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Small Business Development Center

2579 S. Loop 289, Suite 210, Lubbock, TX 79423

Email: americasbdc.lubbock@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-745-1637

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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Sarah “Kate” Mitchell - Mainstreet Boutique

Kate Mitchell was enjoying a successful career as a travel agent, but her real passion was fashion. Kate searched for a clothing boutique concept she liked, and fell in love with Mainstream Boutique, a fashion retail franchise concept from Minnesota focusing on unique, fun, and exciting apparel and accessories for today’s busy woman.

She approached the Texas Tech University Lubbock SBDC and sought business start-up and planning assistance. With the help of her SBDC consultant, they created a professional business plan and set of financial projections that she shopped around at various banks, before getting approved for an SBA guaranteed loan.

After months of hard work, she opened her store in an upscale shopping center in the fastest growing area of Lubbock. After just a few days, the feedback from customers has been amazing, and Kate is off to a great start.