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
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)
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
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!
This Is What We Do!
All business advising is confidential & free of charge.
We offer a flexible appointment schedule, at our office or yours.
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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 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.
Computer & Network Security: Threat Assessment-Infection Detection
We offer on-site analysis, business advising, workshops, publications, free RMSBDC Toolkit, and many other resources.
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.
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.