Client Success Stories

  • 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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  • Meet Serena Morris, owner of the Givin’ Tree located in New Braunfels, Texas.

    Meet Serena Morris (right), owner of the Givin' Tree located in New Braunfels, Texas

    Serena Morris opened her business, the Givin’ Tree, June 2018.

    The Givin’ Tree is a clothing closet for high school aged kids that are in need of formal wear for proms. Serena also operates a Wedding Fair once a year. This fair is put on for people in need of wedding gowns. The Givin’ Tree is a for-profit business. Serena hopes to use the profits, at a future date, to fund a scholarship called “Princess for a Night.”

    Client Assistance:

    Serena used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Sam Morgan. Together, they worked on entity formation tasks including the unincorporated forms for Comal County to get her DBA and the IRS online application for her EIN. They continue working together on her business plan.

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Serena was able to start her business and form one full time job.

    We are proud to be a part of the Givin’ Tree’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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  • Ritchie Limb and Brace

    David and Lori Ritchie, owners of Ritchie Limb and Brace (RLB), have been seeking assistance from the UTSA Small Business Development Center since 2010.  RLB specializes in manufacturing custom-made prosthetic and orthotic devices, diabetic shoes, patient education and support in using the devices.  The company provides routine follow up to manage the patient’s care of devices. The stimulus for opening Ritchie Limb and Brace, LLC was due to David Ritchie’s father who had his left leg amputated when David was a teenager. Upon opening the original practice in Seguin in 2010, David realized his dream to help other people with similar conditions as his father.  The company’s recent expansion to the new location in New Braunfels, which opened in January 2015, continues to strengthen that mission.  Their services enable people with disabilities to maintain an active lifestyle, which directly helps them maintain their health.  This allows them to reduce the incidence of further major healthcare events.  The more active they are the better their health is. A properly fitting prosthesis will allow their patients to walk with safety and security.  The owners believe their business is a blend of healthcare and mechanics. The patients that they work with are in the middle of a healthcare crisis and they find it their duty to restore their abilities to ambulate.  Their intervention enables the patient to return to work, care for their family, maintain their own health, provides a sense of self-worth and overcome the feeling of being “disabled” and restore their feeling of independence.

    RLB obtained a commercial loan in order to build the New Braunfels location. This included capital expenses such as computers and new equipment. They both attended marketing workshops at the SA SBDC to help with marketing their business. The company’s future plans include developing a wellness center focused around the person with amputation and other forms of disabilities.  Also providing advanced gait training classes. They also plan to open two more locations in the area to continue to increase their presence and provide convenient locations for their patients. Two new jobs were created and eight existing jobs were retained due to their business expansion in New Braunfels.

    Ritchie Limb and Brace’s website:   http://www.rlandb.com/

    “Wayne Looff has been a constant presence for us and has been available to discuss pending decisions such as personnel hiring, expanding the business and just being there for us when we felt lost. We can trust his judgment and advice.” David and Lori Ritchie

  • Alida, Luis and Bobbi Reyes De Jesus-Harris, Owners with San Antonio District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales

    Luis and Bobbi Reyes De Jesus-Harris celebrated the grand opening of their Westside restaurant with a 3 day event that culminated with festivities on Monday, April 9.  The day was highlighted by a visit from San Antonio District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales to welcome the new business to the Westside. Big Lou and Bobbi worked with the UTSA Small Business Development Center to plan for this venture.  They received assistance from Senior Business Advisor David Baenziger who worked with them closely on their business plan and financial projections to get funding. They received assistance from the Westside Development Corporation who continues to work with them to promote the business.

    The restaurant features breakfast sandwiches and beverages.  They offer lunch and dinner sandwiches, salads, soups and sweets. They are located at: 527 El Paso St., San Antonio, TX  78207

    They are open Monday thru Thursday from 9 AM – 7 PM, Friday from 9 AM – 9 PM and Saturday from 12 PM – 9 PM. Follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Alidatx/