Starting a Business | Houston Center SBDC

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Houston Center SBDC, 1455 West Loop South, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77027
Add to Cart $39.00

In this information packed session, you will discover the most important elements you need to start and maintain a successful business. You’ll receive ideas, tips, and recommendations from our experts and examine core elements of every successful business including evaluating your idea, ways to identify your target market, sources of funding, plus much more!

Added bonus: All participants will receive Six-Week Start-Up by Rhonda Abrams during the class. Please select the hard copy version or the online e-version during registration. Once the e-version is selected you will not be able to exchange it for the hard copy version. Please note there are a limited number of e-version books. Once the supply is deleted you will automatically receive a hard copy version. 


  • Evaluating your business idea
  • Buying a business or starting from scratch
  • Selecting a business structure
  • Funding your business
  • Basics of business financials and marketing

This class is intended for anyone thinking about starting a business for the first time.


Kim Way, Director, Houston Center SBDC

Guest Speaker:

Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber, Founder & CEO, SNR Creative

It is imperative to add to your approved senders' list to be able to receive event confirmations for SBDC events.

Please Note:

Each person attending an event must have their own account. Multiple people may not register under one account.

The SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment, weather emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. Should a cancellation occur, we will use the email you provided to contact you.

Preregistration is highly recommended. If an event is canceled or postponed and you have not preregistered, we will not be able to contact you.

If you choose to register at the door, you will need your mobile device to complete your registration otherwise you will not be allowed to attend.

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Houston Center SBDC at (713) 752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.