Success Stories

SBA Resource Partner Assistance Helps Company Get Funding

Griselda P. Oaxaca has an excellent background in marketing. She's worked as a co-anchor for a local morning show, for production departments in various companies, and as marketing director for a local cosmetic surgery company. However, she always wanted to have her own business where she could make a difference in the lives of others. After researching various business opportunities and business franchises, she came upon Dyslexia Institutes of America.

Dyslexia Institutes of America was founded in 1997 by Dr. Elaine B. Jett, and its goal is to better serve dyslexic clients through a national network offering quality therapy like no other in the United States. Their clinics are independently owned and operated but are licensed to use their proven methods. Dr. Jett recognized a problem in the clients she observed as the owner of her three Sylvan Learning Centers and by observation, study, and research with... Read More

Service Disabled Veteran Wins El Paso Small Business Person of the Year

After serving in the U.S. Army for over twenty one years as a logistician, David Granado used his technical expertise to open his own logistics business, DA Defense Logistic HQ in El Paso, Texas. After utilizing the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Service Disabled Veteran and HUBZone certifications, Granado grew his business into a multi-million dollar corporation and claimed the title of 2017 El Paso’s Small Business Person of the Year and 2016 Inc 500 Fastest Growing Small Business.

Granado founded DA Defense Logistics HQ in November of 2009 after an honorable military career. Granado spent much of his time developing logistical programs in support of the Department of Defense worldwide. During this period, he worked with many small and large businesses to fine tune these programs.

“I am doing the same thing I did in the military, just without the uniform,” said Granado.

The... Read More

Night Eyes Protective Services, Inc. provides long and short-term contracts for armed and unarmed security guard services, private investigations and armored courier services for private sector, federal, state and local government. It opened its doors on January 4, 2000, and took part in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) nine-year 8(a) Business Development Program in 2003, obtaining its first federal government contract with an El Paso area Federal Correctional Institution in which Night Eyes Protective Services, Inc. would take custody of inmates once transported by said institution to local hospitals. There work ethic generated more and more contracts shortly after. They are also a Texas State HUB certified, and Minority Business Enterprise Certified through the Comptroller for the state of Texas.

President and CEO Fernando Rodriguez, a criminal justice major and former detention officer, took over the business from his younger brother in 2005 and together with his... Read More

Adrian Padilla was born and raised in El Paso Texas, and ever since he can remember, his family revolved around BBQ's, tacos and good food. At a very early age he watched his dad mow the lawn and not only learned how to make his backyard look perfect, but he also began to work his neighbors, aunts, and grandfathers' yards. At the age of 16, Padilla started working at a local restaurant and the relationships created during that time impacted his professional career forever. He realized that his love for food and strong work ethic could be tied together and at the young age of 17 he decided he wanted to open up a business in the food industry. His dream of owning and operating a restaurant, his determination, passion but no funding forced him to look for a feasible alternative and together with the help of his family, concluded that a food truck would be the best one.

After two weeks he knew he had found his food truck and with only ten dollars to his name, he was determined... Read More

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