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A legacy client of The University of Texas at San Antonio SBDC since 1993, Dixie Flag and Banner Company has experienced exponential growth since Chairman and CEO Henry “Pete” Van de Putte, Jr. first worked with then Business Advisor, Mary Peters, on an SBA loan that would finance expansion into a 13,000 square foot facility. A manufacturer of flags and banners since 1958, the company has evolved into a trusted industry leader and its work can be seen across some of the most esteemed and recognized venues in the U.S.


Dixie Flag’s relationship with the SASBDC would develop over the next two decades as would its own leadership. Now a third-generation company led by Pete’s daughter, Vanessa Van de Putte, President & COO, multiple Dixie Flag employees have gone beyond advising with current Business Advisor Crystal Darby and engaged in SASBDC’s Building Business Excellence (BBE) course. The seven-week strategic leadership... Read More

Arshdeep Khurana

True passion for what you do to exceed customers’ expectations is a must, rather than being solely driven by profits. For nearly two decades, this attitude has been the driving force for one San Antonio company’s great successes.

“Convert your challenges as your goals to overcome”, said Arshdeep Khurana, CEO and founder of Avosys Technology. “Invest in continuous learning, leverage smart people to learn from and work hard to deliver the best you have while leaving the rest to destiny."

“If success happens it was meant to happen,” continued Khurana. “If it did not, you tried your best and may happen in the future.”

Avosys Technology was started by Arshdeep Khurana in 1998, during his final year of school, from his college apartment as he was studying computer engineering. He only had a single phone line internet connection and a used server for technology research and development.

As a one man company, Mr. Khurana worked diligently for a few small... Read More

Chris Forbrich

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently partnered with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the exclusive certification body for the LGBT Business Enterprise®. The LGBT inclusion and outreach initiative aims to bring focus on economic empowerment in the LGBT business community providing access to SBA programs and services.

One small business has become the first in the San Antonio to obtain this certification. Like many people trying to live the American dream, Christopher Forbrich started his business the summer of 2006.

By becoming a certified LGBTBE, businesses are able to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors... Read More

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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