Cross Timbers PTAC now available in Waco

 The North Texas SBDC and Cross Timbers PTAC partner once again! 

The University of Texas at Arlington's (UTA) Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CTPTAC), is funded in part by a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) grant and UTA. 

NTSBDC and Cross Timbers have partnered to provide expanded government contracting services to small businesses in the Tyler and Waco market areas. Under this agreement, Tyler Junior College and McLennan Community College through the North Texas SBDC Network have agreed to host PTAC counselors in their respective locations.  

Cross Timbers will provide a counselor in each location one or more times each month, conduct follow up meetings, conduct workshops on capability statements, proposal preparation, marketing and cybersecurity awareness. In addition, Cross Timbers will assist with direct marketing to companies in SBDC locations, hold advertising office hours and workshops. 

CTPTAC is one of over 90 Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC’s) in the US, and one of 9 Regional Centers in Texas. CTPTAC currently has the largest territory in Texas with 60 counties to provide technical assistance for government contracting to small businesses. 

CTPTAC's client base in Central Texas is 65 out of a potential 3,092 businesses and in East Texas, 16 out of a potential 2,488 businesses. This partnership will expand services to better reach/impact more businesses in East and Central Texas. To make an appointment in Waco, please call 254-299-8141 or 1-800-349-7232. 


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Country Fresh Laundry now Open!

SBDC client, Country Fresh Laundry, LLC is located in Rosebud, TX, recently held its Grand Opening Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Country Fresh is the culmination of a 2 year journey for Owners, DeBorah Goffney and Alma Gurski to meet a need for their hometown.  They worked with the McLennan SBDC to prepare a business plan including market research, to prepare their business plan for presentation to the Rosebud EDC.  They received a $75k loan through the EDC and were able to complete the opening.  Country Fresh is a full service coin-operated laundry with 10 front loading washers and 10 heavy duty commercial dryers.  They also plan to offer Wash and Fold service to the community and surrounding area.  You can read more about their service at their Facebook page:    https://www.facebook.com/Country-Fresh-LaundryLLC-2578573672216612/

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McLennan SBDC client wins SBA 8a Business of the Year Award.

TNK Services, LLC were recognized at the 2019 Salute to Small Business Award Luncheon hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the SBA as the 8a Small Business of the year for Dallas/Ft. Worth District by Herb Austin, District Director.

TNK Services, LLC was founded in August 2008 by retired Army veterans, Dagmar and Sherwin Tyner. They pride themselves in being the best lawn care and janitorial services in the Central Texas.

TNK Services was referred to Jason Ehler of the McLennan Small Business Development Center by a local lender in 2014. After working with TNK Services, the SBDC has helped the Tyner’s with business planning, lending assistance, growing their business, becoming 8a Certified, and obtaining additional Federal and State contracts. While working with the SBDC, TNK Services has grown to 23 employees

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