Who's Your Small Business Champion?

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December 2012

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Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration, West Texas District Office

SBA is Looking for the Best of the Best!

The U.S. Small Business Administration West Texas District Office will be honoring outstanding small business owners and the people who champion small business at the 2013 Small Business Week Awards Events.

We’re looking for outstanding people and businesses in the following categories:

  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Small Business Exporter of the Year
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year
  • Financial Services Champion
  • Home-Based Business Champion
  • Minority Small Business Champion  
  • Veteran  Small Business Champion
  • Women in Business Champion

We encourage all economic development entities, lending institutions, community leaders and interested individuals to nominate a deserving West Texas small business.

For more information, contact: Kim Hobgood, Public Information Officer, 806-472-7462, x 108   Kimberly.hobgood@sba.gov

Businesses may be adversely affected by gasoline prices

Many small businesses may be adversely affected by high gasoline prices.  There is a website that will show you the lowest (and highest) prices in your area.

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Ten (10) Pitfalls facing small businesses.

Did you ever hear the phrase, “Hindsight is 20/20.”? It’s easy to look back on our mistakes and identify what went wrong after the fact.  It is of utmost importance to avoid common pitfalls made by millions of others before you.    By learning from their mistakes, you can make smart decisions for your business and enjoy making your entrepreneurial dreams come true.  Here are the top ten pitfalls to avoid.

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A Tribute to Veterans

The West Texas District Office had a magnificent event on Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11, 2012.  The event was titled "Remembering Eleven Eleven, A Tribute to Veterans."  The speaker was Jack London who is an internationally acclaimed author, a World War II historian, a respected trial attorney, and, a former US Army Captain.  There were over 1,100 people in attendance. 

 The West Texas District Office had four employees (Calvin Davis, Rey Lops, Armando Garcia and Roger Hendersn) who honored our Nation's Veterans on Sunday afternoon at the Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas.

Calvin Davis with Jack London and Gary Martin at Silent Wings Veterans Event on 11-11-12

Gary Martin, Calvin Davis, District Director (center) and Jack London

Rey Lops, Armando Garcia and Veterans

Armando Garcia, Jack London, Rey Lops (Deputy District Director), and John London.


I would like to extend warm wishes for a wonderful  Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

Calvin Davis, District Director, SBA West Texas District Office

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