July 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
Oilfield related businesses developing around San Angelo



As you would expect we are seeing more and more people interested in opening an oilfield service related business, due to the activity in the Wolfcamp and now Cline Shale plays. Partly due to the knowledge we learned from our SBDC colleagues working with clients in the Eagle Ford Shale area southeast of here, we have successfully helped a number secure financing and get started. Please see us if you are interested in starting an oilfield related service business or you are an existing business servicing the oilfield and need assistance. As always our advising services are free and confidential. 



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Register today! Click on the links below to find out more.
July 11th, 2013

Image previewSBDC Seminar: Starting A Business? What You Need to Know!

2:00pm - 4:30pm:

July 16th, 2013

Image previewBusiness Brown Bag Series: Affordable Care Act 

12:00pm - 1:00pm:  


Image previewSBDC Course: SBMCP 8-Week Course (Orientation)

  6:00pm - 8:30pm:

July 18th, 2013

Image previewSBDC Seminar: How to Protect Your Business From Fraud 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:


July 23rd, 2013

Image previewSBDC Seminar: How to Write Your Business Plan (Part I: Focus on the Narrative) 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:


July 25th, 2013

Image previewSBDC Seminar: So You Want to Start a Trucking Company?

 6:00pm - 8:30pm:


July 30th, 2013

Image previewSBDC Seminar: How to Write Your Business Plan (Part II: Focus on Financials) 

6:00pm - 8:30pm:


July 31st, 2013

Image previewSBDC Seminar: Shaking the Money Tree: Finding Funding for Your Business 

2:00pm - 4:30pm:

Don't miss these special events. Register Now!
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Begins July 16, 2013 - $50

Time: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Do you imagine yourself running a successful business in San Angelo but don't know where to begin? Do you have a small business now but not sure if you missed anything during start-up? The ASU-SBDC is providing an educational 8-week course to educate entrepreneurs and potential future business owners about the ins and outs of business ownership.

July Business Brown Bag: 
Affordable Care Act (encore)

July 16, 2013

Time: 12 noon - 1p.m.

EAT. LEARN. NETWORK. Don't miss this FREE monthly noontime "bring your own brown bag" business focused speaker series. "Affordable Care Act: The Basics and Possible Business Impacts Encore" by Eric Becker CEO, San Angelo Community Medical Center. As health care reform unfolds it is important to understand how it will affect you and your business. The implications for your business will basically depend on the number of people you employ. For a good overview of what the Affordable Care Act is and how it might affect your business, join us! 

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

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    • Mary has been teaching Zumba classes at Goodfellow Air Force Base for about four years. She wanted to be a small business owner so she contacted the Angelo State University * Small Business Development Center and met with Advisor Paul Howard. Mary realized she would need to continue with her full time employment and will offer the Zumba lessons in the evenings and weekends...    READ MORE



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June 27, 2013

The newest group of Small Business Management Certificate Program graduates celebrated their accomplishment among family and friends June 13, 2013. The program encompassed eight start up seminars and one-on-one advising so help this fresh batch of entrepreneurs take one step closer to business ownership... 



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 June 20, 2013

Business is good in San Angelo for most firms. The influx of companies and workers related to the oilfield have created a lot of demand for goods and services, more so with some than others. This same increase in business will attract competitors who want to take advantage of this growth. We have seen this in restaurants, hotels and other areas...



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June 10, 2013

Have you ever taken a cake or some homemade bread to a party or friend and have them brag on it and proclaim that you should open your own bakery? Maybe the first time, you were flattered and quickly dismissed the suggestion. But the compliments kept coming as did the suggestions to start your own business and now you have given some serious thought. 


Knowing about sales tax essential


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June 03, 2013


You want to open a business. You know almost exactly how much it will cost to start: supplies, furniture, rent, utilities, etc. But what about sales tax? As a new business owner this will be one of the first taxes you will pay once you start selling your product or service. After setting up your company either as a sole proprietor, partnership, LLC, etc., you will need to visit the State Comptroller's Office to find out about your sales tax responsibility..



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