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Since its inception in 1992, the Sul Ross State University Small Business Development Center has assisted existing and start-up small business owners develop management skills through one-on-one advising and training, thereby improving their potential for success. Assistance to small businesses include areas ranging from business plan development and financing, to marketing, advertising, general operations management, and international trade assistance. Advisors and trainer have backgrounds as small business owners, and can provide the practical expertise and innovative training needed for today’s businesses to succeed. The SBDC’s advisors and trainers maintain the highest ethical standards of confidentiality, and provide one-on-one advising services at no cost to the client.

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Director:
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Phone:
Elizabeth Pena (Interim)
432.837.8694

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 advising 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 small business lenders, 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 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.

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Director:
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Phone:
Joe Harper
512.420.9379

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 advising 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. In addition to existing business assistance, the DMC SBDC offers a fantastic, no-cost orientation every week for those individuals who want to explore starting their own business venture. Allow us to help lead you down a path to successful business ownership!

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Director:
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Phone:
Ann Fierova
361.698.1021

Our mission at the SRSU-Rio Grande College Small Business Development Center is to foster small business success in the Middle Rio Grande region. The SRSU-RGC-SBDC helps businesses start, grow and expand by providing the guidance, knowledge and entrepreneurial tools for success. The SBDC is available to provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle through one-on-one confidential advising or through our many training options. The improvements that result from our direct support of our client’s activities lead to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout the nine Middle Rio Grande counties in Texas.The SR-Rio Grande College Small Business Development Center 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 advising resources and training workshops to meet the needs of the ever-changing local small business communities. The assistance and guidance that the SBDC provides can mean the difference between success and failure for your small business.

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Director:
Web Site:
Phone:
Elizabeth Peña
830.758.5022


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 advising 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 planning process and assist them in compiling the necessary information and documents. Small Business Development Centers do not charge for advising services and can meet with clients at the center or at the business site.

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Director:
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Phone:
Maria D. Juarez-Serna
956.665.7535

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 foster small business success. The mission is accomplished through activities of no-cost business advising, technical assistance, training seminars, research services, and mentorship. The El Paso SBDC has been instrumental in assisting aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners in El Paso and Hudspeth counties since 1985.

Typical no-cost services provided include project feasibility analysis, business plan development, project research, loan packaging assistance, marketing and social media, and international trade assistance. Independent studies have shown that those entrepreneurs who receive SBDC assistance have greater sales growth, hire more employees, and generate more economic impact than non-SBDC clients.

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Director:
Web Site:
Phone:
Joe C. Ferguson
915.831.7743

The Texas A&M International University Small Business Development Center (TAMIU SBDC) is proud to be the premier service provider working with existing and startup businesses in South Texas to help them grow and compete in today’s global economy. Whether you need help with a start-up or scale-up, the TAMIU SBDC is available to provide your business with assistance during every phase of the business life cycle.

Contact us today to take advantage of our many service offerings including:

  • No-cost, confidential, one-on-one business advising from certified business advisors
  • No-cost, professional business research to assist with business planning and access to capital
  • No-cost and low-cost business training and education both in-person and online

Our friendly and professional staff are waiting to help you schedule your appointment today!

Remember, at the TAMIU SBDC, we are “Building the Texas Economy…One Business At A Time!”

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Director:
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Phone:
Michael Gonzalez
956.326.2827

 

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!

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Director:
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Phone:
Dave Erickson
325.942.2098

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, no-cost, confidential business advising
  • Cost friendly workshops designed for small businesses
  • Professional referral network
  • Access to research resources
  • Lifelong business partners

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Director:
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Phone:
Richard Sifuentes
210.458.2460

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.

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Director:
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Phone:
Lindsay Young
361.485.4485

internationalThe 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 advising 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.

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Director:
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Phone:
Cliff Paredes
210.458.2470

The SBDC Technology Commercialization Center promotes science and technology based entrepreneurship to create a globally competitive economy in Texas. The Center offers confidential management advisory services for high-tech entrepreneurs, scientific researchers, start-ups, and established businesses. Clients of the center qualify to receive assistance with America’s Seed Fund™, federal and state research and development (R&D) grants/contracts, mentorship, technical assistance workshops, innovation and applied research assistance.

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Director:
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Phone:
Bijo Mathew
210.458.2020

The UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting 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 Center for Government Contracting provides
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  • Professional one-on-one assistance at no cost
  • Innovative training workshops
  • Dynamic networking opportunities
  • Government contracting matchmaking events

Specialty Services:

  • Government contracting assistance
  • Employer services (Human Resources)
  • Cybersecurity small business training
  • Alliance Program training on Transportation projects

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Director:
Web Site:
Phone:
Terri L. Williams, CEcD
210.458.2458

 

NetworkCenter_12SBDCNet 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 Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. 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.

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Director:
Web Site:
Phone:
Matthew Jackson
210.458.2747
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