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Texas State SBDC


Our Austin SBDC office relocated to the Texas State University Round Rock campus on Thursday, September 29, 2017.  We are still in the process of setting up the new office. During this time, phone coverage may be limited. Please email Francisca Arana at or 512-716-4800 for immediate assistance.
Thank you for your patience!

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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
  • 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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