Starting or growing your business in Texas? Let us help! With over 60 centers strategically located in rural, urban, and suburban communities throughout the Lone Star state, the Texas Small Business Development Center Network has the knowledge, tools and resources you need to succeed. SBDC's experienced and savvy professionals provide confidential business consulting -- at no cost to you -- and affordable training to help you at every stage of your business development. SBDC assistance is customized to your needs, whether you need help putting together a business plan, finding financing, exploring new markets, increasing sales, or improving productivity and profitability.
Visit your local SBDC to meet with an expert business advisor for a hands-on, one-on-one consulting session, or to learn about our wide array of traditional classroom and online training programs geared toward small business owners and managers. We can also leverage our strong relationships with resource partners such as Chambers of Commerce and other community organizations, and arrange to meet with you at one of their convenient office locations. We are eager to work with you to help you meet challenges, explore opportunities, manage growth and plan for a bright future!
The University of Texas Institute for Economic Development's Rural Business Program will host the second annual Texas Rural Challenge conference in San Marcos. The conference will focus on the challenges facing rural Texans. The goal of this event is to spur small business and economic growth in rural communities across Texas by providing leaders with practical and proven approaches to rural development.
This is a state-wide conference hosted by the Governor's Office, Texas Economic Development Council, Texas Department of Agriculture, USDA-Rural Development, Texas Association of Rural Councils and the UTSA Institute for Economic Development-Rural Business Program.