Success Stories

Tim Porter

In 2011, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Timothy Porter, saw a news article regarding a young student who had taken his own life, due to having been bullied at school. Mr. Porter immediately felt the sadness and senselessness of this story and knew that he wanted to make a difference, so out of his home garage...Appddiction Studio was born.

Being a highly skilled software designer with an MBA, concentrated in IT, Mr. Porter set upon creating a mobile application which would provide young people with a means of fighting back against bullying. This innovative App gave students a way to anonymously report such incidents, in real time, when they occur.

This program now empowers and positively affects many young lives and has earned multiple accolades and awards, which we are proud and humbled by. Since those early beginnings, Mr. Porter has continued to build a successful commercial business and in 2014, also earned the company's SBA 8a designation... Read More

Business group photo

SAN ANTONIO - JSR Inc. was formed by Nancy A. and Bobby D. Greaves in June of 2003. The business is certified as an SBA 8(a) Business Development Program and Women Owned Small Business Program (WOSB) company.

They specialize in the Federal, Commercial, and Industrial industries by providing a full range of design-build and design-bid-build services including project management; quality control and safety and health management/implementation; project schedule management; project estimating; design/construction integration; value engineering; and energy solutions (micro-grid, geothermal, photovoltaic systems, and solar wall collectors). JSR’s in-house capabilities include architectural finishes, fabrication and installation of specialty metals (handrails and guardrails); millwork (architectural millwork and cabinets); and industrial structural steel, piping, equipment installation, and foundations.

JSR continues to grow exponentially since its incorporation 11 years ago... Read More

Dr. Jeanette Hill in the laboratory

Successful businesses are fueled by great ideas and great ideas are driven by inspiration.  The inspiration that Dr. Jeanette Hill needed to start her business revealed itself while her mother, who lived in a rural area, was battling a chronic disease.

Once the proverbial light bulb flashed within her head, the real challenge arose - a challenge that is never easy - giving life to a notion that existed only in her mind.

Not every idea is out of the box, many times great ideas and innovations come by exploring ordinary ones in a different way. Dr. Hill's revolutionary idea was to create a simple kit that would allow a few drops of blood to be collected away from a lab then be safely sent to in for analysis. Thus, the HemaSpot device was born.

The HemaSpot device is based on dried blood spot technology, a technology that has been known for more than five decades and is best known for its use in newborn screening. The greatest impact would exceed beyond the U.S.... Read More

Rosalva Guerra & Claudia I. Villarreal


Edible Arrangements

Mrs. Rosalva Guerra and Ms. Claudia I. Villareal opened their Edible Arrangements franchise in Laredo, Texas at The French Quarters in December of 2011 and have been providing the Laredo area with the freshest fruit arrangements and bouquets to “make life a little sweeter for the community” ever since.

In the months prior to their opening, the two then potential franchisees made an appointment at the local TAMIU Small Business Development Center to receive counseling and guidance...

See their story by clicking the link.