Small Business Spotlight: Full Moon Float Co., LLC.

Austin Parker, with assistance from the McLennan SBDC, has opened Full Moon Float Co., LLC at 1201 Hewitt Drive, Suite 103. Austin had this to say about his experience working with the SBDC. "The SBDC was an integral asset during the planning stages of opening my business. They provided me with friendly and approachable mentor-ship as well as the tools and information I needed to navigate all the red tape, and financial planning that come with being a first time entrepreneur." Float therapy offers benefits including Health & Wellness, Meditation, and Self Improvement. He has 3 float rooms with float tanks for complete privacy, showers and dressing rooms. He offers discounts to both Veterans and First Responders. More information can be found at their website and Facebook page:

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Join the SBDC and SBA for updates to lending programs.

Please join the Small Business Administration and the McLennan Small Business Development Center for an SBA Lending Lunch & Learn that will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM! This informative event will be held at Hustle-Waco located at 605 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas. Lunch is being sponsored by The First National Bank of McGregor.

SBA Lender Relations Specialist, Derenda Fisher, will present information regarding the recent and upcoming changes to the SBA 7(a) Loan Programs. Chris Allen from LiftFund will present on the SBA 504 loan program. He will discuss, in detail, how this valuable financing format can assist small business owners with the purchase or construction of owner-occupied commercial real estate. Steve Surguy, Director of the McLennan Small Business Development Center, will discuss the valuable resources that they provide in assisting small business clients.

Come and enjoy lunch, networking, and learning at Hustle-Waco! There is no cost to attend, please click here to register. Please register early so that we can reserve your seat at the luncheon.

SBA Lending Updates:

- SBA 7(a) Lending

- SBA 504 Lending

- SBDC Programs and Resources

Lunch sponsored by:

The First National Bank of McGregor

To register, please click here.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

March 27, 2019

Hustle – Waco

605 Austin Avenue

Waco, TX 76701

New Classes Offered thru Temple Chamber of Commerce

The Temple Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the McLennan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

The second Wednesday will be dedicated to training seminars held from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in addition to individual counseling sessions conducted afterward.

On the fourth Wednesday, individual businesses and entrepreneurs will have an opportunity for private counseling by appointment. For more information, call Jason Ehler at 254-624-5440

For the sake of personalized interaction and to allow for addressing individual questions, the seminars will be limited to 12 individuals. They will detail various topics critical to the success of small businesses. Themes such as basic start-up knowledge, technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, expanding your business, and more will be addressed.

New entrepreneurs and businesses will have the chance to schedule appointments for free, in-depth counseling and consultation on several topics including business planning, financial analysis and strategic sales plans. These services provided by the SBDC are open to any small business in the greater Temple community.

The McLennan SBDC gives management and technical assistance to local small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Their business consultation services provide face-to-face meetings discussing topics ranging from business plan development, capital acquisition, marketing, regulatory compliance, to global trade. The SBDC partnership includes the Small Business Administration, the North Texas SBDC, the McLennan Community College and the Temple Chamber of Commerce.