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Monthly Success Story
The Oilfield Photographer 

James Durbin first contacted the SBDC in July 2018 for help opening a commercial photography business primarily for Oil and Gas. While also being a contestant in the Midland Entrepreneurship Challenge, he received help writing a business plan, financial projections, and growth strategy planning. In September 2018, he was awarded $25,000 and began his business. As of 2019 he Oilfield Photographer now has two full-times employees and one part-time.

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Ready to start your own business? There are many decisions and paths to take to start a business. There is no “one size fits all”. Every business idea is unique and may require a different approach.

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Do you currently own a business? Whether your business has been open for decades or just a few months, our consultants provide one-on-one assistance in a number of areas to help your business reach its potential.


Want to learn more about starting or operating your business successfully? SBDC offers both in-person and online training. Attend training sessions that will prepare you to tackle your real world tasks head-on!

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Small Business Development Center

1310 North FM 1788, CEED Building, Midland, TX 79707


Phone: 432-552-2455

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