May 6, 2013 - In This Issue:

SBDC Staff 2013
ASU-SBDC Staff (left to right): James Leavelle, Adriana Balcorta Havins, Paul Howard, Dave Erickson, Melissa Farr, Jessica Lambert, Peggy Rosser
SBDC introduces NEW program for transitioning Veterans


The Small Business Development Center just conducted its first two-day  "Operation Boots to Business" course with members transitioning out of the service at Goodfellow AFB. Operation Boots to Business is a two-day intensive workshop that exposes interested transitioning service members to business ownership/ entrepreneurship. It is conducted in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and local military bases. We salute our transitioning military members and thank them for their service. We hope to assist them by conducting many more two-day courses at Goodfellow AFB this year.



Dave Erickson

ASU-SBDC Director

(325) 942-298 

MAY 2013 | ASU-SBDC 
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May 7th, 2013

Image previewStarting A Business? What You Need to Know!

2:00pm - 4:30pm:

May 9th, 2013

Image previewShaking the Money Tree: Finding Funding for Your Business

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

May 10th, 2013

Image previewChick-fil-A Leadercast: "Simply Lead"

8:00am - 4:00pm:

May 13th, 2013

Image previewQuickBooks Series (1/4)

3:00pm - 5:30pm:

May 14th, 2013

Image previewQuickBooks Series (2/4)

3:00pm - 5:30pm:

May 16th, 2013

Image previewSales Tax Basics ("Do I have to Collect Sales Tax?")

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

May 20th, 2013

Image previewQuickBooks Series (3/4)

3:00pm - 5:30pm:

May 21st, 2013

Image previewBusiness Brown Bag: Affordable Care Act

12:00pm - 1:00pm:


Image previewQuickBooks Series (4/4)

3:00pm - 5:30pm:

May 23rd, 2013

Image previewBasics of Business Entities: How to Choose the Right Legal Structure for Your Business

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

May 29th, 2013

Image previewBusiness Plan I: Writing the Narrative ("Loan Proposals Begin with a Strong Business Plan")

9:30am - 12:00pm:

Image previewBusiness Plan Part II: Financials ("Loan Proposals Begin with a Strong Business Plan")

2:00pm - 4:30pm:

May 30th, 2013

Image previewUnderstanding Financial Statements

6:00pm - 8:30pm:

Learn how the ASU-SBDC is helping businesses in the Concho Valley succeed!

Mandy Archer, Two if by Travel
Mandy Archer, Owner, Two if by Travel

Mandy found her niche while working for someone else.  She really enjoyed booking travel plans for the executives where she was employed.  So much so that she started her own agency.  Mandy was very happy with the success of her business but knew she had to start a marketing campaign.  She contacted the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center and met with Advisor Paul Howard... READ MORE



  • April 29, 2013Image preview
    Many great business ideas fail because of lack of profit or enough market share. But it doesn't have to be that way. James Leavelle, ASU-SBDC Business Development Specialist provides an option to small and struggling businesses in this week's Business Tips that might just require a little teamwork to make a small idea, a big success...
  • April 22, 2013Image preview
    Taxes are over... but does that mean you get to relax? Finances and cash flow are the lifeline of every business, are you watching yours closely enough?
  • April 17, 2013Image preview
    Whether your business just started or the idea of becoming a business owner is just developing, take the time NOW to learn as much as you can to prepare yourself for the surprises to come. You can get a head start by participating in the Small Business Management Certificate Program (SBMCP) 8-Week course starting THURSDAY, APRIL 18. 
  • April 08, 2013Image preview
    Since I have been an adviser at the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center, it never ceases to amaze me how many people are interested in starting their own small business.Even though the economy may be struggling or the odds are against them, entrepreneurs just find a way to make it happen. Their spirit and drive are insatiable...
  • April 01, 2013Image preview
    Entrepreneurial success begins in childhood.All it takes is an astute parent to mentor and guide the child to discover they can make money using their talents. Since my last Business Tips article, based on the book "Young Bucks, How to Raise a Future Millionaire" by Troy Dunn, I've been searching my memory bank for examples. I'll share those examples as well as explore some Dunn has identified.


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