Great Local Success Stories!

These are testimonials gathered from local businesses
that have been positively impacted by our services.
Connect and grow with Tarrant SBDC, you can be the
next success story.

Real Businesses, Real Results.

Center for Coffee Research and Education

Pastor Kyev Tatum and the memberships with the New Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church and the Ministers Justice Coalition of Texas have teamed up with the Center for Coffee Research and Education at the Norman E. Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture & Development at Texas A&M University.

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Xenia Roastery

Founded in 2020 by Justin McLaughlin, Xenia was born from two things: curiosity and passion. I got educated in the basics of coffee and roast profiling, then I fell in love with roasting and specialty coffee beans. My passion for entrepreneurship led me to start Xenia Roastery. 

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Clearwater Plumbers

Jeff is a hard worker and loves to learn. He started Clearwater Plumbers in 2001 and built it to a $2 million dollar company – employing 17 people. He is on track to make $3 million in 2016. In fact, Jeff has grown the company 40 – 50% since 2012.

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Benefit Acupuncture

After completing a Master Degree of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University in San Antonio, Texas, Hilary spent the next three years in Tianjin, China where she received her Ph.D. in acupuncture.

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La Reina Auto Sales and Service

La Reina Auto Sales and Service provides repair and maintenance work for vehicles. The business is also a used car dealership. Maria D. Aaron started the business in December 2003.

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DK Lube & Detail

Diea Kaleia immigrated to the USA over twenty years ago from Syria in pursuit of a better way of life. For eighteen years he worked at his brother’s used car lot gaining experience as a mechanic, which included performing vehicle inspections.

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Big Frog Custom T-Shirts

“It is my pleasure to recommend Cynthia Harnest to anyone who is considering starting a business or who needs sound business advice.

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Fondren Forensics Inc.

“It is unusual to find an organization with as much care and concern as the Small Business Development Center. I am writing today to offer my sincere appreciation. Your organization was the driving force behind the success of my business plan.

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EnvironX Solutions Inc.

“As I reflect back on over a year’s worth of work with the dedicated staff at SBDC a few things become very apparent. I am not the same person I was when I walked through that door a year ago and my company has greatly benefited because of the relationship I have established with the SBDC.

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The Law Office of Antoinette Bone

“I run an estate planning law practice. Although I have been out of school since 1996, I haven’t practiced that entire time. There are about 4 years when I did not work. I have not practiced estate planning exclusively until this year.

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Bliss Bridal Salon

When starting down the path to opening a small business in Fort Worth, we were directed to the Tarrant Small Business Development Center. We had the pleasure of working with Cle Royal during the process and as a reference source for the past few years.

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