About Us

The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network provides business advising, access to training, tools and resources to help small businesses start, grow, expand and succeed. Designated as one of Texas’s top business assistance programs, the SBDC has 14 centers from Lufkin to Lake Jackson that serves 32 counties in southeast Texas. Since 1984, our network has helped construct a regional ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.

We are part of the University of Houston, and are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Mission 

To deliver expert business advice and training to help existing and future business owners start, grow and succeed. 

Vision 

To be the first-choice provider of business advice and training to entrepreneurs and business owners.