ASU-SBDCJuly 2012
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June Training Events
Local Business News
Success Stories
Business Tips Articles

Starting Your Own Business? What You Need to Know!

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Ready to turn that business idea into a reality? Join the ASU-SBDC professional staff as they present a comprehensive, basics of starting a new business seminar for entrepreneurs and new business owners. 
We will help answer your basic business start up questions and share resources that will help you along the way. 
At this FREE seminar, you will learn the basics of writing a business plan, how to estimate start-up costs, contacts and resources you will need, and more. 
Register Now!

June Training Events
July 5th, 2012

Image preview Starting Your Own Business? What You Need to Know! 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

July 10th, 2012

Image preview Business Plan I: Writing the Narrative 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

July 11th, 2012

Image preview Business Plan II: Financials 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

July 17th, 2012

Image preview Get Social: How to Market Your Business with Social Media Networking Sites 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:


July 19th, 2012

Image preview Business Brown Bag: Immigration Law for Employers 

12:00pm - 1:00pm:


July 24th, 2012

Image preview So you're starting a business, now what? 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:


July 26th, 2012

Image preview Shaking the Money Tree: Finding Funding 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:



Business News, 7/02
July 1, 2012 at 10:39pm
Downtown eatery, coffee shop opens Stango's Coffee Shop & Ice Cream Soda Fountain, 221 S. Chadbourne St., recently opened its doors in downtown. This shop specializes in vintage from the... (

Small Business News from Across the Web

July 2, 2012 at 6:00am

Plus: the 25 biggest product flops, Google's bid to control the future, and "no-brainer" businesses anyone can start.


June 28, 2012 at 6:00am

Back in the offices of my ad agency, over the years, we have had conversations about the vodka that didn't need advertising.


June 27, 2012 at 6:00am
MultiFunding has introduced a system that grades every bank in the country on its small-business lending. Not everyone approves.

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Co-Working Spaces in San Angelo?

Dave EricksonAs the Business Resource Center (BRC) is nearing completion, we continue to be excited about the possibilities for assisting budding entrepreneurs. 


Since the inception of the idea for the BRC, we knew there would be synergy created by having all the resources partners under one roof. One of the synergies I see developing is the ability to have the atmosphere where budding entrepreneurs can come together and "co-work" to creatively craft their business ideas. 


The atmosphere will be created by allowing them to work together, share space as needed, and interact with professional resource partners. All this is designed to provide the climate for taking ideas for services and products, and crafting a real business from them.  


There is more to come on this exciting BRC synergy possibility. Feel free to send me your ideas on this topic to Also see the article here on Co-working.


Best Regards,

Dave Erickson, Director SBDC


Featured Success Stories
Photo inside Zero One
Zero One Ale House

Once Erik decided he wanted to do more than his initial career of architecture, the question was not what but how. His vision was to open his own brewery and with a little help from the SBDC he can now proudly say he has done just that.
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Steve & Therran
Steve and Therran decided they wanted to form a business and attempt to obtain the bid on this contract themselves.  They were not sure how to begin the process so they came to the Angelo State University * Small Business Development Center and met with Advisor Paul Howard. 
Business Tips Articles

July 2Jessica Lambert

In times of intense stress or "too much to do, too little time," take a moment to look at the big picture. What are the things that have to be done that make the biggest difference toward the success of your business? 


June 25, 2012Melissa Farr

Birthdays provide a great opportunity to take a step back and evaluate how you're doing in life. Are you a positive or a negative influence on the people around you? Melissa Farr explores the importance of being kind and open with those you encounter each day.



June 18, 2012Traci Jordan

Have you ever heard of crowdfunding? It could be the next way you fund your start up business. Learn what its about and how its changing the landscape of small business funding.



June 12, 2012Jame Leavelle
To compete for customer's dollars you need to focus on your competitive advantage. James Leavelle, ASU-SBDC Advisor, shares advice on how to stand out from the pack.



June 04, 2012Paul Howard

If you're considering looking for capital for your business, there are many options to choose from. Here are a few pros and cons to help you choose from your many options.



Women's Business Roundtable 2012
Women's Business Roundtable
Sept. 18, 2012 | 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Historic Cactus Hotel

General registration is NOW AVAILABLE! Print your brochure, complete, and return with payment via mail or hand deliver to reserve your seat in 2012!


The Women's Business Roundtable is an annual networking event dedicated to the professional development of the business women of San Angelo. The evening features vendor and exhibitor booths, keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, catered dinner, and coffee and desserts.


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