Small Business Saturday Recap

A Big Day for Shopping Small Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday within the United States that is held annually the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  This holiday promotes shopping locally within the community so as to support the local businesses within the area. Sponsored by the Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation, this year’s Small Business […]

Ana Lozoya Receives Women of Distinction Award

West Texas A&M SBDC Consultant awarded 2017 Women of Distinction recognition   Ana Lozoya, a Business Consultant with the West Texas A&M University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been named one of 12 recipients of the Women of Distinction award given annually by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC). The […]

3 Holiday Tools for Your Business’ Social Media

3 Holiday Tools for Your Business’ Social Media   1. Create Holiday themed content and schedule in advance! As the holidays approach, we understand your time is precious. Take a couple of hours a week before the holidays hit to create content. There are many free online graphic creators like Canva,, Rhonna apps, and Desygner. These allow […]

Ana Lozoya is awarded State Star!

West Texas A&M SBDC Consultant Ana Lozoya is selected for State Star award   Ana Lozoya has been awarded the prestigious State Star award for her work at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at West Texas A&M University.  The award is given annually to SBDC employees who exhibit exemplary performance. “Entrepreneurism is thriving in […]

We’re Hiring!

Are you a WTAMU student who would like to learn more about business in a hands-on environment? We’re seeking a student employee to join our team!   Things to know: Applicants must be WTAMU students. All majors are welcome to apply. We welcome both undergraduate and graduate students. We offer EXCEPTIONAL pay at $10 per […]

Payroll Is Synonymous with Paperwork

Payroll Is Synonymous with Paperwork   Yes, payroll means a lot of paperwork.  There is no doubt about it.  That’s why a lot of companies go the contract labor route.  And yes, this is easier, faster and literally only one form at the end of the year; Form 1099.  Ok, two forms, add Form 1096.  […]

FEMA Seeks Local Companies for Disaster Relief

FEMA Seeks Local Companies for Disaster Relief   This is a direct email from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: Greetings, Thank you for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding your interest in doing business with FEMA.  If you are contacting FEMA seeking to do business in support of a disaster recovery effort, please be aware […]

Farewell to the CPC

The West Texas A&M University Contract Procurement Center came into being on October 1, 2011 funded by the State of Texas and a grant from the Department of Defense (via the Defense Logistics Agency).  The purpose and mission of the WTAMU CPC was to create avenues and connections for companies to become valued suppliers, vendors, […]

Amarillo Small Business Awards

The Texas Panhandle is unlike any other. The work ethic that is born here grows into a certain strength and quality that is unmatched. These qualities are characteristics of this year’s Amarillo Small Business Awards. Join us as Amarillo’s largest buyers highlight their greatest small business partners! These businesses provide the Panhandle with excellent products […]

Exporting Incentives

    TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EXPORTING INCENTIVES   This month, we’re pleased to have a guest post by Chris Jones. He is an attorney in the wealth planning group of Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC. Chris is double board certified in the areas of estate planning & probate and commercial real estate. Christopher D. Jones 806-468-3308   […]