About the SBDC
Who We Are
We are a government agency with a mission to help small businesses succeed.
The Midwestern State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a sub center assigned to the Northwest Texas Small Business (NWTSBDC) program. The (SBDC) program consists of over 1000 offices within the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii. The SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The professional staff at the Midwestern State SBDC is highly trained and willing to provide quality service and assistance to business owners and potential entrepreneurs. Training is offered through the SBDC on a scheduled basis and by specific request. Here at MSU SBDC, we keep in mind:
– Our Mantra – Consulting, Training and Research
– Our Vision – The NWTSBDC will be recognized as the provider of choice throughout the Region for business and economic development opportunities.
– Our Mission – To provide consulting, training and research to small business in pursuit of community economic development.
How We Work With You
Individual Business Assistance
The MSU SBDC provides One-on-One counseling by trained professionals at no charge for persons planning to start a business as well as those already in business. This counseling can include financial analysis, business plan development, market planning, patents, copyrights, international trade, manufacturing assistance research information, and other matters.
Small Business Management training is offered through workshops, seminars and classes. Many of these are scheduled on an on-going basis; others are offered on demand and in-house when the need is established. Any business-related topic can be the subject of a workshop if enough interest is shown, and if no similar training is available elsewhere.
The Procurement Assistance Center (PAC) offers assistance in locating and pursuing contracts with government agencies. Assistance is also provided to general contractors and sub contractors in locating bid opportunities. This includes state, local and private bid opportunities. They also provide information to disadvantaged businesses interested in becoming 8a or hub vendors.
The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) offers an array of business and technical services related technical assistance to area manufacturers. Strategic planning, automation, workforce development, and lean operation are just a few topics that the local TMAC office can help your business with! Contact them for more information at (806) 745 7926.
Meet the Team
Having grown up in a family-owned business, I have a passion for helping entrepreneurs start a new business, grow an existing one as well as plan for a successful exit. I enjoy volunteering, gardening, being outdoors, entertaining and spending time with friends and family – especially my grandkids!
As a business analyst, I use my past experiences as a C.P.A and a teacher to help clients with business education, planning, financials, and decision making. I teach QuickBooks classes and provide assistance as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. I love helping people. My interests include grandchildren, bicycling, gardening, and being outdoors.
As a Social Work student, I enjoy working in the Nonprofit environment of the SBDC. I enjoy using my graphic design skills to promote various SBDC events. When I am not studying or working, I can most likely be found spending time with my beloved Corgi or watching my favorite show, The Office.
I have been a business analyst with the S.B.D.C. since 2006. I have a multifaceted background to include banking and entrepreneurship, with a heavy emphasis on restaurants.
Seeking out but not consumed with the eternal quest of trying to find the fine line between not enough coffee and too much coffee.
I've been with the MSU SBDC for over 10 years and the team here is like family. If you call the office, I'm usually at the other end of the phone line! I'm also responsible for the internal accounting for the office. I'm planning on retiring this fall and looking forward to spending more time with my grandkids and catching up on some reading!
Working with the SBDC for the past several years has been great! I focus on special projects for the MSU SBDC and also work at a local dentist office. I'm a certified in Exit Planning and love helping small businesses succeed. I enjoy spending time with my 2 children and squeezing in some good reading when I can!
I've been with the MSU SBDC as a Business Consultant since 2013. I also work at H&R Block and have several years of great experience with taxes. Outside of work, I love to tinker with computers, play games, and participate in local theater.
Business owner of a studio salon, The Hair Emporium. At the SBDC I work on special projects, priority being Lemonade Day. A program designed to teach children about entrepreneurship. I am passionate about faith, family, friends, the arts and nature. I LOVE the team at the SBDC and feel honored and privileged to be a part.