ASU-SBDC eNewsletter
Mastering Your Business

 APRIL 2012
In This Issue
Success Story: Southern Industrial Engines
Articles of Interest: Understanding Financial Statements
Business Tips Articles: Building a Budget, Tips for Success, Board cutting for the Business Resource Center


Dave Erickson


This month I wanted to highlight one of our own, SBDC Rural Business Advisor, Peggy Hodges Rosser. 


Peggy was recognized this year as one of the "Women of Distinction." In addition to  her  other contributions to the community, as an SBDC advisor Peggy works closely with her clients to help achieve their business results or by helping them realize their dreams of business ownership.  


She tirelessly travels to many rural communities of the Concho Valley and works with community organizations and small business clients.  She spends time in the communities, often staying overnight. Peggy is admired and respected by those with whom she comes into contact, and has helped many achieve their business dreams. 


Please see the recent story on Peggy in the San Angelo Standard Times.




Dave Erickson, Director

Small businesses + ASU-SBDC = SUCCESS!

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Southern Industrial Engines
Owner: Terry Southern Thompson
SBDC Advisor: Cindy Hartin
When the time came to embark on the adventure of starting his own business, Terry got tips and advice from the SBDC to avoid pitfalls along the way...  MORE
Financial Statements


Understanding Financial Statements: What do they say about your business?Step-by-step guide to setting up your business accounting system. Find information regarding setting up a source documents and filing system, bank reconciliations, transaction journals, and much more.


Financial Statements Understanding financial statements is essential to the success of a small business. Financial statements can be used as a roadmap on your business journey to economic success. Using numbers as navigation aid can steer you in the right direction and help you avoid costly "breakdowns." 


Understanding Cooperative Bookkeeping and Financial Statements This guide has been designed to present the very basics in bookkeeping and cooperative financial statements. The format is designed for those that have limited bookkeeping or accounting experience. It is not meant to be all inclusive, but to provide guidance in developing the cooperative's record keeping system and understanding financial statements


Exporting Conference & How to do Business With the Government
Don't miss these special events!

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MAY 1: Exporting Conference: New Global Opportunities 

 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Learn the basics of exporting, important and helpful contacts, available resources, and more. Interested in exporting? Don't miss this special event!

LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center - 1620 University Ave., San Angelo, TX 76904
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Image previewMAY 8: How to do Business with the Government 

1:00pm - 5pm: Are you interested in doing business with the government? At this event, our various speakers will cover these topics as well as share resources and guidelines to having the best opportunity to do business with such government entities as Universities, City and County Governments, and Military Bases. Government entities need a variety of goods that range from light bulbs to furniture, food, decorations, and much more. If you are interested in learning more about how to do business with the government, register for this event today! 

LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center - 1620 University Ave., San Angelo, TX 76904 

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April 3rd, 2012

Essentials of Starting a Business

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April 4th, 2012

Hiring and Retaining Good Employees

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Business Plan Bootcamp

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April 10th, 2012

Social Media Marketing

6:00pm - 8:30pm


April 19th, 2012

Business Brown Bag: Better Money Management from Profit Mastery

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April 25th, 2012

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In case you missed it...
Business Tips from March 2012
  • March 26, 2012Image preview
    Last Wednesday's "board cutting" ceremony marked the beginning of renovations for the long awaited Business Resource Center or BRC. The BRC will be the future home of various economic development partners. It will provide a one stop shop to better assist business owners and entrepreneurs looking for assistance.
  • March 19, 2012Image preview
    Do you keep a regular budget for your business? ASU-SBDC Advisor James Leavelle breaks down why keeping a budget is so important and how it can help your business be better prepared for success.
  • March 12, 2012Image preview
    There is one very valuable tool available to small businesses and it is so simple.
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    Starting a business may feel a lot like trying to push a rock uphill. Entrepreneurs need to know that the five steps to become an entrepreneur are inspiration, perspiration, persuasion, persistence and satisfaction. 

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
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