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2012 North Texas SBDC of the Year
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Best Southwest named 2012 North Texas SBDC of the Year
The 2013 Small Business Awards Winners
The U.S. Small Business Administration congratulates the following recipients:

SCORE Chapter of the Year
Jim Lewis, Chair
SCORE Chapter 120

SBDC of the Year
Russell Wyrick, Director
Best Southwest SBDC

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Andrew Nguyen
Honor Courage Committment (HCC)

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Cathy W. Dougherty
Doughtery Sprague Environmental, Inc.

Financial Services Champion of the Year
James C. Kahler
First United Bank

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
(Also Regional Winner)

Royalyn Reid
Consumer & Market Insights

Family-Owned Business of the Year
Bobbie & Robbie Shoults
Bear Creek Smokehouse

8(a) Graduate of the Year
Alvaro Nunez, Jr.
Benco Construction Services

Small Business Exporter of the Year
Dr. Kevi Le & Tom Le
Luraco Technologies, Inc.

Small Business Person of the Year
John R. Ahearn
Overhead Door Company


Technology Commercialization SBDC

Sergio Bento, Director
Bill J. Priest Institute
of El Centro College
1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
Phone: (214) 860-5709
Fax: (214) 860-5882

The Technology Commercialization SBDC is a technology based economic development organization member of the North Texas SBDC Network in partnership with the Dallas County Community College District, serving technology entrepreneurs and small businesses within 49 counties in North Texas.

The Technology Commercialization SBDC focus on the gardening strategy for economic development assisting entrepreneurs start technology based companies and technology based small businesses grow their market presence through competitive advantage based on a strong intellectual property strategy.

Our Business Coaches follow a comprehensive technology commercialization process assisting clients from the ideation phase to actual product development and placement in the marketplace.

In this process, the Technology Commercialization SBDC offers assistance in the following areas:

  • Business Coaching
  • Technology Commercialization Plan Development
  • Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Market Research
  • Funding Strategy
  • Presentation Skills
  • Prototyping and Manufacturing Assistance
  • and more

Pro-Bono legal counsel is available for clients.

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