coaching young baseball players interested in developing their skills. His passion turned into an opportunity to establish his business and take the young players into competition. With this business idea Carlos visited with adviser Havins to obtain the necessary guidance to start his business, Southwest SelectShow Baseball, LLC. Carlos explained the assistance given, “Adriana helped me start myLLC, and with all the questions along the way. She has been extremely helpful.”
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    July 14
    Mendez Café started from Tomas Mendez’s dream to open his own restaurant. As mentioned,Tomas Mendez was the head cook for a lot of local popular restaurants in San Angelo. TomasMendez decided to take a risk and open his current business in 2011.
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    July 14
    Nancy Craig was working as a licensed massage therapist in Arkansas when her husband’s job brought them to San Angelo. Nancy explored possibilities of being an employee of a spa or of owning her own business. After learning what she could, Nancy settled on owning her own business and renting a room from a spa.To make sure that she set her business up correctly, Nancy contacted the AngeloState University – Small Business Development Center for assistance. She was assigned to business advisor James Leavelle.
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    July 14
    Alena Creamer and Savannah Galbreath have been tattoo artists for a few years and recently became frustrated with some of the conditions at the tattoo shop they were working. It was enough of a problem they made a decision to open their own shop.One of their first steps was to contact the Angelo State University – Small BusinessDevelopment Center for assistance. They were assigned to business advisor James Leavelle.James met with Alena and Savannah and learned more about their business and their needs.Their primary request was for assistance gaining funding and for making sure they set their business up properly.
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    July 14
    The Rasberrys found that their recipe for making German sausage was becoming quite popular and realized that they had an opportunity to turn something they love – cold smoked sausage – into something profitable. After some talk and consideration, they decided to take their business idea to the next level and began seeking financing.Their lender was receptive their business idea and referred them to the Angelo StateUniversity – Small Business Development Center. They were assigned to business advisor James Leavelle.
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    July 14
    HOPEgrocerybags, LLC started after former teacher Hope Garza decided to make her hobby of sewing into a business by creating fashionable and reusable grocery bags with the goal of Helping Our PlanetEarth (HOPE). Mrs. Hope Garza contacted adviser Havins looking for guidance to start her own business. After visiting with the adviser, she decided to enroll into the Small Business ManagementCertificate Program offered by the SBDC to acquire the basic skills of starting and owning a business.
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    July 14
    Jessica had always wanted to start her own business. After trying a couple of times with other ideas, she and her father decided to try importing products to the U. S. and wholesaling and retailing them.
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    July 13
    Steven obtained an engineering degree from Texas Tech University. He worked in the industry for a few years, but it was not what he thought it would be. Steven picked up a camera when he was young and he was hooked.
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    July 13
    Joann Sanchez knows the customer side of the restaurant business! She has spent the majority of her working years in the food service industry. Having a business of her own, has always been a goal of hers.
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    July 13
    If YOU ever have your car break down or if YOU are involved in a car accident when traveling through the Texas Hill Country, there is now a new number to call for immediate assistance!Puncher Towing & Recovery in Mason, Texas can load your car or truck and haul it where everYOU need for them to take it. Select your mechanic or body shop, and Puncher Towing &Recovery will deliver it there.
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    July 13
    Rico’s Café is now open on the north side of Mason. Eloy Rico, a long time cook, has openedhis own restaurant!Eloy has worked for every restaurant in the area and when he decided he would open his veryown restaurant. He discussed his idea with the bankers at Commercial Bank of Mason andthey suggested Eloy contact the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center.
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    July 13
    In late summer of 2014, the ASU Small Business Development Center was asked to assist the Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corporation (M-DWSC) with a business/marketing plan and general marketing assistance to use as a tool to produce more revenue. In addition they needed a document to present to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to assist in a restructure.M-DWSC was formed in 1972 as a Texas non-profit corporation for the purpose of furnishing a water supply for general farm use and domestic purposes to its members residing in Concho,McCulloch, Runnels, and Tom Green counties.
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    July 9
    Lexie had been employed by a commercial cleaning business for a few years. She decided it was time to go out on her own.
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    July 9
    Larry has worked in many industries during his life. Some of those include managing a bar, boxing, and as a restaurant server. However, his passion is painting. With his busy schedule, he doesn’t get to paint much but does as much as he can.
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    January 23
    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.
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    January 1
    After 15 years, Edward (Eddie) Martinez’s career had reached a plateau where further advancement with his employer would not be possible.  Unsatisfied with that position, Eddie made the decision to step out on his own and start his own structural cabling business.  He and his wife Jenny carved out a corner of their dining room to be his office and turned their home phone into their business phone.  
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    February 3

    Gabriel Fernandez and Derek McIntyre joined forces in 2012 to establish their company, Angelo Solutions, LLC. Gabriel owned another company specializing in audio/video and security solutions for residential and commercial customers. When the two created the new business, they sought to expand into the emerging market of Electronic On Board Recording (EOBR) systems.?