Small Business Development Center touts increasingly strong results

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Small Business Development Center at Lamar State College Port Arthur along with the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network, a leading business assistance program, is proud to announce exceptional results in its 2022 and 2023 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), with Dana Espinal, Director of LSCPA SBDC emerging as one of the top performers in four categories across the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network.

During 2022 and into 2023, the SBDC focused on key metrics that measure its impact, including Total Clients Advised, New Clients Advised, Jobs Created, Economic Capital Creation, and Business Starts.

Among these, Dana Espinal demonstrated exceptional performance, standing out as one of the top performers in three areas – Top Sales Growth (two consecutive years), Jobs Retained and Number of Loans.

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Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, serve as measurable values that gauge a company’s effectiveness in achieving critical business objectives.

They are instrumental in providing a clear understanding of whether goals are being met and in evaluating overall performance.

“Dana Espinal’s outstanding performance in these categories underscores the excellence and commitment that our business advisors bring to the table,” said Tori Rayne, Deputy Director of Network Advising, of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network. “We take pride in the significant economic impact and measurable success that Dana has contributed to our network and the businesses we serve.”

The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network is dedicated to being the first-choice provider of business advice and training for entrepreneurs and business owners. The network’s strategic focus on KPIs ensures that its advisors, like Dana Espinal, continually deliver results that align with its mission and vision.

“It is an honor to serve the communities assigned to LSCPA SBDC service area, said Dana Espinal, Director and Advisor of Lamar State College Port Arthur SBDC.  “I enjoy working with small business owners to achieve and fulfill their small business dream.”

For more information about the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network and its impact on the small business community, please visit www.sbdc.uh.edu.

Lamar State College Port Arthur Small Business Development Center provides business advising, access to training, tools, and resources to help small businesses start, grow, expand, and succeed.

The LSCPA SBDC coverage area includes Port Arthur, Nederland, Port Neches, Groves, Bridge City, Orange and Vidor municipalities.

The Lamar State College Port Arthur Small Business Development Center is a business advising and training center of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas.

With 14 centers across southeast Texas, the SBDC has been a vital resource for entrepreneurs since 1984, building a regional ecosystem to support thousands of innovators and business owners.

The SBDC program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Lamar State College Port Arthur SBDC is a center of the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network. The Lamar State College Port Arthur SBDC is an EEO/AA institution.