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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

 



What is the NTSBDC

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is currently the largest management assistance program serving the business sector in the United States. Implementation of the program, upon completion of the annual Cooperative Agreement, rests within each SBDC State or Region Director and the sponsoring organization.

An SBDC conducts research, counsels and trains business people in managing, financing and operating small businesses, providing comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.  Each SBDC encourages unique local efforts to meet small business needs in its area. SBDCs develop and maintain partnerships among community organizations and agencies: local, state and federal, to provide a focal point for broad networks of public and private resources at the community level. SBDC partnership programs and activities have contributed significantly to economic growth in each state.

It is the philosophical approach of the SBDC to guide and train the client in the areas of assistance required, rather than doing the work for them.  Any present or prospective business owner is eligible for SBDC management and technical advising at no charge.

SBDC Objectives:

  • Provide information to the entrepreneur related to starting a small business.
  • Provide free in-depth business advising, quality assistance to small businesses in all areas that promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management involvement.
  • Link resources of federal, state and local governments with those of colleges, universities and the private sector to meet the needs of the small business community.
  • Advocate small business interests.
  • Contribute to the economic growth of the community serviced and create a broad based delivery system.

The North Texas Small Business Development Center (NTSBDC) network serves the needs of established and startup small businesses in northeast and north central Texas. It is a partnership program between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Dallas County Community College District. The regional office is located in the Bill J. Priest Institute of El Centro Community College, just south of downtown Dallas.

Our Vision
To be the recognized leader for small business assistance in the North Texas region.

Our Mission
The NTSBDC promotes small business success by providing management education. We assist small businesses in creating jobs and economic growth by utilizing the elements of quality business advising and training, community involvement and the leveraging of resources.


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