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Starting a New Business

The Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation (Nacogdoches EDC) contracts with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Angelina College to assist entrepreneurs develop realistic and workable business plans, as well as to help secure SBA loans, which goes to help local entrepreneurs gain access to funding for start-up businesses.

Among its services are business plan development (free of charge) and SBA loan packaging.  

In addition, the SBDC offers a series of classes designed to give small business owners, as well as budding entrepreneurs, the basics of operating a business. Our goal is to increase the liklihood that your business will be successful and the track record of the Angelina College SBDC bears this out.

  • After one (1) year, 94% of small businesses that have gone through the Angelina College SBDC are still in business vs. an SBDC nationwide average of 50%.
  • After five (5) years, 47% of Angelina College SBDC clients are still in business vs. an SBDC nationwide average of only 20%.

If you are considering launching a new business venture, contact Mary Frances Bradford with Nacogdoches EDC via email at mbradford@nedco.org or telephone (936) 559-1255 and we'll help you get started in the right direction.

Franchise Opportunities

If you are interested in owning and operating a franchise, a good place to begin your research is the International Franchise Association website.