New Braunfels and Seguin Success Stories

  • Wicked Voodoo Espresso: New Braunfels

    Meet Laurel and Kenny Winslow – Owners of Wicked Voodoo Espresso.

    Wicked Voodoo Espresso: Owners

    Laurel and Kenny Winslow

     

    Laurel and Kenny Winslow opened Wicked Voodoo Espresso, LLC in New Braunfels, Texas in November of 2016. Wicked Voodoo Espresso is a coffee company that serves you their delicious potions – such as organic fair trade coffee, coffee drinks and teas. They are open and ready to entrance you with their wicked good brews. You can them out at: http://www.wickedvoodooespresso.com/

     

    Wicked Voodoo Espresso and their Drive Thru location

    Wicked Voodoo Espresso and their Drive Thru location

    Wicked Voodoo Espresso will cast a spell on you and you will instantaneously fall in love with coffee again! They value great, fresh roasted coffee and warm friendly service. Visit them and get wicked with rich aromas and taste that they have to offer in your cup every day.

     

     

    Wicked Voodoo Espresso at their Ribbon Cutting

    Wicked Voodoo Espresso at their Ribbon Cutting

    Client Assistance:

    Laurel and Kenny worked with the UTSA Small Business Development Center and the New Braunfels area advisor Larry New. Together they worked on business plans and business entity formation. While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Laurel and Kenny were able to start their business, employ 2 full time jobs and 4 part time jobs. We are proud to be a part of Laurel and Kenny’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.

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    The UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers integrated services to new and experienced business owners in San Antonio, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and 8 other surrounding counties. We provide professional, confidential one-on-one business advising services at no charge.  The UTSA SBDC also offers no-cost/low-cost training workshops covering a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs grow.

  • Kelly Grettler, Author: New Braunfels

    Meet Kelly Grettler – Children Book Author.

    Kelly Grettler, Author

     

    Kelly Grettler has had a love of writing since she first won a candy bar in middle school for writing the best short story in her class. She has taken that love of writing and successfully published her first two children’s books, Underneath the Mimosa Tree and What’s a Season, SPRING  which she also illustrated. Her books can be found on Amazon.com and on her website: www.kellygrettler.com. She has many more books coming soon including more in the series, What’s a Season.

     

    What’s a Season? SPRING

     

    Underneath the Mimosa Tree

     

    Client Assistance:

    Kelly worked with the UTSA Small Business Development Center and the New Braunfels area advisor Larry New. Together they worked on entity formation, sales tax, self-employment taxes, budgeting and general business management. While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Kelly was able to start her business, employ 1 full time job, and increase her sales. We are proud to be a part of Kelly’s success!

     

    Kelly writes, “Larry has been extremely helpful to me throughout this process! Explaining everything until I truly understand the process. He’s been a blessing in my journey!”

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

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    The UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers integrated services to new and experienced business owners in San Antonio, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and 8 other surrounding counties. We provide professional, confidential one-on-one business advising services at no charge.  The UTSA SBDC also offers no-cost/low-cost training workshops covering a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs grow.

  • Escape Haus: New Braunfels

    Meet Duane Penshorn and his wife Christine owners of Escape Haus.

    Escape Haus is a live-action Escape the Room Game located in New Braunfels, Texas. Duane and Christine incorporated Escape Haus in May of 2016. They continue to grow, to succeed and enjoy having a small business to call their own.

    Escape Haus provides a fun and challenging venue for everyone. The live-action game is great for friends and families. As well as gamers and adventurists alike. They also provide a venue for special events.  Events such as birthdays, corporate team building, and school events to name few.

    The escape rooms require you to find clues and then solve puzzles to ‘escape.’ You win the game by using your observation, communication, and critical thing skills.

    You can find more information by visiting http://www.EscapeHaus.com or by calling 830-832-5040.

    Escape Haus: Magic Room

    Escape Haus: The Magic Room

    Escape Haus: classroom

    Escape Haus: The Classroom

    SBDC Assistance:

    Duane and Christine used the resources and the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center (SBDC). They also worked with the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. They primarily worked on reviewing their business plan. The assistance included start-up requirements, marketing, commercial leases and additional sources of revenue.

    Duane and Christine said: “visiting with Larry gave us peace of mind and helped solidify our plan getting our business started. UTSA is an excellent resource for any new business start-up or someone looking to start a new business.”

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

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    The UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers integrated services to new and experienced business owners in San Antonio, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and 8 other surrounding counties. We provide professional, confidential one-on-one business advising services at no charge.  The UTSA SBDC also offers no-cost/low-cost training workshops covering a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs grow.

  • Meet William Lam, owner and head Chef of Seguin’s popular Dragon Place restaurant. After 20 years of serving the best Chinese food around, he knew it was time to remodel and find improvements to better serve his customers. Dragon Place has long been known for their modern interpretation of classic dishes and use of high-quality ingredients. Their reputation for excellence had made them a favorite dining spot in Seguin.

    William used the assistance of the UTSA Small Business Development Center and Business Advisor Larry New, to help with the financial planning for the remodel and the business plan projections.

     

    The sweetest part, after the fortune cookie, was being able to continue sharing delicious food with customers, staff, and the Seguin community. He has added new staff and grown his business to new heights.

    The Dragon Place Restaurant is located at 1003 N Hwy 123 Bypass in Seguin and can be reached at (830) 372-2910, online at http://www.dragonplaceseguin.com/ or on Facebook at Dragon-Place.

     


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    The UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers integrated services to new and experienced business owners in San Antonio, Bexar, and 10 surrounding counties. We provide professional, confidential one-on-one  business advising services at no charge.  The UTSA SBDC offers no-cost/low-cost training workshops covering a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs grow.

  • Laurie Creasy

    Laurie Creasy has led a life of service and continues that path with the opening of her mediation service, Laurie A. Creasy, Mediator, on January 1st, 2016 in New Braunfels, Texas. Laurie has over 20 years of service in the legal field specializing in divorce, custody and family matters. She is an experienced and Credentialed Mediator having mediated Family Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, CPS issues and many others. She lives by her core values of integrity, honesty, reliability, family and helping others.

    As a former paralegal, I have the knowledge and experience to understand complex divorce or Attorney General issues. My core values are integrity, honesty, reliability, family, and helping others. I look forward to assisting you in solving your dispute

    What makes me unique is the personal attention, commitment and energy I bring to each client relationship. Each person in the dispute process is important to me, and I work diligently to ensure that the client’s planning and execution are designed specifically to meet her or his dispute resolution needs and goals.