Tracey and Michael Benson started their business, MT Needles Embroidery in 2013, because they needed to be able to work from home while caring for their mother. During the first two years, revenues grew 220 percent and today is on track to grow another 75 percent. The owners said assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has been key to their success.
“The advice that we received helped us to get our business started on the right foot, which was very important,” said Tracey.
The Bensons utilized three of the SBA’s resource partners located in El Paso: SCORE, the Women’s Business Border Center (WBBC), and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). They received many hours of free counseling from each organization, including accounting assistance from SCORE, business plan development and SBA loan package preparation from the SBDC, and guidance in obtaining a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification from the WBBC.“They... Read More