Alex Gonzalez, Owner, Monster Mini Golf

“Mark helped me realize my vision to start a Monster Mini Golf in San Antonio. I look forward to continuing to work with him and the SBDC in the future”

His Story:

Alex Gonzalez felt the time was right to move forward in starting a new Monster Mini-Golf venture in San Antonio. He realized that even though this franchise has locations throughout the United States, each location is unique and custom-designed. Monster Mini Golf is an exciting indoor, glow-in-the-dark, monster-themed 18-hole miniature golf park. Monster Mini Golf customers experience the adventure of playing mini golf within cool monster décor and custom, animated props at every turn. This mini golf center offers challenging courses for children and adults to enjoy. While navigating through the golf courses, guests are entertained by an in-house disc jockey. The venue includes party rooms and an array of arcade games. Corporate events such as team building activities or after work parties can take place in their private meeting rooms. Having extensive management experience and the knowing that the Monster Mini Golf franchise has been successful in other cities, Alex eagerly met with Mark Ahrens, Business Advisor at the San Antonio SBDC for guidance. Mark assisted Alex in developing a complete financial loan package for financing the business. This included a feasibility study, business plan review, financial projections, site selection, staffing assistance and promotional planning. The new franchise opened in the fall of 2011 and has created 17 new jobs. Alex continues to work with Mark on marketing ideas and website design.