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2012 North Texas SBDC of the Year
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Best Southwest named 2012 North Texas SBDC of the Year
The 2013 Small Business Awards Winners
The U.S. Small Business Administration congratulates the following recipients:

SCORE Chapter of the Year
Jim Lewis, Chair
SCORE Chapter 120

SBDC of the Year
Russell Wyrick, Director
Best Southwest SBDC

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Andrew Nguyen
Honor Courage Committment (HCC)

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Cathy W. Dougherty
Doughtery Sprague Environmental, Inc.

Financial Services Champion of the Year
James C. Kahler
First United Bank

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
(Also Regional Winner)

Royalyn Reid
Consumer & Market Insights

Family-Owned Business of the Year
Bobbie & Robbie Shoults
Bear Creek Smokehouse

8(a) Graduate of the Year
Alvaro Nunez, Jr.
Benco Construction Services

Small Business Exporter of the Year
Dr. Kevi Le & Tom Le
Luraco Technologies, Inc.

Small Business Person of the Year
John R. Ahearn
Overhead Door Company


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

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:

Business Plans
Business Startup
Computer Issues
Cost Management
Financial Issues
Health & Safety
Human Resources
Marketing & Sales
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
Customer Demographics
Computer availability
Cash on hand
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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