The small town of Gorman, TX had no place to go to have a glass of beer or wine, socialize, play games, and listen to some live music. Filling this market gap became the dream of a local resident, Jessica Maupin. Working closely with the Tarleton-SBDC office, she developed a sound business plan for a new establishment called the Iron Rose Bar, to be in downtown Gorman, where people could enjoy a limited food menu and adult beverages, featuring Texas wines and craft beers, as well as a selection of popular national brands. Music, both live and recorded, would also be featured, so patrons could relax and dance or just be entertained. Other amusements will include a pool table, darts, corn hole boards and karaoke. On days/ when the bar is not in regular use, it will host several different events (like game nights, trivia contests, concerts, and other family-oriented activities) to utilize the space, generate goodwill in the town and increase overall public awareness of the venue more fully. Jessica already had a building, but still needed a combination of two loans to fund some minor renovation and all the other start-up costs. With her business plan in hand, appeared before both funding organizations, presented her case, and was immediately approved for the full amount of funding being sought. She is now proceeding with the final bits of remodeling in the building and acquiring all the equipment and furnishings that she needs. The grand opening is scheduled to take place in early September 2021 and there is expected to be a heavy turnout by the local community.