Client Success Stories

  • 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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  • 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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