Small Business Development Center Network

Growing Your Business

Nationally, businesses that use the services of the SBDC experience increased sales, faster sales growth and higher job growth rates than average businesses, according to the Association of Small Business Development Centers Network.

Ready to join hundreds of thousands of small businesses who are better educated, more prepared and tapped into a strong network of resources?

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UTPA provides expert counseling to help businesses grow. Business counseling is a free service. All you need to do to get started is complete the Request for Counseling form. We are located at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg with satellite offices in Brownsville, San Benito, and Harlingen and circuit-rides to various chambers of commerce around the Rio Grande Valley. The SBDC is also a component of the UTPA Business Development & Innovation Group with access to other types of services for your convenience.

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

SBDC provides counseling and or training on:

  • Business Growth Planning
  • Business Plan Development
  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing
  • QuickBooks Pro
  • International Trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Government Procurement
  • E-Commerce

And so much more!