Season One | Episode 2
District Director, Lubbock-West Texas District Office of the United States SBA
Calvin Davis is the District Director of the Lubbock-West Texas District Office of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of SBA’s programs and services throughout the 71 West Texas counties that make up the West Texas District.
In this episode, you’ll hear important information from Calvin about the many resources and support available to small businesses in our area, and across the United States. He’ll share his personal insights into the basics (and importance) of writing a solid business plan, as well as the “team” he believes every small business owner need in their corner.
We’ve compiled a list of the valuable resources and organizations, as well as helpful tips from Calvin available for download here.
In this episode, you’ll hear of the amazing love, encouragement and work of Calvin’s mother, Nancy Randolph Davis. In 1949, she was the first African American student to enroll in what is now Oklahoma State University. Davis was a Civil Rights Pioneer and an active advocate. Since 1999, OSU has continued to honor Davis with many awards, a statue, and buildings named in her honor. Please visit https://education.okstate.edu/about/nancy-randolph-davis.html to learn more about the incredible life she lived.
Season One of this podcast focuses on small business. We’ll ask our guests to talk about challenges, successes, and helpful hints for keeping the dream alive. Each episode, we’ll explore the people, business and values that embody the never-say-never, get-the-job-done spirit that shines through everywhere you look in West Texas. Join us, as we share untold stories of big dreams and the many struggles and sacrifices that West Texans have gone through to achieve them. We’re getting people talking, so listen in. We hope you’ll learn something and have a little fun along the way.
Host: Amy Punchard, Co-Host: Jared May