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Parlevel Systems

Founded by pioneering technology professionals based in San Antonio, Texas, Parlevel Systems is a provider of innovative vending technology tools for the food and beverage industries. Their products bring cloud computing, just-in-time inventory management and data analytics to the vending machine industry that optimizes deliveries and product offerings while increasing profitability. One of the Co-Founders and current CEO of Parlevel Systems, Luis Gonzalez, is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and previously served as a student intern at the UTSA SBDC International Trade Center where he gained firsthand knowledge on how to help entrepreneurs sell their goods and services all over the world. During the process of starting Parlevel Systems, Luis became a client of the UTSA SBDC. At the UTSA SBDC, Luis received technical

Dorćol Distilling and Brewing Company

UTSA Offers Business Resources Across Texas During Pandemic By Alese Underwood San Antonio PUBLISHED 2:14 PM CT Apr. 29, 2020 SAN ANTONIO — For 40 years the Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio has been helping small businesses get up and moving. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve launched a targeted effort to help with relief services. UTSA offering small businesses help via Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Business Recovery Acccelerator Provides targeted coronavirus pandemic response Dorćol Distilling and Brewing Company among clients Small business in 79 counties across Texas – including counties encompassing El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, and Corpus Christi – are getting help from UTSA through a free one-on-one, confidential advising service. If you look behind the production scenes

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. Just like all small businesses, they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and have had to adapt their business model to the limitations on an art that requires being in the same space as their customers. They began by creating new marketing materials communicating how much they miss their clients, calling them “hug” cards. They also began contact-less delivery of clients’ portraits that were

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. Dixie Flag’s relationship with the UTSA SBDC would develop over the next two decades, as would its own leadership. Now a third-generation company led by Pete’s daughter, Vanessa Van de Putte, President and CEO, multiple Dixie Flag employees have gone beyond advising with current Senior Business Advisor Crystal Darby and engaged in UTSA SBDC’s

Filters4Air (Filtration Products) – 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. Dilling came to the SBDC initially for help with his website and marketing his business. Senior Business Advisor Crystal Darby helped with updates to his website and assisted him in obtaining publicity in the San Antonio Express-News about his home delivery

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