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.

Training

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.

Contracting Assistance

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.

 

Manufacturing Assistance

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.

 

Annual Report

Meet the Team

Vanda Cullar

Vanda Cullar

Director

Vanda Cullar

Director
Vanda Cullar

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!

Email: vanda.cullar@mwsu.edu
Phone: (940) 397-4373
Lynda Cannedy

Lynda Cannedy

Assistant Director

Lynda Cannedy

Assistant Director
Lynda Cannedy

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.

Email: lynda.cannedy@mwsu.edu
Phone: (940) 397-4373

Dan Leslie

Dan Leslie

Business Consultant

Dan Leslie

Business Consultant
Dan Leslie

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.

Email: daniel.leslie@mwsu.edu
Phone:
Walter Lambert

Walter Lambert

Business Consultant

Walter Lambert

Business Consultant
Walter Lambert

I’ve been with the SBDC network since 2016. I love working with startups and helping entrepreneurs succeed. I’m a data nerd and I love brainstorming, outdoor adventures, and playing games.

Email: walter.lambert@mwsu.edu
Phone: (940) 397-4373
Shani Page

Shani Page

Program Coordinator

Shani Page

Program Coordinator
Shani Page

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!

Email: shani.page@mwsu.edu
Phone: (940) 397-4373