The Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) contracts with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Angelina College to assist with our Entrepreneur Incubator Program in Nacogdoches County.
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 interested in owning and operating a franchise, a good place to begin your research is the International Franchise Association website.