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  • Longhorn
    April 26

    “…we were so very happy with his support and guidance throughout the competition.  James is very knowledgeable in business and startup procedures.”

  • Twin Mountain Fence Company Owner
    March 29
    “Assistance in the office layout was effective and used in expanding the operation.”
  • March 17

    The ASU – SBDC continues to assist Hunter in all areas of business management as he continues to grow his business.

  • SBDC Fox Mac Tule princess 9Jul15 Photographer Danny Meyer
    March 6

    “I am always able to call upon my mentor at the SBA Development Center to assist in keeping my business on track.”

  • Wicked
    February 6

    “Adriana was amazing! She helped us through the whole process of starting our business licenses, permits, etc. I mean everything! Also, she worked with us multiple times to understand Quickbooks.”

  • February 2

    “The assistance to Christoval made with and through SBDC connections have been critical to achieving successes thus far, including improved, sustainable quality of life and to forward movement toward better days for the community.”


  • Texas Lonestar Collision employees
    January 31

    “The SBDC has been a tremendous help with the expansion of our newly constructed building that will serve as our new paint area. This will help with adding jobs & increase revenues.”

  • January 20

    “The SBDC, Peggy Rosser, was very helpful in navigating the small business issues unique to our circumstances.”  

  • January 17

    “The SBDC has helped me with various parts of the startup process.  You come across many unexpected questions and it’s great to have a go-to spot and this has been that.”

  • January 4

     “Great assistance on redesigning the website to make it more aligned with social media, smart phones, ext., to drive more reservations.”

  • December 14

    “The SBDC helped me create a business plan to get approved for a small business loan to purchase an existing jewelry company, Sookie Sookie.”

  • Pictured Matt Cutrer & Brandon Smith
    December 14

    “The SBDC really helped us to merge our business and with marketing ideas and will projections and forecasting.”

  • November 30

    “Adriana was incredibly helpful, resourceful, and sincerely cared about my business. She helped me improve my business plan, set up an LLC, and determine startup costs for our relocation.”

  • November 29

    “The SBDC opened my eyes to some real inventory issues.  As a result, we have revamped our purchasing process to improve our cash flow.  Also in writing a plan, we have a clearer path of where we are trying to go.”

  • November 18

      “Peggy helped us with our financial projections and business plan.  She was amazing in educating us on what to expect so we could be prepared and get started.” 

  • November 16

    “Paul and Dezaray have both brought such valuable help to our start-up process. They have both been available when we have had the need to reach out for assistance”.

  • Angelo Awards
    November 14

    “We went to the SBDC for assistance with financial projections to determine if the business would be a good investment.”

  • October 7

    “Adriana helped us guiding us though an extended process of filing the right paperwork with government agencies.”

  • Joy’s of the Southwest
    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.
  • 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 Select Show Baseball, LLC. Carlos explained the assistance given, “Adriana helped me start my LLC, and with all the questions along the way. She has been extremely helpful.”
  • Mendez Café
    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. Tomas Mendez decided to take a risk and open his current business in 2011.
  • Massage & Body Essentials
    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.
  • drei Brüders Rasberry’s Fresh Pork Sausage LLC
    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 State University – Small Business Development Center. They were assigned to business advisor James Leavelle.
  • HOPEgrocerybags,
    July 14
    HOPE grocery bags, 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 Planet Earth (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 Management Certificate Program offered by the SBDC to acquire the basic skills of starting and owning a business.
  • Blue Wren
    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.
  • Steven Short Photography
    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.
  • Puncher Towing & Recovery
    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 ever YOU need for them to take it. Select your mechanic or body shop, and Puncher Towing & Recovery will deliver it there.
  • Rico's Cafe
    July 13
    Rico’s Café is now open on the north side of Mason. Eloy Rico, a long time cook, has opened his own restaurant! Eloy has worked for every restaurant in the area and when he decided he would open his very own restaurant. He discussed his idea with the bankers at Commercial Bank of Mason and they suggested Eloy contact the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center.
  • 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.
  • My Trainer - A Matt Cutrer Fitness Facility LLC
    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.