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OctoberTraining Events
October 4th, 2012

Image preview Starting Your Own Business? What You Need to Know! 6:00pm - 8:30pm:

October 9th, 2012

Image preview Loan Proposals Begin with a Strong Business Plan (Part 1/2) 6:00pm - 8:30pm:

October 11th, 2012

Image preview Business Brown Bag: Niche Breakthrough Secrets 12:00pm - 1:00pm:

October 16th, 2012

Image preview Loan Proposals Begin with a Strong Business Plan (Part 2/2) 6:00pm - 8:30pm:

October 18th, 2012

Image preview Shaking the Money Tree: Finding Funding for Your Business 6:00pm - 8:30pm:

October 23rd, 2012

Image preview Get Social: Social Media Marketing 101 6:00pm - 8:30pm:

October 25th, 2012

Image preview Sales Tax Basics 6:00pm - 8:30pm:



Local News

Holiday hiring starts early in San Angelo

September 30, 2012 at 8:23pm
Seeing a promising holiday sales season on the horizon, local retailers have begun to seek additional help early. 
September 30, 2012 at 8:22pm
Whether he's crouched under a sink or standing behind a booth at a trade show, Darren Black knows the importance of a strong connection. 
September 30, 2012 at 2:59pm
Are your customers loyal? According to Gary Hamel in his article, "Strategy as Revolution," customer loyalty is defined as "a deeply held commitment to rebuy or patronize a preferred product...
Small Business News from Across the Web

Your Customers' Top Priority? Time

October 1, 2012 at 4:26pm

If you want to garner consumer loyalty and confidence, this is all you need to know. Here's why.

While I was on the road recently, a packet was delivered to my home that needed extra payment, and had to be signed for. I didn't know what it was but, through a host of intermediaries, I finally managed to secure what promised to be a precious item. It turned out



October 1, 2012 at 3:00pm
At a recent meeting of the She Owns It business group, the topics included the upcoming election, health care, delegating, and assessing new employees.
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Dave Erickson


Even though we have had good rains recently, the drought may still be affecting your business.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low interest, long term, direct loans to businesses that have been impacted by the drought. 


These loans can only be used to pay short term obligations and a business must show they cannot receive credit elsewhere, among other eligibility requirements.  


A business can apply directly at Application deadline is March 12, 2013. The SBDC staff is available to help with the application, as always our services are free and confidential


Plan on attending the October 25th San Angelo Development Forum, from 5:30 to 7:00 at the City Hall Reception Room, 72 W. College Ave. Program will include development awards and updates on city development projects. See the flyer.  


Best Regards,

Dave Erickson, Director




Oscar had been a successful car salesman for several years and then he got the entrepreneurship bug. He knew he was ready to take the next step into business ownership but he wanted to get started up right.
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When Brian King became interested in opening a glass company to add to his construction company, he looked to long time advisor Peggy Hodges for assistance in finding just the right fit.

Let us help your business, too! Register today for FREE, confidential, one-on-one advising. Simply call us today to get started. (325) 942-2098

 New! Business Tips

October 1
How do you develop a loyal customer base? You can start today. With these four tips you can begin the journey to developing meaningful, lasting relationships with your customers.

September 24, 2012Image preview
Many small businesses start out as a sole proprietorship with no employees. However, many find they will need some help pretty quickly. If that time is now for some of you, make sure you know the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.
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Employees who feel disgruntled? Tasks that they could handle being passed up to the manager? This could be a case of lack of employee empowerment. Find out from Peggy Rosser how empowering your employees can lead to greater customer satisfaction...

September 04, 2012Image preview
When life begins to run out of "cheese", do you stay put? Or go searching for the next "cheese" source? James Leavelle shares useful advice for business owners to help them accept and adapt to the many changes life can throw our way.



Profit Mastery
Enhance Your Financial Management Skills
Profit MasteryAre you a business owner looking for guidance on how to improve the financial performance of your business? Does your cash flow never seem to stay steady? Are bills coming in faster than your Accounts Receivable? Profit Mastery can help.

Attend this two day Profit Mastery ® training program to gain the skills and resources that will guide you to improving your business's performance, increasing profits, and demystifying business finance.

November 1 & 2 (Thursday & Friday) 
8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lunch Included

ASU Campus, University Center - Room 210
1910 Rosemont Dr., San Angelo, TX 76904
Certified Profit Mastery® Facilitator 
David Erickson, CBA IV, Director, ASU-SBDC 
COST: $300 per person
Includes Valuable Reference Material: The workshop includes a practical manual, profit wheel and the case studies used in class. (Also includes meals) 
Contact Dave Erickson at (325) 942-2098
or e-mail at
Seating is limited! Register today! 
Small Business Management Certificate Program
8-Week Course Beginning January 2013
SBMCP  Starting in January 2013, the ASU Small Business Development Center is excited to begin providing an 8-week SBMCP (Small Business Management Certificate Program) class on "How to Start & Operate a Successful Business in West Texas." The course will cover the core components of what it takes to start a business, asses your ideas, write a business plan, understanding taxes, financial statements, bookkeeping, and much more. Stay tuned for more information. Registration for the class will open in November and seating will be limited.

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"Helping Grow the Concho Valley economy, one business at a time!" 

The ASU Small Business Development Center provides free and confidential one-on-one business advising as well as low-cost, affordable business development training. 
We want to help your business grow and succeed. With many resources and a staff of experienced 
advisers, we have the tools to help you. 
Your friends at the ASU-SBDC
Angelo State University SBDC | San Angelo, TX 
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