Client Success Stories

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    Kristina Uriegas-Reyes spent 7 years in New York City writing and working with small businesses through social media. She has a background in retail, specializing in vintage and consignment. After 7 years in NYC, she returned to her hometown of San Antonio with the goal of opening her own retro-inspired boutique. She collects vintage treasures and creates whimsical artisan jewelry. She started doing pop-up markets in San Antonio, primarily at Brick at Blue Star.

    Kristina came to several workshops at the SBDC and met Senior Advisor Crystal Darby. Kristina and Crystal discussed areas of the city where a vintage resale shop might do well. Kristina found a location at 1912 Fredericksburg Rd. Crystal advised her on city permits, insurance, business formation, and state and federal tax requirements. They discussed marketing to bring in traffic. Positioned next to the renowned Woodlawn Theatre, Hello Tallulah has been wholeheartedly embraced by the Deco District. Kristina’s collection of vintage clothing is highly curated. She also creates whimsical retro jewelry that is sparkly and fun. As a body positivity advocate and a former plus-size model, sizing is at the forefront of her mind, as she curates her collection. The company name came from her adorable pup, Tallulah.

    Kristina recently celebrated her store’s one year-anniversary and continues to thrive.

    Website: hellotallulah.com

    “My advisor Crystal Darby helped me with anything I needed, day or night, she was there for me. I honestly don’t think I could have opened this business without the SBDC and my advisor Crystal.”

  • Meet Kevin and Kate Arp, co-owners of K2 Culinary, a catering company in Wimberley, Texas. Kevin and Katie saw early success after opening for business. K2 Culinary had its first catering gig at the Bulverde Activity Center for the “Un-wine’d” Fundraiser. K2 Culinary then catered the Leadership NJROTC Training at Smithson Valley High School, serving over 100 cadets and 14 instructors.

    Meet Kevin and Kate Arp, co-owners of K2 Culinary

    K2 Culinary, a catering company, serves Wimberley, Texas and the surrounding area including Bulverde and Spring Branch. Kevin and Katie established their business in 2008 and expanded into the Wimberley area in early Spring of 2018. Kevin and Katie saw early success after opening for business. K2 Culinary had its first catering gig at the Bulverde Activity Center for the “Un-wine’d” Fundraiser. K2 Culinary then catered the Leadership NJROTC Training at Smithson Valley High School, serving over 100 cadets and 14 instructors.

    Kevin Arp chopping onions in the K2 Culinary kitchen

    Kevin Arp sautéing mushrooms in the K2 Culinary kitchen

    K2 Culinary doesn’t just cater large events, they will cater private dinner parties as well. You can find K2 Culinary at: www.facebook.com/k2culinary or by calling 512.644.0901

    Client Assistance:

    Kevin used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on marketing and entity formation to include small business taxes and employment taxes.

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Kevin was able to start their business, create 1 new job and increase their profits.

    We are proud to be a part of K2 Culinary’s success!


    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call us at 830-214-6435.

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  • Tammy and Theo Marsh

    In October of 2017 Tammy and Theo opened their gourmet popcorn and novelty store in Selma, TX and named it Popcorn Piccadilly. The store carries several flavor varieties of popcorn, as well as vintage sodas, candies, and fudge. Their gourmet popcorn recipes are based on their 24 years of travel and living abroad as U.S. Military Service Members.

    Tammy and Theo came to UTSA SBDC advisor Scott Hardwick in June of 2017. With Scott’s assistance they were able to evaluate the potential opportunity, approach lenders for a potential loan, put together a business plan as well as financial projections, and negotiate with a landlord on a commercial lease. Tammy and Theo provided an owner investment of $30,000 and obtained a 7a loan from Frost Bank for $85,000. They currently have 14 employees.

    Popcorn Piccadilly website: https://popcornpiccadilly.com/

    “The services of the SBDC were recommended by our bank. We worked alongside our advisor Scott Hardwick on the information the bank needed in order to secure our loan, and we continue to seek his advice with any tough business questions. We now live the dream of business ownership.”

     

  • C. Kelly Family Clinic, PA was established in 2010 as a Professional Association by Dr. Cecily Kelly and her husband, Austin Kelly.

    Meet Dr. Cecily Kelly and her husband, Austin Kelly, of Kelly Family Clinic

    Kelly Family Clinic provides physician care and obstetrics serving the greater New Braunfels and Seguin area. They expanded their successful and growing business by purchasing a larger facility and hiring more physicians and staff. Kelly Family Clinic’s bright and talented physicians deliver full scope primary care. They treat patients ranging from newborn to seniors. In addition, they provide Obstetric Care (including Cesarean Sections) to women and perform minor Gynecological procedures. Listening and developing thriving, doctor-patient relationships is what matters most to them.
    You can find Kelly Family Clinic at: http://www.kellyfamilyclinic.com/ or by calling (830) 214-6411. They are located at 794 Generations Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130.

    Dr. Cecily Kelly and Dr. Jessica Edwards, physicians at Kelly Family Clinic

    Client Assistance:

    Austin used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on financial projections and a business plan.

    Austin said, “Larry New was able to provide assistance with explaining the process of the small business loan application and helping us form financial projections. He helped get our ideas into a commonly used format to tell our story effectively to the bank…He was instrumental in getting our expansion from an idea into reality.”

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Cecily and Austin were able to expand their business, retain 11 jobs, create 2 new jobs and secure an SBA backed loan.

    We are proud to be a part of Kelly Family Clinic’s success!


    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call us at 830-214-6435.

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  • Meet Laura Sagredo, owner of Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, located in Fredericksburg, Texas.

    Meet Laura Sagredo, owner of Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, located in Fredericksburg, Texas.

    Laura Sagredo took a leap of faith (with a lot of planning) to start Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, in 2016, after working for many years in the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) industry. Laura has a strong desire to serve others and gets to work at what she loves by helping people who benefit from the use of specialized medical equipment. In addition to sales, service and rental of durable medical equipment, Laura is also a certified mastectomy fitter and compression garment fitter. The knowledgeable staff at Glorious Medical Equipment assists patients in understanding Medicare, Medicaid, CHIPS, managed care, and private insurance coverage in obtaining the optimal reimbursement for equipment. Keeping pace with the changes in healthcare is and can be difficult. The staff are and will remain committed to keeping pace with the everyday changing guidelines in all areas of reimbursement. They are committed to providing personalized service.

    Glorious Medical Equipment offers years of experience which ensures patients are getting the best possible service for their medical equipment needs. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and supplies to their customers.

    You can find Glorious Medical Equipment at: https://www.gloriousmedicalequipment.com/ , via email at gloriousmedicalequipment@gmail.com; or by phone at: 830.992.3360

    Laura Sagredo, owner of Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, adjusting a walker.

    Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, located in Fredericksburg, Texas.

    Client Assistance:

    Laura used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on business formation and financing and they continue to work on operations, inventory, sales tax, etc.

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Laura was able to start her business, expand her business, create 2 jobs, and increase her sales.

    We are proud to be a part of Glorious Medical Equipment’s success!


    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call us at 830-214-6435.

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