Client Success Stories

  • Tammy Mowles was born an entrepreneur and has a great capacity for achievement. She is one of the owners of Spirit Halloween stores in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. Tammy focuses on finding temporary lease space and selling franchise Halloween merchandise from costumes, props, and spooky yard & home decorations.

    Tammy was initially referred to Senior Advisor Patrice McElfresh by Mary Peters of the Southwest Texas Border Region office. Patrice and Tammy have worked together over several years to grow Halloween business and to isolate the business from potential liabilities. This is a seasonal business but it keeps Tammy busy year-round. The UTSA SBDC assists in many areas, from locations to unemployment taxes.

    Tammy has been a client of the UTSA SBDC since 2014 and over that time has created 58 new jobs while retaining 174 jobs.

    Spirit Halloween website: http://spirithalloween.com

    “My business advisor Patrice McElfresh is always there with an email and a phone call. She is super pro-active. I can call her with any question and she helps find a solution.”

  • Meet Janice Kingsbury, owner of Do New Braunfels Tours & Concierge Services located in New Braunfels, Texas

    Meet Janice Kingsbury and husband Tim, owner of Do New Braunfels Tours & Concierge Services.

    After retiring in 2009, Jan decided to start a walking tour business in New Braunfels. After much reading and research, she started Spass Walking Tours of New Braunfels in 2013. After guiding tours for many groups in New Braunfels, it became apparent that there is a demand for someone to provide additional services to visitors to the New Braunfels area, thus, Do New Braunfels was born!

    The mission of Do New Braunfels is to help visitors enjoy New Braunfels like a local, and to help locals enjoy their own city like a tourist! Do New Braunfels offers Excursions, Dining and Specialty Services. Spend a day on the river or at Schlitterbahn, make a trip out out to Natural Bridge Caverns and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, take a walking tour through Landa Park and enjoy a picnic lunch or wine and tapas, spend the day shopping for antiques, hop on a bus for winery or craft beer tour, or book a package including concert tickets for Whitewater Amphitheater and transportation, all details handled by Do New Braunfels.

    Do New Braunfels can help with suggestions for dining and can book reservations. They can also plan a progressive dinner evening for a group. Winery, craft beer and distillery tours including food and transportation can be arranged. Surprise your love with fresh flowers and a bottle of champagne waiting in your room, hire a local photographer for group or family photos, stock your condo or room with locally brewed beer and snacks, all details handled by Do New Braunfels.

    You can find Do New Braunfels Tours & Concierge Services at: http://donewbraunfels.com/, via email at: info@donewbraunfels.com, or by phone at: 830.387.1245

     

    Janice Kingsbury, owner of Do New Braunfels Tours & Concierge Services, conducting a tour.

    Janice Kingsbury, owner of Do New Braunfels Tours & Concierge Services, conducting a tour.

    Client Assistance:

    Jan 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, marketing, sales tax, and personnel issues.

    Jan said, ““Larry New was helpful in answering some specific questions about structure of my business & earning needed quarters to qualify for social security.”

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

    We are proud to be a part of Do New Braunfels Tours & Concierge Services’ 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 Arcadio “Aggie” Aguilar, owner of Skyview Studios, LLC located in Schertz, Texas.

    Meet Arcadio "Aggie" Aguilar, owner of Skyview Studios, LLC located in Schertz, Texas. 

    Aggie Aguilar loves flying drones and decided to turn that passion into a business with Skyview Studios, LLC after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He is a licensed FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot and offers aerial photography and videos, 3D mapping, vegetation health, elevation roof inspections for real estate and other services that can be provided by his drones.

    You can find Skyview Studios online at https://www.skyview-studios.com/, via email at arcadio.aguilar@skyview-studios.com or by calling 210-823-3054.

    Drone Photo of House by Skyview Studios, LLC

    Drone Photo of House by Skyview Studios, LLC

    Drone Photo of House by Skyview Studios, LLC

    Client Assistance:

    Aggie used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on business entity formation, target marketing and growth plans.

    Aggie said, “Larry New provided expert professional advice that provided Skyview Studios LLC with the help to start off right.”

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Aggie was able to start his business, create 1 new job, and increase his sales.

    We are proud to be a part of Skyview Studios’ 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 Flora E. Radcliffe-Hooks, CEO, Owner and Founder of Quality Response Medical Staffing, LLC located in Cibolo, Texas.

    Meet Flora E. Radcliffe-Hooks, CEO, Owner and Founder of Quality Response Medical Staffing, LLC located in Cibolo, Texas.

    Flora started Quality Response Medical Staffing, LLC in March of 2016 providing staffing for hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, nursing homes, laboratories and others in the medical field and specialties including nursing, radiology/cardiopulmonary, phlebotomy and many others. Flora worked as a nurse for 19 years including 5 years in several staffing agencies. She knew she could do better and make a difference in the temporary medical staffing field.

    Flora takes pride that they are an entirely family owned and operated business that she plans to pass down to future generations.

    Quality Response Medical Staffing, LLC can be reached at qrms@qualityresponsemedicalstaffing.com, (800) 846-0429 and at their website: www.qualityresponsemedicalstaffing.com

    Quality Response Medical Staffing, LLC located in Cibolo, Texas.

    Flora Hooks and Family

    Client Assistance:

    Flora used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on many aspects of growing her business including contracts, funding and factoring companies, office space and home office issues, marketing and professional referrals. They continue to work together as the business grows and prospers.

    She said, “Larry New personally pointed me in the right direction of getting my CPA, insurance and an extremely helpful attorney.”

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Flora was able to expand her business, increase her revenue with two contracts, create two new jobs and retain four jobs.

    We are proud to be a part of Quality Response Medical Staffing’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 Jeanne Zuniga, owner of The Woman Who Cleans, LLC located in Schertz, Texas.

    Meet Jeanne Zuniga, owner of The Woman Who Cleans, LLC located in Schertz, Texas. 

    Jeanne Zuniga incorporated her business, The Woman Who Cleans, LLC, in January of 2018. The Woman Who Cleans provides janitorial and organizational services for residential and commercial clients in Schertz and surrounding communities.

    As a Veteran owned business, Jeanne prioritizes attention to even the smallest details with a flat rate that will give her customer a worry-free, hassle-free service. It is guaranteed that no one else is as thorough and visionary with their cleaning services. Additionally, they are well above the standard for homes or offices.

    They specialize in organization as well and are happy to help you with decluttering projects to make you more efficient and cost-effective. Jeanne said she wants to build a business that contributes respect and professionalism to the cleaning industry and to motivate other businesses to value themselves and their employees similarly.
    You can contact Jeanne on facebook @thewomanwhocleans,  by calling 210-850-7879, or by visiting their website: http://thewomanwhocleans.com/

    Employees of The Woman Who Cleans, LLC

    Client Assistance:

    Jeanne used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on entity formation and filing her 100% Veteran Owned LLC. Jeanne said, “Larry was and is very knowledgeable, honest and direct, while also being helpful and patient to let you make your own decisions in your own time.”

    We are proud to be a part of the Woman Who Cleans’ 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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