Prior to joining the Collin SBDC, Michael spent several years within local government helping to identify and create development opportunities for small businesses. A native of Illinois, he moved to the great state of Texas after selling his business. While in Illinois, Michael spent time working with the Illinois SBDC where he assisted clients with business plan development, market research, securing funding and managing growth. Early in his career, Michael spent several years in finance working with a leading financial institution.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from Illinois State University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Texas. Additionally, he is a youth basketball coach and often times can be found at the various sports complexes within the DFW metroplex teaching the fundamentals of basketball.
Sara Yaeger attended Metropolitan State University of Denver to pursue a degree in Sociology. While in school, she started working in a real estate title office. There she worked her way up from assistant to Escrow Officer. She worked in real estate for many years before relocating to Texas. Sara has been an Office Manager for Lovejoy and Plano ISD for the past 12 years. In addition to her work within the school district, she is the program director with a non-profit that provides shelter to homeless youth in the DFW area. She has also obtained her life coaching certification and is working on growing her life coaching business. She understands firsthand the challenges faced when trying to start your own business. Sara has developed and successfully utilized her gifts of interpersonal relations and organization which she now brings to the Collin SBDC as the center’s Administrative Assistant. As the first point of contact for SBDC clients, Sara is committed to making clients feel comfortable with the process before them. She provides first-class customer engagement by facilitating the resources necessary to exceed client business goals.
4800 Preston Park Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
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The Collin SBDC at Collin College is a member of the North Texas SBDC Network. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Hosted by Dallas College and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.