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!
Texas-FITT (Federal Innovation and Technology Transfer) program is focused on increasing the participation and award success for innovative entrepreneurs and small technology firms in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The program greatly enhances market commercialization opportunities for new and advanced technologies. SBIR and STTR programs, also known as America’s Seed Fund™, provide approximately $2.5 billion annually through federal agencies with extramural research and development (R&D) programs to support scientific excellence and technological innovation, to build a technologically competitive and stronger national economy.
For more Information: Texas-FITT
The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development would like to personally invite you to the Annual Texas Rural Challenge.
This statewide conference on rural business development is hosted by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Economic Development Council, the Texas Department of Agriculture, USDA—Rural Development, and UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development—SBDC Rural Business Program. In addition, a large number of state and federal agencies, along with private sector partners, will host and participate in this event; the largest of its kind to focus on the challenges facing rural Texans.
This year’s Texas Rural Challenge will feature engaging and accomplished leaders in business and government. The conference will highlight topics and best practices in business and economic development, community development, and rural statewide issues like healthcare and tourism. We have also added the Texas Student Challenge—a business plan competition for college students.
Register at www.texasruralchallenge.org.