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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.


Galactic Performance Solutions
Daniel Mohore

Southern Flair Photography
Dwayne Lee


Dental Health Arlington
Nancy Minion Blinn


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

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.


Small Business Resources

These links are provided for your convenience to further enhance your research. The North Texas Small Business Development Center assumes no responsibility or liability for the content or suitability of any external link.

Business Startup


Management & Marketing

  • BusinessUSA - A centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access federal government services to help them grow and hire. Links to search engines covering over 100,000 government databases.
  • Women's Business Resources - Reports and news affecting women business owners.
  • GoLogo - Get your corporate identity from logo creation to commercial jingles.
  • Business Owner's Toolkit - Includes sample letters, contracts and other documents. Most material is free, but there is a small fee for some services.
  • SBA Managing a Business - Information and guidance that will help you manage and grow your business effectively

Legal & Tax Issues

General Research & Information

  • Smart Business - A good on-line version of the magazine.  Great links, too.
  • Inc. Magazine Online - An amazing amount of information on all types of small business concerns. Don't miss this wonderful site.
  • Northwestern Mutual - Not just for life insurance anymore. Excellent Small Business information.
  • Franchise Expo - An excellent source for franchising information. Contains many good links. A researchers dream.
  • Hoovers - A good site to research franchisers as well as other companies.
  • U.S. Census Bureau - A comprehensive source of data about the U.S. people and economy.
  • - A free resource guide to industry-specific resources and data for over 400 industries.
  • American Express Open Forum - A wealth of resources for business owners - videos, articles, blogs, podcasts, and expert advice to boost your business.
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