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Jun 27, 2024 • Pamela Garcia

Miguel and Monica Contreras are no strangers to the restaurant business. The two met 37 years ago, and even then, Miguel expressed to Monica “I want to own a restaurant”. Fast forward to the present, they can proudly claim to have accomplished that goal, with restaurants in both Crystal City and Carrizo Springs, and a new location that just opened in San Antonio two months ago.

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Mar 28, 2024 • Pamela Garcia

#WeAreBCL: Yeraldin Yordi. Yeraldin’s dedication ensures small business customers are resilient and not only start but successfully navigate to the finish line, accessing the funding necessary to thrive and expand!

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Jan 25, 2024 • Pamela Garcia

#WeAreBCL: Paul Randle. Paul, with his inherent business acumen, leadership proficiency, and knack for connecting with people, plays a pivotal role at BCL of Texas, connecting with small business owners and positively impacting the community through his dedication.

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Dec 21, 2023 • Pamela Garcia

#WeAreBCL: Leo Pozzobon. Leo joined our team just over three months ago, and he’s been an indispensable asset ever since.

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Oct 11, 2023 • BCL of Texas

Amidst the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with our founder Rosa to share her perspective on being a Latina leader in the realms of economic development and finance. We discussed her challenges, her inspirations, and her unwavering commitment to empowering underserved communities.

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Oct 28, 2021 • Brian K. Marshall

For the past three years, BCL of Texas has supported youth entrepreneurship, thanks to a partnership between San Juan Diego High School Entrepreneurship Program and BCL’s Entrepreneurship Program.

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Aug 30, 2021 • Brian K. Marshall

As Director of Entrepreneurship at BCL of Texas and working with diverse small businesses for over 20 years, I have a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs come to me and want to start a business as a means to build wealth, or have something to pass on to their children. That leads us to the question: Can your small business be a way to create generational wealth?

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Jan 22, 2021 • BCL of Texas

Before covid-19 hit, veteran-owned business Eagle Pride Supply was going strong - growing their business revenue 24-fold over just a couple of years. As an essential business providing supplies for government contracts and more, owner Patrick Myers was ready to weather the storm. But as smaller businesses shut down, suppliers tightened credit, and the consumer spending slowed, the effects of the prolonged shutdown began to affect his business too.

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Sep 24, 2020 • BCL of Texas

When Travis County contracted BCL to administer their TCTX Thrive Small Business Grant Program, we knew that customer service and personal attention were going to be key for helping small business owners access the funds. Based on our 30 years of working with entrepreneurs, as well as seeing difficulties posed by other programs, we knew that navigating an online application portal and accessing a variety of financial documents and reports can be a burden on small business owners.

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Mar 30, 2020 • Raquel Valdez

Headlines and social media posts continue to educate our nation about the ongoing seriousness of the coronavirus in all our communities. As our nation, state, and local communities continue to take necessary actions to flatten the curve and ensure the health and safety of people, there is also the growing reality that this issue may persist for many months and it will touch all aspects of our society.

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Mar 12, 2020 • BCL of Texas

BCL of Texas is here to support our entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been impacted throughout Texas. As public officials take precautions for the health and safety of our community, we recognize that small business owners may feel an economic impact.

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Sep 14, 2017 • Brian K. Marshall

BCL spent a full and productive day with community leaders discussing the future of Austin’s economic development policy this month. We expect to have some great information for our clients coming soon. And BCL of Texas Director of Entrepreneurship Brian K. Marshall was honored to participate in these key stakeholder discussions!

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