Small Business Development Center Network

About Us

Small Business Services

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, The University of Texas-Pan American, 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 consulting  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 plan process and assist them in compiling the necessary information and documents.

Small Business Development Centers do not charge for consulting services and can meet with clients at the center or at the business site.

The SBDC also provides business training  to meet the community's needs. The SBDC holds numerous seminars on business-related topics throughout the year on an incredible array of topics, ranging from pre-business planning to marketing, bookkeeping, accounting, and management. These seminars are designed for new and existing small business owners and managers to acquire the information that they need to make their business more successful.

Seminars are free or reasonably priced to enable all potential participants to attendd.

SBDC Mission

The mission of SBDC is to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and improved management skills for small businesses in the Rio Grande Valley, by providing sound business advice through confidential, professional counseling and business training.

Together, the team has more than 20 years experience in helping companies grow and develop.SBDC understands that small businesses are truly what drive this nations economy.

Staffed by trained and qualified advisors and seasoned management, the Small Business Development Center is "Making Dreams Come True, One Business at a Time."