What do we do?
Our advisers bring practical experience from professional backgrounds to assist you with your business. Education and training backgrounds include: accounting, financial analysis, loan structuring, marketing, and business planning. Often a start-up needs direction on selecting their organizational forms and determining permits applicable to their business. Existing business often need guidance on how to grow or managing cash flow to support growth. Our experience, as well as our North Texas SBDC network, will help you find solutions!
Jennifer Johnston, Director, email@example.com
Jennifer Johnston joined the Paris SBDC in December 2018, she acquired her MBA minor in Business Analytics. She has a background in management, marketing, market research, data analysis, and accounting. Market research and financial analysis support the business planning, feasibility, and financial projections applicable to small business growth and financing.
Jennifer’s recent training include National Development Council, EDFP certification on financial analysis and loan structuring. She is NAV Certified Credit & Lending. Jennifer is also a QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor. In 2019 she has also trained on ISBA Business Valuations. Jennifer is a member of the Texas EDC.
Jim Struwe, Business Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Struwe, Certified Business Advisor, EDFP, is a seasoned accountant and serial entrepreneur. Building on his BBA in accounting from Stephen F. Austin University, Jim has assembled almost 40 years of corporate and small business experience. Jim has worked on various government contracts, public filing documents required by the SEC and DOD, and securing SBA-backed funding. He shares his accounting expertise as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and teaches the course at Paris Junior College. His insights assist small business owners in understanding financial reports as a management tool and determining how to access working capital. Jim completed National Development Councils EDFP, Economic Development Financial Professional Certification, to build on financial analysis and loan structuring. Jim recently completed NAV certification at 2019 National SBDC Conference, which provides further training on business credit score and financing.
Martin Orrostieta, Business Advisor , email@example.com 903.782.1206
Martin Orrostieta joins the Paris SBDC April 2022! Martin has a background in small business lending and formerly a small business owner himself. His 10 years experience in banking helped familiarized him with various industries and organizational forms. Along with his entrepreneurial experience, Martin serves on the board of Hispanic Professional Association of Tyler. He previously worked with SCORE at both the regional and National level helping chapters in various states. Martin studied International Business, with a Bachelor in Science from Johnson & Wales University, where he completed a state recognized Leadership program and served as a fellow for the El Pomar Foundation.