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  • 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 http://www.faces-places-photography.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marciarichardsonfacesplacesphotography/, via email at marcia@faces-places-photography.com 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.

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  • Meet Dr. Matthew James, owner of San Antonio Elite Chiropractic, LLC.

    Dr. Matthew James, owner of San Antonio Elite Chiropractic, LLC

    With years of schooling completed including his undergraduate degree from UTSA and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Parker University, Matt James was ready to chase his lifelong dream of owning his own business.

    Matt will offer chiropractic treatments and passive therapies plus massage and wellness services at his new business, San Antonio Elite Chiropractic, LLC. He plans to contribute to his community through wellness and leadership in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. He is looking to grow enough to expand to a second location.

    Matt said, “Larry is a great advisor and has loads of experience. He also continues to learn by finding out the answers to any questions you have that he doesn’t know already”

    You can find Matt and San Antonio Elite Chiropractic, LLC at 2397 NW Military Hwy, Ste. D, San Antonio, TX 78231. You can contact them online at https://www.saelitechiropractic.com/ or call 210-342-3507.

    Dr. Matthew James, owner of San Antonio Elite Chiropractic, LLC

    Client Assistance:

    Matt visited the New Braunfels Office of the San Antonio Small Business Development Center and with the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New several times before starting his business. Together, they worked on business entity formation, the business plan and financial projections, and marketing issues.

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Matt was able to start his business and create 8 full time jobs. We are proud to be a part of San Antonio Elite Chiropractic’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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  • Meet Melissa Coello, owner of First Impressions of Central Texas.

    Melissa Coello, owner of First Impressions of Central Texas

    Melissa and her company provide cleaning services for commercial clients. One thing that makes First Impressions of Central Texas unique is their use of “accountability sheets” instead of contracts. This allows their clients to keep them accountable for their work. They are happy to accept non-profit organizations and cater to clients with custom cleaning needs. In other words, a client can request a total clean or specific areas. At this point in time, Melissa has met with the SBDC for six years and recently expanded and incorporated her business.

    You can find Melissa and First Impressions of Central Texas, LLC by visiting her website at http://www.imptx.com/ and by calling 830-743-9001.

    Melissa Coello and Larry New, Business Advisor

    Client Assistance:

    Melissa visited the New Braunfels Satellite Office of the San Antonio Small Business Development Center and with the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on incorporating her business, target marketing and employee issues.

    Melissa was quoted saying, “The tools provided and advice given have helped me see business as a business and how I can expand.  Larry took the time to get me set up as an LLC and provide a new level of comfort and security. I’m excited to use the new database that helps marketing/sales efforts according to mapping areas.”

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Melissa was able to experience growth by expanding her business. We are proud to be a part of First Impression of Central Texas’ 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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  • Meet Nataliya Borener, owner of Drift Home Collection.

    Nataliya Borener, owner of Drift Home Collection

    With 10 years’ experience in Interior Design and a passion for international travel, Nataliya Borener started Drift Home Collection, a curated collection of handmade textiles and décor items from around the world.

    “My first sourcing trip was to Morocco, where I learned firsthand about the tribes and women who create these beautiful rugs and textiles. I’m on the hunt for one of a kind pieces that have a unique story to tell. We traveled throughout the country, from the marketplace in Marrakech to the coastal and desert areas, to hand select a small batch of items.”

    Moroccan rugs embrace a true form of art, passed down through generations of the Berber tribes. Each tribe has its own look and waving techniques.

    “The level of craftsmanship is not found in most of the mass-produced items you see today. When you purchase a vintage tribal rug, you know you will never see another one like it again.” A portion if each purchase will go to charity. “Giving back to these artisans and being able to make a difference in people’s lives means everything to me.”

    Visit www.drifthomecollection.com to learn more. You can also find product previews on Instagram and Facebook at @Drift.Home.Collection

    Nataliya Borener, owner of Drift Home Collection

    Client Assistance:

    Nataliya visited the New Braunfels Satellite Office of the San Antonio Small Business Development Center and with the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New, several times before starting her business. Together, they worked on business entity formation, created the LLC, sales tax and self-employment issues.

    Nataliya was quoted saying, “Larry has been instrumental in the process of planning and setting up my business. Being able to bounce ideas off of him is so helpful! He also put me in contact with the International Trade Center, who provided me with valuable advice on importing and shipping. I’m so grateful for the guidance I’ve received!”

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Nataliya was able to start her business and form one full time job. We are proud to be a part of Drift Home Collection’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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  • Meet Heather and Holly Huber, co-owners of Massage Heights New Braunfels

    Heather and Holly Huber, co-owners of Massage Heights New Braunfels

    Heather and Holly opened Massage Heights franchise location in New Braunfels, Texas in December of 2016.

    Massage Heights New Braunfels offers personalized massages or facials, custom-tailored to your specific needs. They take pride in offering guaranteed professional, rejuvenating and affordable therapeutic services in an upscale environment as part of your healthy lifestyle.

    You can find more information about Massage Heights New Braunfels at http://www.massageheights.com/locations/tx/san-antonio-tx/new-braunfels  or by calling 830-515-4399.

    Client Assistance:

    Heather and Holly used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New, to work on numerous parts of their business formation including their LLC formation.

    Holly was quoted saying, “Larry, thank you for helping us with the LLC and DBA process and for connecting us with Neal  with Legal. Deidre and CJ were also very helpful with getting the business started.”

    With the start of their new business, they employ 6 full-time and 12 part-time employees. We are proud to be a part of Massage Heights New Braunfels 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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