Tag Archives: Small Business Administration

SBA: Honoring Texas Entrepreneurs

Lower Rio Grande Valley office provides for small businesses As a child, Sherrill Lester played on the floor of her father’s machine shop. She got used to the sounds and smells of metal work and eventually launched her own career in the steel industry. Today, she is president of QMF Steel, a $6.5 million manufacturing business with 28 employees in rural Campbell, Texas. Lester and her team worked with the…

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Writing YOUR Success Story

Once upon a time … It’s the classic opening to our favorite fairy tales. As children we dream of magic potions and knights in shining armor that will provide our happily ever after. How were we to know that our own hard work, skill and determination could be far more effective? Once upon a time, my husband and I started our business sharing a desk. As he developed our product…

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Op-ed: SBA loves Rio Grande Valley Small Businesses

Local assistance for small businesses It is exciting when a new business opens in the Rio Grande Valley, and we LOVE it because it strengthens both the community and the economy. The latest U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy stats show small firm openings have accounted for 40 percent of the “new” American jobs over the last two decades. During the first quarter of fiscal 2017, SBA approved 31…

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Starting a business? Info workshops kick off

Series of informational workshops for growing or starting a business kicks off Feb. 10 The U.S. Small Business Administration has organized a series of a number of informational workshops through May 12. The sessions help small business owners or anyone thinking about starting a business to properly start, build and grow. The sessions also provide an opportunity to connect with representatives from federal, state and local business resource agencies. The…

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