Since its inception in 1992, the Big Bend Region Minority and Small Business Development Center has secured over 425 loans amounting to over $91 million, has served over 4700 clients, conducted over 500 seminars, and assisted with more than 170 new business start-ups, while in the process creating over 1200 new jobs.The Center helps existing and start-up small business owners develop management skills, thereby improving their potential for success. Counselors assists small businesses in areas ranging from business plan development and financing, to marketing, advertising, and international trade assistance.Our counselors have backgrounds as small business owners, and can provide the practical expertise needed for today’s businesses to succeed. Counselors maintain the highest ethical standards of confidentiality, and provide one-on-one counseling services at no charge to the client.
The Texas State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) works with existing and startup small businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. SBDCs are available to provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle. The improvements that result from our direct support of our client’s activities lead to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout central Texas.
The SBDC’s professional staff of business advisors, trainers, and researchers provides comprehensive, confidential business counseling services at no cost to the client. The SBDC is funded in part by the U. S. Small Business Administration and Texas State University, and is supported by an extensive network of banks, chambers of commerce, and other economic development organizations. The Texas State University SBDC serves 12 counties within the 79-county service area of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network regional office. This regional office, located in San Antonio, directs the activities of 10 satellite SBDCs, located as far west as El Paso and as far east as Victoria.
The Del Mar College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is proud to be the premiere service provider to small businesses in the Coastal Bend Region. By working with hundreds of entrepreneurs every year, the SBDC has a clear perspective of the obstacles that small businesses must overcome in order to succeed. Through various outreach efforts, the SBDC is continuously developing and refining consulting resources and training workshops to meet the needs of the ever changing local small business community. The assistance and guidance that the SBDC provides can mean the difference between success and failure for your small business.
Our mission at the SRSU-Rio Grande College Small Business Development Center is to help businesses start, grow and expand by providing the guidance, knowledge and entrepreneurial tools for success.
The SR-Rio Grande College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is proud to be the premiere service provider to small businesses in the Middle Rio Grande Region. By working with hundreds of entrepreneurs every year, the SBDC has a clear perspective of the obstacles that small businesses must overcome in order to succeed. Through various outreach efforts, the SBDC is continuously developing and refining consulting resources and training workshops to meet the needs of the ever changing local small business community. The assistance and guidance that the SBDC provides can mean the difference between success and failure for your small business.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and public and private partners throughout deep South Texas.SBDC provides a wide array of management and technical assistance to business owners and entrepreneurs to strengthen business performance and sustainability.Business consulting is conducted by professional advisors, who evaluate an existing business’s operations, or a startup company’s business plan with fresh, yet experienced eyes.SBDC works closely with clients to develop business plans and loan proposals. Advisors guide start-up and existing business owners through the business plan process and assist them in compiling the necessary information and documents.Small Business Development Centers do not charge for consulting services and can meet with clients at the center or at the business site.
The mission of the El Paso SBDC, member center of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network of the University of Texas at San Antonio, is to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and improved management for small businesses. The mission is accomplished through activities of counseling, technical assistance, training seminars, and research services.
Impact of SBDC Counseling on the South-West Texas Border Region Economy
Impact assistance returns tax revenues to state and federal governments, and value and capital to its clients that are greater than the direct cost of providing the services, making the existence of the SBDC program justifiable from a public policy perspective. For every $1.00 invested in the South-West Texas Border SBDC, a return of $6.24 is generated. (Findings from an independent study by Dr. James Chrisman, Mississippi State University.)
The Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center (TAMIU-SBDC) works with existing and startup businesses to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. SBDC’s are available to provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle.
The improvements that result from our direct support of our client’s activities lead to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout central Texas.
The Angelo State University Small Business Development Center was created in 1990 to provide business advising and training services to the ten-county area of the Concho Valley. Since its beginning, the ASU-SBDC has assisted thousands of area small businesses with free and confidential advising and training to better manage their businesses and to help entrepreneurs create new businesses.
The ASU-SBDC would love to assist you with your venture, whether you are an entrepreneur with a start-up dream or a seasoned business owner hoping to expand, we want to see you succeed. Contact us today! Meet with an advisor or attend one of our many training events to get started. Your success is our number one priority!
Entrepreneurs have access to professional and confidential business advising, a variety of quality training programs, and an extensive referral network at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). With the addition of business advisors who live and work in your local community, success is just around the corner! Benefits of contacting your local SBDC include:
- Free, one-on-one, confidential business advising
- Cost friendly workshops designed for small businesses
- Professional referral network
- Access to research resources
- Lifelong business partners
The University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center provides quality comprehensive assistance to small businesses through one-on-one counseling in all disciplines of business with principle focus on management, marketing, and finance. As businesses face tough decisions such as starting or expanding, franchising, leasing or buying, debt verses investment and many others, they should look to the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center for practical up-to-date guidance. Financial analysis, market analysis, business planning, and loan packaging, are a small part of the UHV-SBDC programs.
The key to success is knowledge, and more businesses are seeking that knowledge in today’s competitive environment. UHV-SBDC has developed specialized targeted training programs to give these entrepreneurs current, accurate and effective information vital to successfully operating their businesses.
The International Trade Center is one of the largest and the most successful trade assistance organization in the State of Texas. Established in 1992, it provides businesses with high-value trade consulting services, cutting-edge market research and innovative training programs that deliver results.Providing value and delivering real-world results for clients and partners is what drives the International Trade Center. It has a proven track record of delivering the technical know-how and support that has helped hundreds of Texas companies enter new markets, create more efficient supply chains and become more globally competitive. In 2010, we helped our clients generate over $181 million in international sales, create 173 new jobs and expand into hundreds of new markets.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a specialty program of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network dedicated to providing assistance to small business owners wanting to expand their business into federal, state, and local contracts with government agencies and military installations.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides:
- Professional one-on-one assistance at no cost
- Innovative training workshops
- Dynamic networking opportunities
- Government contracting matchmaking events
- Government contracting assistance
- Employer services (Human Resources)
- Assistance for veteran entrepreneurs
- Women-owned small business (8m) program
- Energy saving solutions program
We believe that the foundation for rural economic growth is built on applied research, planning, leadership and strategic mobilization of private and public sources of capital.Our aim is to help communities develop revitalization strategies to increase their competitiveness with the goal of increasing economic opportunity and improving the quality of life in rural communities.The Rural Business Program (RBP) is one of 10 geographically based field centers and three specialty centers directly affiliated with the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. The South-West Texas Border SBDC Network is a program of UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development.The RBP was established to provide technical assistance, training, advisory services, research, strategic planning, business and resource development to small- to medium-sized businesses, economic development corporations, communities and local governments.The RBP offers clients targeted and customized services designed to meet their needs, drawing from a full spectrum of resources and capabilities from the Institute of Economic Development.
SBDCNet is the official National Information Clearinghouse of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBDCNet is funded in part by a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. We are also funded by a matching grant from our local sponsoring institution, The University of Texas at San Antonio, where we are hosted by the South West Texas Border Region Small Business Development Center. We also are members of, and receive financial support from, the Association of Small Business Development Centers.SBDCNet provides small business research services to the entire 1,100+ member SBDC Network of Small Business Development Centers located in all 50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. In partnership with your SBDC, we can produce a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to your client’s industry and geographic location. In addition to supporting small business entrepreneurs, SBDCNet now offers an array of products and services to support small to mid-size community development.