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SAN ANTONIO, TX - SANA International is a San Antonio-based company engaged in the export of transportation and industrial equipment and machinery globally. Since its inception in 1994, President/CEO Jorge Sanchez has guided SANA International to become a million dollar exporter that has expanded well beyond its initial market of Mexico and now includes regular clients in twelve countries in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Approximately, 98% of company sales are exported. It focuses primarily on the sale of equipment to the oil and gas industry, marine, food & beverages and renewable energies. SANA International places strong emphasis on after sales service and providing solutions to its clients' industrial and transportation equipment problems. SANA International and its sister logistics company, United Supply Chain has grown from one employee in 1994 to 28 employees, all of which are 100 percent export-dependent. SANA International has worked closely with... Read More


A former U.S. Marine Corps, Rudy Uribe started his company Recruiting Force, LLC, dba Recruit Veterans in 2006 with only personal savings.  Recruit Veterans is an SBA 8(a) certified service-disabled veteran-owned firm headquartered in Austin, Texas.  It provides program/project management, engineering, information technology and administrative staff augmentation, payroll, direct-hire placement and recruiting services in support of the federal agencies, prime contractors to the federal government and commercial businesses throughout the United States. Additionally, Recruit Veterans performs background checks and drug screenings on all of the employees that are placed with their clients. They also offer a full package of employee’s benefits. 

In November 2008, Recruit Veterans was accepted into SBA’s 8(a) business development program which allowed him to penetrate the federal market. This program taught him to understand... Read More

Mr. William Clark Kent opened BTL Technologies, Inc. in 2005 after retiring from the U.S. Air Force and serving his country for over 22 years.  BTL provides medical and management services/staffing as well as IT management technologies.  With one employee and after the first contract award in 2006, the company began climbing the preverbal ladder of success.

In the past two years, BTL Technologies has grown by 200% creating approximately seventy jobs in 8 different states. The firm’s success comes from driving sustainability and consistent outcomes, through delivering a great service to their customers by providing leading customer-focused solutions, which is based on managing and enhancing organizational effectiveness.  Mr. Kent states, “Retaining our greatest resource - our people - is a key ingredient for BTL’s success.  Where there is competition among small business, there are bidding opportunities and contract awards thus increasing the company cast of dedicated staff... Read More

Veteran Business Owner – Vision to Recovery

Dr. Justin Kim owner of Trinity Vision Center continues to get the assistance he needs through SBA and its loan programs. He started his eye care center right before the economic down turn by utilizing the Patriot Express Loan Program for leasehold improvements, equipment and inventory. As he continued to operate and develop his clientele he experienced a need for more working capital that would allow him the flexibility to increase his marketing efforts in a time of economic uncertainty.

The Recovery Act came at the perfect time for many small businesses and the opportunities it delivered help Dr. Kim. Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union, known for its financial loan assistance to veteran-owned small businesses, provided the capital Kim needed. The credit union was able to receive a higher guaranty percentage of 90 percent and waive the borrower fee. Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union received an award during National Small Business Week 2009 for its loan activity... Read More