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Client Spotlight: The Refinery Men’s Grooming Lounge (New Braunfels)

Meet Vicki and Deidre, owners of The Refinery Men's Grooming Lounge located in New Braunfels, Texas. The Refinery Men’s Grooming Lounge is the creation of two local women who aspired to create the premier men’s salon in New Braunfels.  Their business is centered around the idea that a men’s salon can be a different kind of

Client Spotlight: Barking Lot Treats (Seguin)

Meet Pam Hankins, owner of Barking Lot Treats, a business based in Seguin Texas, providing delicious, nutritious treats for all of our furry friends.   Pam and Scott Hankins started Barking Lot Treats after searching pet food industry options for their Frenchie babies Alvin & Coco and found so many chemicals/products in

Client Spotlight: Hill Country Forklift, LLC (New Braunfels)

Mark Hauck is the owner of Hill Country Forklift, LLC, a business based in New Braunfels. He provides service for forklift repairs, rentals, maintenance, and repair.   Mark had worked in the forklift industry for over 25 years as an employee. However, he had a strong desire to own a business of his own. The veteran owned

5th Annual Digital Marketing Bootcamp | August 29, 2019

Join the UTSA small business development center for a comprehensive day of Digital Marketing. Guest industry-expert presenters include: Mark Nanez, Cory Ames, Charity Matthews and Steven Bullard. 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Check-in (Light breakfast, coffee, & water included) and Networking Morning Breakout Sessions:Get Your Business

UTSA SBDC Congratulates the 16th Graduating Class of the Building Business Excellence Program

The UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) welcomed its 16th class of Building Business Excellence (BBE) graduates into its alumni base of more than 150 entrepreneurs this past Tuesday, April 9, at Liberty Bar, located in historic Southtown. The largest class in BBE’s history, this year’s cohort included: Amanda Burris (Dixie