The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is open for business.
Each of our small business service centers are available to you during this difficult and unexpected time.
One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference.
Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information, go directly to
For COVID-19 small business resources, go to

Client Spotlight: Faces-Places-Photography (New Braunfels)

Meet Marcia Richardson, owner and photographer of Faces-Places-Photography.

Marcia Richardson, owner and photographer of Faces-Places-Photography

Marcia took a winding road to this profession.  As an Air Force kid and an Army wife her life experiences and extensive travel have all prepared her for this exciting career. She spent more than 20 years as a dental hygienist, and is now pursuing the artistic side of her personality. She has studied photography extensively, most recently as a student at the Art Institute of San Antonio; where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Digital Photography in 2017. Marcia is fulfilling a dream by becoming a professional photographer – “Photographs are memories for a lifetime” is a guiding principle of her business.

Marcia said, “Larry New and Brandi Randle provide a welcoming and encouraging environment to learn more about starting a successful business. A great resource!”

You can find Faces-Places-Photography at, on Facebook at, via email at or by calling 254-371-7892.

(c) Marcia Richardson, Faces-Places-Photography

(c) Marcia Richardson, Faces-Places-Photography

(c) Marcia Richardson, Faces-Places-Photography

Client Assistance:

Marcia visited the New Braunfels Satellite Office of the San Antonio Small Business Development Center and met with Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on business entity formation, branding and identifying target markets and advertising.

While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Marcia was able to start and expand her business and create 1 full time job. We are proud to be a part of Faces-Places-Photography’s success!

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

Check out more New Braunfels and Seguin success stories!

Interested in receiving New Braunfels & Seguin news on a weekly basis? Then sign up for our e-newsletter!  click here to sign up.