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Texas State SBDC

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.

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
  • Emerging Technology
  • Cash Flow, Financial Analysis
  • Rural Business Development
  • Taxes
  • International Trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Product Development, Engineering
  • 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. Classes range in topic from basic start-up seminars to more advanced business management topics. 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.

  • Requirements and Resources for Start-Ups
  • Using QuickBooks in Your Business
  • Government Contracting
  • Business Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Basic Financial Principles
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing for Small Businesses
  • Federal Income Taxes
  • Using the Internet and Social Media

The Texas State Small Business Development Center is partially funded under  cooperative agreement no. 6-603001-Z-0049-20-TSU by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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