Small Business Classes now offered in Burleson

The McLennan Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Burleson Public Library is not offering classes for small businesses on topics such as How to Write a Business Plan, Financing your Small Business and Marketing for your Small Business.  All classes require registration.  More information can be found by calling the Burleson Public Library at 817-426-9211 or clicking on the link below.


Bear Surface Blasting, LLC now open in Waco

Cornell Dixon, with assistance from the McLennan SBDC, has opened Bear Surface Blasting, LLC in Waco.  His services include auto restoration, graffiti removal, and marine markets, and is able to offer affordable, quick and mobile hassle-free stripping service. They make it easy for the customer for any stripping needs.

The McLennan SBDC worked with him to assist in creating the business plan and projections and advised him on setting up his LLC as a veteran at no charge.  He was approved for his loan and purchased the machinery and started the business in October of 2017.  He has also been featured in the manufacturer's promotional video.

The business has experienced a great start and he looks for to expanding the service in the future.  For more information on Bear Surface Blasting, visit their Facebook page at the link below:

Click on the link below to see his testimonial on the company website:


Small Business Saturday Nov. 25

Saturday, November 25, 2017 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.


How You Can Participate

For shoppers

Find participating small businesses in your area
For small business owners

Get advice on how to prepare for the holiday season on our blogs:
6 Ways to Maximize Your Return on Sponsoring or Hosting Holiday Events
7 Holiday Marketing Tips on a Limited Budget
5 Ways to Market Your Business for the Holiday Season
Start Now to Plan Your Holiday Retail Marketing Campaign
How to Market Your Business with an Event
33 Creative Ideas for Small Business Holiday Marketing
6 Good Reasons to Start your Holiday Marketing Plan Now
Get free Small Business Saturday® marketing materials - including sample posters, press releases, and social media updates
For partner organizations and other government agencies

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