Banking industry veteran Miguel Lopez is marking his fourth month in the Lone Star College System’s Small Business Development Center, helping small businesses in the area to maximize their growth.
Lopez, who assumed his role at the college’s Small Business Development Center in April, has 17 years of experience in the banking industry and six years in the oil and gas industry.
“We work with companies [that] have been in existence for 20 minutes to businesses that have been in existence 20 years,” Lopez said in a statement. “We can assist with services like helping with their business plan, their marketing plan and we can assist with their financial packaging.”
The Center provides consulting to small businesses within 1,400 square miles of the college’s service area.
Lopez, who manages the Center’s 500 employees, says he is motivated by the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business owners he meets every day.
“It’s fun sitting across the table from someone who, this is their dream—this is something they want to do,” Lopez said in a statement. “I love the entrepreneurial spirit that comes with small business owners. I love watching others succeed, and it’s fun when you sit back and you watch a small business owner run with it and watch them grow.”