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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


Small Business Resources

These links are provided for your convenience to further enhance your research. The North Texas Small Business Development Center assumes no responsibility or liability for the content or suitability of any external link.

Business Startup


Management & Marketing

  • BusinessUSA - A centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access federal government services to help them grow and hire. Links to search engines covering over 100,000 government databases.
  • Women's Business Resources - Reports and news affecting women business owners.
  • GoLogo - Get your corporate identity from logo creation to commercial jingles.
  • Small Business Toolkit - Includes sample letters, contracts and other documents. Most material is free, but there is a small fee for some services.
  • SBA Managing a Business - Information and guidance that will help you manage and grow your business effectively

Legal & Tax Issues

General Research & Information

  • Smart Business - A good on-line version of the magazine.  Great links, too.
  • Inc. Magazine Online - An amazing amount of information on all types of small business concerns. Don't miss this wonderful site.
  • Northwestern Mutual - Not just for life insurance anymore. Excellent Small Business information.
  • Franchise Expo - An excellent source for franchising information. Contains many good links. A researchers dream.
  • Hoovers - A good site to research franchisers as well as other companies.
  • U.S. Census Bureau - A comprehensive source of data about the U.S. people and economy.
  • - A free resource guide to industry-specific resources and data for over 400 industries.
  • American Express Open Forum - A wealth of resources for business owners - videos, articles, blogs, podcasts, and expert advice to boost your business.
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