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The Galveston Small Business Development Center Staff


Doug Baumann
Doug Baumann joined the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network as Retail Business Advisor in 2009. Doug has 25 years of experience managing both big box national outlet stores as well as small specialty boutiques. By examining marketing strategy, financial ratio analysis and reviewing inventory control practices, Doug evaluates and makes recommendation for a wide variety of businesses. He also reviews freight flow planning and back room organization in order to recommend cost control methods and growth tactics. In May of 2016, Doug began as new Director of the Galveston Country SBDC. Dough holds a BBA in Marketing from Texas A&M University, is a Certified GrowthWheel Elite user, and is a Certified Global Business Professional.


Carolann Peters
Business Advisor
With 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, Carolann is a authority on total business acumen and operation management. She has advance skills in all marketing and sales techniques. She has a creative approach to business and personal development. She is a popular speaker for businesses and organizations. Carolann has served six out of last nine years as a Business Advisor and traning facilitator for Galveston Country SBDC and has been a training facilitator for UH C.T. Bauer College of Business SBSDC for 9 years. Sher co-founded and developed a prototype business model providing bookkeeping, tax and business consulting services to small businesses and franchised the company in 7 states. Carolann has obtained national recognition in Entrepreneur, Small Business Opportunity, and Home Office Computing Magazines for exceptional growth and development. She has personally launched and mage five different businesses and two nonprofit organizations from concept, including developing and managing a breast cancer specialty, retail boutique for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Carolann is a certified Master Life Coach, Business Coach, Executive Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Holistic Practitioner. She received her certification with Mary Morrissey and Life Mastery Institute. She received a B.S Degree from University of Louisiana Monroe. Carolann is a trusted guide and catalyst for positive change. Her passion lies in helping entrepreneurs, executives and individuals succeed in all areas of life transformation.


Amy Reid
Program Manager
As the program Manager for the Galveston Country Small business Development Center Amy is responsible for all training and events for the center including being mindful of the classes that the local business community is in need of. With Amy's over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, payroll bookkeeping, administrative management, and recruiting make her a great resource to business owners for their backend operations. Amy meets regularly with to assist them to web design, logo design, print media design as well as all aspects of online marketing including social media.

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