Client Success: Divine Living Assistance Services

Jennifer Kidd came to the McLennan SBDC in January of 2012 with the idea of starting an assisted living service. After working in the assisted living industry for several years, she felt the time was right to start her own service.  She based her business in Whitney, TX and serves clients throughout HIll, Bosque, Falls, Johnson, and McLennan counties.  The venture was entirely self-funded through the hard work of Jennifer and her family.

 Steve Surguy worked with Jennifer on an ongoing basis with a successful business start on August 2, 2012.  He continued to work with Jennifer and in less than 2 years, Jennifer has grown the business from just herself to 23 employees.  Jennifer had the following to say about working with the McLennan SBDC:

When we decided to open the in home living assistance Services Company that we had dreamed of we turned to the Small Business Development Center. The SBDC provided us with information and guidance and was very instrumental in the planning of Divine Living Assistance Services. They were always there to provide support and answer questions. Steve Surguy provided us with market analysis and marketing tools/strategies. The SBDC assisted us and greatly improved our chances of success. 

Surguy continues to work with Jennifer and looks forward to helping her business grow.  To learn more about their service, see: