What We Do
For help starting or expanding your business, connect with the University of Houston Small Business Development Center.
UH SBDC’s professional business consultants help you develop business plans and strategies, identify financing options, prepare loan packages and conduct financial check-ups using ProfitCents, a financial analytical software. Our consultants have extensive, practical experience in varied fields including marketing, finance, retail and management. Most have been business owners themselves, many have advanced degrees, and several are bilingual. To access start-up assistance, click here. To expand your business, click here.
Workshops & Seminars -
UH SBDC’s affordable workshops and seminars cover business topics including marketing, finance, management, computers, taxes and executive skills enhancement. Our instructors share their real-world experience with you in our state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs. Our training seminars are designed to help broaden your business knowledge and improve your skills, whether you are new to entrepreneurship or a seasoned entrepreneur. To access Workshops & Seminars click here.
Specialty Programs -
Sell your products and services to the federal, state and local government agencies, pursue international markets, receive free technical engineering assistance, or obtain discounted professional services through our specialty programs. To access our Specialty Programs click here.
Business Library -
Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business in the Houston area, our business research librarian can help you find the information you need to be successful. Our business information services include access to our business library -- a comprehensive research and reference library offering extensive online and print business tools and resources -- and general reference assistance in conducting industry and market research. To access our Library Click here.
Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse -
Find business articles and more—all online at http://www.sbdcnet.org/.
Facility Rental & Customized Training –
Rent our state-of-the-art training, meeting and conference facilities for your next meeting or workshop. With our midtown location, we are conveniently and centrally located for all your off-site needs. We can also customize training programs and find instructors for your employee training initiatives. To access Facility Rental & Customized Training, click here.