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COVID Business Recovery Accelerator
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We are here to help your small business during this difficult time.

UTSA’s COVID Business Recovery Accelerator is a no-cost service to help small businesses in Bexar County and the surrounding area weather financial hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

From helping you navigate federal policies and funding opportunities to providing the resources and trainings you need now, we are actively invested in helping your small business survive today’s challenges and thrive into the future.

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Call or email us today to schedule a consultation with one of our professional business advisors. This service is completely free of charge.

Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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Hayward Gaude Photography | Making the Best of Times During COVID-19

Hayward and Shannon Gaude own Hayward Gaude Photography and have been clients of the UTSA SBDC since 2013 and in business for over 10 years. The Gaudes tragically lost their family’s visual legacy during Hurricane Katrina, which spurred their relocation to San Antonio. The Hayward’s experience gives them a unique connection with their clients and a deep understanding of the priceless meaning behind portrait photography.

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Dixie Flag & Banner Company

A legacy client of UTSA SBDC since 1993, Dixie Flag and Banner Company has experienced exponential growth since Chairman Henry “Pete” Van de Putte, Jr. first received assistance 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.

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Filters4Air | David Dilling, President

Since 1995, Filtration Products has manufactured air filters for HVAC systems. The company is owned by David Dilling. Other companies in San Antonio resell air filters, but Filtration Products is the only manufacturer of filters in South Texas. The company’s products are used in professional office buildings, retail centers, hotels, restaurants, and hospitals, and are sold to distribution companies and air conditioning service companies as well as individual homeowners. The pleated air filters are of high quality and can be manufactured in any size needed for every business application.

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Your circumstances may have changed, but your dreams for a brighter future don't have to

Introducing Career in Focus, UTSA’s initiative to help San Antonio’s workforce regain its footing in the face of unprecedented unemployment rates and financial insecurity.

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Assistance for Small Businesses

The SBDC South-West Texas Border Network has served entrepreneurs in a 79-county area of South, West and Central Texas for over 35 years. Consider becoming a client to fully explore your overall business needs during this pandemic and beyond.

SBDCs have business advisors who are experts in finance, human resources, social media, operations, marketing and much more. We work closely with business owners to look for creative solutions - and at no cost. During this crisis, we can help you:

  • Explore and apply for currently available SBA (and other) disaster-related loan programs
  • Formulate plans to win back and find new customers
  • Navigate available federal, state, and local resources

Request a confidential, individual, no-cost advising session with your local SBDC

View the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network website

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