Client: Stephanie Wilkes
Business Counseling Provided: Financial Projections/Bank Financing Process
Bank Funded: Yes
Business Opened: January 2014
City: Midland, TX
After Stephanie’s husband was relocated to Midland, TX she quickly realized there were a limited amount of places in the Permian Basin where pregnant woman and families could view their baby via elective prenatal ultrasound.
Stephanie, who was seven months pregnant at the time, sought to open her own business to offer gender determination ultrasounds and 3-D/4-D ultrasounds for the families in Midland.
After doing research and preparation, Stephanie created a detailed business plan and visited the SBDC in September of 2013 where she received assistance with financial projections and the bank loan process to prepare for bank financing.
In January 2014, Stephanie officially opened Baby Glance, LLC in Midland. As of October 2014, Stephanie opened her second Baby Glance location in Lubbock, TX. In the future, she would like to eventually expand Baby Glance to other locations and pursue other business ventures. Stephanie’s advice to future start-up businesses would be to “Expect the unexpected.”