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December 4th, 2012

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

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

December 6th, 2012

Image preview Facebook Pages for Business BOOTCAMP 

3:00pm - 5:30pm:

December 11th, 2012

Image preview Business Plan I & II 10:00am - 3:30pm:

December 13th, 2012

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

December 18th, 2012

Image preview Business Goal Setting for the New Year 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

December 20th, 2012

Image preview Everything You Never Knew About Employees 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

December 24th - January 3

Image preview SBDC Offices Closed for Holiday 8:00am - 5:00pm:

January 8th, 2013

Image preview SBMCP 8-Week Course 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:


***PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to check the location of our upcoming events! Almost all of them will now be taking place in the BRC Training Room located at 69 N. Chadbourne***


Small Business News
6 Business Tax Credits and Deductions to Take Advantage of Before New Year's Day

The end of the year is fast approaching, but there's still time to take advantage of a variety of business tax credits and deductions - some of which are new for 2012. 

Here are just a few to consider, plus some best practices for maximizing your claims... [Read More]



Oil boosting economy 
The local economy is up, thanks in part to the oil industry, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce reported in its quarterly update. So much so that the chamber may put alternative energy efforts to the side for now... [Read More]


SBDC Offers Brainstorming Sessions!



A partnership program with the US Small Business Administration







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Dave Erickson


Some of you have heard about the Cline Shale oil and gas field discovery that runs from Reagan and Irion counties up through Stonewall County, a 140-mile-long and 70-mile-wide area.


It is expected by some to eventually produce ten times the volume of oil and gas that the Eagle Ford Shale field has projected to produce. The Eagle Ford Shale play covers more than 20,000 square miles in the area from Eagle Pass to Halletsville, which is approx. 100 miles southwest of Houston.


If the Cline Shale field plays out as expected it will create great opportunities for small businesses and potential chaos in terms of the pressure on local infrastructure.  To give you an idea of the economic impact of the Cline Shale, see this report on the Economic Impact of the Eagle Ford Shale produced in May of 2012.


On behalf on the staff of the ASU SBDC, Happy Holidays to each of you and your families.




Dave Erickson,

ASU-SBDC Director

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Genesis Perdue has been cutting and styling hair for several years.  After paying booth rent all that time, she decided it was time for her to open her salon and begin collecting booth rent instead of paying it.  And when Genesis makes up her mind to do something, she is going to make it happen! 

"I had several questions and was nervous about several aspects of my business.  Our meeting with Mr. Howard answered those questions and gave us peace of mind to move forward.  His advice also saved us cost in certain software that was also appreciated." - Mr. McIntyre

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




November 26, 2012Image preview
Do you have a business card? If not yo could be missing a prime tool for getting your foot in the door with your next big client. Find out why you want them and how to use them in this week's Business Tips Article.


Center can now help Spanish-speakers as well

November 19, 2012Image preview
The ASU-SBDC welcomes new business development specialist Adriana Balcorta Havins. Adriana brings to the team a variety of experience to assist clients and is a fluent  Spanish  speaker.


Options available to businesses owed money

November 14, 2012Image preview
Do you have customers who owe you money? The truth is, that money doesn't always come in. Or worse, by the time it comes in it may be too late. Avoid this pitfall and learn how to help your business earn more with this week's business tip from SBDC Advisor James Leavelle. 


Branding ties your ad efforts together

November 05, 2012Image preview

Do your advertising and marketing efforts lack a cohesive look and feel? Here are three low cost steps you can take today to help brand your business and help your marketing efforts work...

ASU-SBDC Moves to the New Business Resource Center Dec. 11
 Starting December 11, 2012 (NEW DATE!), the ASU Small Business Development Center will be located at 69 N. Chadbourne, San Angelo, TX 76903. Moving will take place December 7 so please excuse any delay in service during this time. We look forward to serving you in our new home.

The SBDC and BRC partners expect to hold a GRAND OPENING CEREMONY in January 2013. Stay tuned for details, as YOU are invited!


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. Enrollment fee is only $50. Registration for the class is NOW OPEN. Seating is limited, don't wait!

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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 make your dream a reality. 
Your friends at the ASU-SBDC
Angelo State University SBDC | San Angelo, TX 
"Building the Concho Valley Economy one Business at a Time" | |
Training: (325) 942-2019 | Advising: (325) 942-2098
Mailing Address: ASU Station #10910, San Angelo, TX 76909
Office Location: Rassman Room 201, 2222 Dena Dr., San Angelo, TX 76909