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The 2014 Small Business Awards Winners
The U.S. Small Business Administration congratulates the following recipients:

Arlington Chamber Small Business of the Year


SBDC of the Year
Best Southwest SBDC
Loletha Moore, Acting Director


SCORE Chapter of the Year
Fort Worth SCORE Chapter 120
Mike Reid, Chair


Region VI Prime Contractor of the Year
David Shutler
Utility Systems Solutions, Inc.


FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES


Galactic Performance Solutions
Daniel Mohore


Southern Flair Photography
Dwayne Lee


NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION


Dental Health Arlington
Nancy Minion Blinn


VETERAN-OWNED COMPANY


iKids Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Randy Hamilton


U.S. Small Business Administration Awards


Minority Small Business

Francine D. Hawkins-Alegeh
F.D. Hawkins Painting & Remodeling


Woman in Business
Rebecca Ann Hicks
Hicks Law Group


Financial Services
Jimmy Bennett
Jimmy Ray Bennett, CPA
Arlington City Council


Veteran Small Business
Jim Reid
Momentum Texas, Inc.


Home-based Business
Gregory Jackman Sakwa
Greycon, Inc. DBA Grey Construction


Entrepreneural Success of the Year
Evan Shelan
eZforex.com


Family-owned Business of the Year
Marvin Groves, Jr.
Marvin Groves Electric, Inc.


Young Entrepreneur of the Year
John Lee Stoiloff
Stoiloff Insurance Company


Small Business Exporter of the Year
Gregg Cobb
Precise Energy Products, Inc.


Small Business Person of the Year
Nick Pencis
Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ, Inc.

 



Risk Management SBDC

William (Bill) Weddle, Jr., Director
Bill J. Priest Institute
of El Centro College
1402 Corinth Street, Suite #1536
Dallas, Texas 75215
Phone: (214) 860-5821
Fax: (214) 860-5867
Email: w.weddle@dcccd.edu

If you think risk management is only about insurance -- we need to talk!

The Risk Management SBDC is where we examine your business’ strengths and weaknesses, and then assist you to minimize, transfer or eliminate your ‘risk factors’, while developing a system to manage the rest!

Ask yourself:

  • Is your computer running slow? Do you have anti-virus/spyware installed? Do you have a firewall installed? Is it current? Do you know for sure you aren’t infected?
  • Do you have a “disaster plan” in case of acts of nature, theft, fire or computer viruses/crashes? Can you recover your data and operate your business?
  • Do you understand the latest labor, environmental, health and safety rules & regulations? Including HIPPA, OSHA, EPA, DOL and TCEQ?
  • Do you know what risks your company faces? Are you under-estimating the impact? Are you just unaware of some risks? Do you have any plan at all?

This Is What We Do!

All business advising is confidential & free of charge.
We offer a flexible appointment schedule, at our office or yours.

Call Us Today!

For more detailed information, please download our RM/SBDC brochure.

The Risk Management SBDC, services all 49 counties in our northeast quadrant of Texas, focusing, but not limiting, our business advising and training in the following areas:

Business Risk Management: Strength/Weakness Assessment
All businesses have risk issues; the difference is in how they are handled! We will work together to assess all aspects of your company and then create a plan that will enable your future growth and stability.

A few areas of Business Risk Management:

Advertising
Business Plans
Business Startup
Computer Issues
Cost Management
Environmental
Expansion
Financial Issues
Health & Safety
Human Resources
Insurance
Legal
Marketing & Sales
Preventure
Product Development

Business Continuity & Data Protection-Data Recovery
You need a plan to stay in business, whether dealing with a one-day problem or a long-term crisis or disaster.

Track employees
Access to your data
Temporary offices
Access to funds
Cost management
Suppliers/supplies
Customer Demographics
Computer availability
Cash on hand
Receivables
Inventory security
Utilities availability
Marketing & sales
Equipment availability
Exit strategy

Computer & Network Security: Threat Assessment-Infection Detection
We offer on-site analysis, business advising, workshops, publications, free RMSBDC Toolkit, and many other resources.

  • Threat Assessment—one of the greatest risks for small business today is their computers and networks. We use assessment, checklists and “best practices" guidelines to design safety policies.
  • Infection Detection—we will help you remove any malware discovered and show you how to prevent future infections.

For more detailed information, please download our Computer & Network Security bi-fold. Please email us directly to discuss your computer/network needs.

Homeland Security: Tools for Small Business
Small business is crucial to HOMELAND SECURITY. Small business employs more Americans than large corporations and you’re easier to infiltrate! Security for your business should be built in layers and pertinent to your specific needs and location.

Please download a copy of our book HOMELAND SECURITY: Tools for Small Business.

Environmental Issues & Policy: Compliance Assistance/Sustainable Practices
We can help you adhere to all local, state, and federal environmental rules & regulations governing your business through "Compliance Assistance". These can be either preventative or corrective actions by way of self-audits, training, permits and registration . . . all at no cost and completely confidential.

Human Resources: Dept. of Labor – Food & Drug Admin.- O.S.H.A.
Workplace Human Resources can be daunting to the small business owner; they encompass human resource issues like fair wages, discrimination, age, religion, disabilities and OSHA compliance and training. Your responsibility may include not only your staff and employees but also your clients and the public at large.

We also provide food safety assistance for all business in the American food supply chain.

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