Firehouse Subs

Chad Fulkerson contacted the Abilene SBDC in October, 2012. He had investigated the franchise, Firehouse Subs and had information regarding the requirements.  He had compiled a notebook with the information about the franchise requirements.  He was working with the district manager from Lubbock, TX and he needed to know how to apply for an SBA [...]

Ruben Mora – Vortex Transport Services

Ruben came to the TTU-SBDC wanting to start a Hot Shot business. He worked with the SBDC consultant to develop a business plan which allowed him to secure funding for his business idea. He started the business in April 2015. He has been very successful and is busy with the operation. In addition to his [...]

Ronald Thompson, Canyon Road Barn and Grill, Breckenridge, Texas

Ron recognized the need for a restaurant and entertainment venue in the Breckenridge area. He owned land outside of Breckenridge and came to the Abilene SBDC for a business plan. The client received assistance in developing a business plan. This establishment boasts a restaurant with a separate area for entertainment and dancing. It has been [...]

Wes Roberts – Arrowhead Delivery – Abilene, Texas

This is a unique service business allows customers to order from a variety of different restaurants and have it delivered. The restaurants on the list do not have delivery previously. This is a benefit to the consumers, the restaurants and Arrowhead Delivery. It has been very successful and they now have an operation in Wichita [...]

Cordell’s –Owners Jason and Joy Beard

2016 Small Business Person of the Year – Abilene Area Cordell’s is a gourmet specialty shop that carries different types of flavors of oils, balsamic vinegars, special spices and specialty foods from various areas of the world.  They also offer cooking classes, catering services for special events and specialty gift assortments. Cordell’s is considered the “go to” [...]