WT Enterprise Center to Provide ‘Blueprint’ for Entrepreneurial Success

Adam Jiwa May 25, 2023
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WT Enterprise Center to Provide ‘Blueprint’ for Entrepreneurial Success

Contact: Brian Enevoldsen, Managing Director, 806-651-8500,

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AMARILLO, Texas – Aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to build business success have a new Blueprint to follow, thanks to the WT Enterprise Center and America’s SBDC at WTAMU.

The units of WT’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business are launching Blueprint, a program focused on finding new successful ways to build start-up businesses. 

“Participants of the Blueprint program will leave with a clear vision of what their business could possibly look like and what obstacles may present along the way,” said Brian Enevoldsen, managing director of the WT Enterprise Center. “Many aspiring business owners wonder where to start, and Blueprint is a great first step.”

This free monthly program will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month beginning June 6 at the WT Enterprise Center, 2300 N. Western St. in Amarillo.

“The Blueprint program will provide a great space for aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their business ideas,” said Michelle Howington, program manager/coach of the WT Enterprise Center. “The program creates a structured and collaborative process for entrepreneurs to establish the key points in bringing their ideas to light and significantly improving their chances of success.”  

Programs will be led by both WT Enterprise Center coaches and SBDC consultants, who will lay out the technical components in business creation while also focusing on the entrepreneurial journey being embarked upon.

"We recognize the importance of a solid business model in launching and growing a successful business,” said Gina Woodward, regional director of America’s SBDC at WTAMU. “This program will empower entrepreneurs to build businesses that are more original, impactful, and successful." 

For information, call 806-651-8500 or email

WT is committed to serving the region and well beyond with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who are empowered to lead others. Partnering and retaining community businesses to improve the quality of life in the Panhandle and beyond is a key component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

That plan is fueled by the historic, $125 million One West comprehensive fundraising campaign. To date, the campaign — which publicly launched in September 2021— has raised more than $125 million and will continue through 2025.


About WT Enterprise Center

The WT Enterprise Center, a unit of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at WT, collaborates with America's SBDC at WTAMU to promote economic development in the Texas Panhandle. Since its establishment in 2001, the Center has provided local entrepreneurs with top-quality resources, including certified business coaches, industry specialists, high-end facilities, and advanced programs. Entrepreneurs can access entrepreneurial business coaching, capital, facilities, and a wide range of training and programs to help them develop strong leadership skills and grow their companies. The WT Enterprise Center’s primary focus is on supporting business owners in building robust, profitable companies that contribute to a thriving economic community. For information, visit or contact or 806-651-8500.


About American’s SBDC at WTAMU

America's Small Business Development Center at WTAMU provides business consulting, training, and research in all areas of small business operations for both start-ups and existing businesses. Established in 1987, they have been providing no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. A department of the Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University, the SBDC works in partnership with its sister department, the WT Enterprise Center, to serve small business owners across the Texas Panhandle. Funded by the State of Texas and the Small Business Administration, they contribute to the state’s rapid growth through the creation of new jobs and workforce training. For information, visit, or contact or 806-651-5151.


About the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business

The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a bachelor of business administration and an MBA. The College also offers graduate specialized programs in accounting, finance, computer information systems and business analytics. The College, which boasts the largest number of enrolled students among all six of WT’s colleges, is routinely named as one of the best business schools in the nation. Its online MBA program recently was ranked No. 20 by the prestigious Princeton Review. Several of its offerings were awarded Best Program status for an 11th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its most recent rankings of online programs.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs and more than 40 graduate degrees, including two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offer 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.