America’s SBDCs help make the dream of small business ownership a reality for more Americans — creating jobs and opportunities that build communities throughout the nation.
See how the North Texas SBDC has served its communities.
RHONE FUNERAL HOME SERVES FAMILIES AT A TIME OF LOSS
Owner Benjamin W. Rhone offers an array of services to families including sale of caskets and memorial accessories to provide traditional and non-traditional funerals, memorial services for cremations and committal services for all burials.
OLD MEXICAN INN RESTAURANT & CANTINA RETOOLS OPERATIONS
Seventy-nine years ago, in the summer of 1941 on 7th Avenue, Caroline Flores opened her business with her husband by her side. OMI, as it is affectionately called, was the first restaurant in Corsicana to sell alcohol since 1936. Today, food is still prepared and cooked fresh daily just as it was 79 years ago. OMI had to pivot during the Covid-19 crisis and begin renovation for customer social distancing and employee safety. During shelter in place, the business managed to renovate and retain 44 loyal employees.
A&J EXCAVATION AND DEMOLITION, LLC MAKES OVER $1,000,000 IN REVENUE WITH 15 EMPLOYEES
In 2015, Juan Valles came to the SBDC when he was 21 years old to expand his knowledge of business operations. Juan had a lawn service, a tree service and a recycling business. He worked with mentors and in September, 2016, launched his new construction company, A&J Excavation and Demolition, LLC. This business focuses on excavation and demolition of construction sites in and around Tarrant County. Affected by COVID, Juan obtained a PPP, EIDL Advanced and EIDL to sustain his business operations.
The SBDC is like your business's Best Friend. Judith Collins has been a guardian angel that has guided PinkPedi towards success, helping us with proper planning and procedures year after year.
Lucy Dang and Brandon Lyon, Owners of Pink Pedi, pivoted to make hand sanitizer during the pandemic.
PINK PEDI PIVOTS DURING COVID TO RESPOND WITH MASKS AND SANITIZER
Pink Pedi, a nail salon and apothecary in West Dallas, touts no fumes or toxins, supports sustainability, entrepreneurs and locally-sourced products. During the pandemic, the business pivoted to produce masks and sanitizer.
I didn't know what I was going to do. My PPP loan wouldn't have gotten done without the SBDC.
Richard Hitt, Owner of A-1 Tire & Auto Center
MARINE CORP VETERAN PURCHASES GOLDEN CHICK FRANCHISE
Marine Corp Veteran Terry Bell purchased a Golden Chick Franchise by leveraging the collective resources of the Economic Development Corporation's Boots to Business Grant Program, the Trinity Valley SBDC, Greater Texas Capital CDC, SBA and BBVA.
STITCHIN HEAVEN, INC., IN QUITMAN, TEXAS, IS THE LARGEST QUILT SHOP IN THE STATE
Debra Lea Luttrell, President of Stitchin Heaven, Inc. in Quitman, Texas started the family-owned quilt shop in 1996 and currently runs it with her son. She is a client of the Tyler SBDC and used the SBA 7a Loan Program to expand her business. Her workforce increased from 18 employees in 2016 to 37 in 2019, and sales increased more than 25% in 2019. The facility is the largest quilt shop in the state, providing space for quilters to come together to shop, take classes and build friendships.
The SBDC was instrumental in helping develop our business plan, which in turn helped secure our loan to construct a facility.
Tara Walzel, Owner of Master's Voice Canine Training