“Because of our customers we exist. Thank you SBDC for sharing our belief and supporting us in our services.”
Pencil Cup Office Products, Inc. is a family-owned office supply retailer operated by the Gándara family. With the assistance of the Small Business Development Center, Carlos Gándara, Sr. was able to start the family business and obtain financing to lease office and warehouse space, purchase inventory and hire initial staff. After being in business of only 2 months, sales exceeded $132,000.
Pencil Cup Office Products’ staff now consists of 14 full-time and 2 part-time employees. The Gándara family will continue to seek assistance from the SBDC to expand their marketing efforts. Pencil Cup Office Products, Inc. has demonstrated its potential for long term business success and vows to continue serving the El Paso community.
El Paso Community College
Administrative Service Center
9050 Viscount Blvd. Building B, Suite B520
El Paso, TX 79925-6511
Phone: (915) 831-7743
Fax: (915) 831-7734
The Small Business Development Center at El Paso Community College is a member of the South West Texas Border SBDC Network, a service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The El Paso County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.