A Small Business Development Center is designed to provide the business owner with training, counseling, research, and other specialized, technical assistance at over 1,000 locations nationwide. The UTPA SBDC program is a cooperative effort by the private sector, educational community, and the public sector. It enhances economic development by providing small business with management and technical assistance.
The Veterans Business Outreach Center is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide technical assistance for veterans and reservists who want to start or expand a small business. The UTPA VBOC provides business training, counseling, technical assistance, and mentoring to veterans, reservist, National Guard, and active duty business owners and start-up candidates in the Southwest Central region of the United States of America.