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Texas State SBDC

Confidential Counseling

We provide confidential business counseling services at no charge to our clients. Our business advisors apply their skills and experience to assist you in making better decisions about your small business.  Key areas of counseling are noted below. 

  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Capital Acquisition
  • Cash Flow, Financial Analysis
  • Rural Business Development
  • International Trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Scalable Businesses
  • Government Contracting
  • Minority Business Development
  • Women's Business Issues
  • Veteran-Owned Businesses

Research Services

SBDC business advisors can also provide their clients with targeted research assistance through the SBDC National Information Clearinghouse. This program provides research data and analyses and web-based information that enable SBDC clients to make sound business decisions. The Clearinghouse web site also has extensive on-line resources and links that are accessible to users:

Training for Small Businesses

Meet the challenges of starting, owning, and operating a business by attending Texas State University SBDC workshops and seminars! Our training events are offered at a low cost to our clients, and provide a quick and easy way for you and your employees to learn new skills. Seminars and workshops combine traditional business training with real-world applications that can be readily applied to your business. Business owners and staff who have practical experience in small business management present our training programs. Our schedule of classes is updated regularly, so check our website often for new information. A sampling of seminar topics is presented below.

  • Business Model Development
  • Value Proposition Development
  • Talking to Customers
  • Profit Mastery
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Creating Your Employee Handbook
  • The Importance of Team & Culture
  • Reaping the Benefits of a Good Exit Strategy 
  • Government Contracting as a Growth Strategy
  • International Trade as a Growth Strategy

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Donna Taylor at 512-423-8450 or

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