Bryan Pirtle, a driven entrepreneur, decided that he wanted to establish a vacation RV rental site in Ardmore. Wanting to turn his vision into reality, he registered with the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC), where he was paired with Business Advisor Ed Dyer. Bryan had four acres of land at his disposal, but he faced challenges in providing adequate services to accommodate a few RV rental spots and some mobile homes. 

Recognizing Bryan’s needs, Ed Dyer immediately got to work, assessing funding opportunities for the development of the RV site. Ed began by assisting Bryan in setting up a comprehensive business plan and financials, which were crucial in obtaining funding from a bank. Bryan, demonstrating his commitment to the project, initially used his personal funds to begin working on the electric and sewage systems for the property. Finally, after much hard work and perseverance, Bryan was eventually able to secure the necessary funding, leading to the successful opening of the Sweet Home Resort. 

“The OKSBDC was very helpful and informative,” says Brian. “They really showed me a lot about being a business owner.” 

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