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About Us

Jumpstart your success with the UH SBDC.   

The University of Houston Bauer College of Business Small Business Development Center is greater Houston’s best resource for developing and growing businesses. We are one of 15 centers that make up the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network, an extensive regional business assistance program that serves 32 counties in southeast Texas. We are part of the University of Houston, and are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Our mission is to help businesses start, grow, and succeed.

We provide small business expertise.       

Our core service is our no-cost, confidential, one-on-one advising. Our business advisors are highly experienced and knowledgeable. Most have graduate degrees in business and many have been business owners themselves.They work to establish a meaningful relationship with each client, helping them develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales, and improve productivity and profitability.      

We offer opportunities for learning.           

Our workshops and events are affordable, practical, and designed to teach you new skills and strategies that you can put to use right away.  Our instructors come from the business world, and share the latest news and views on the topics you need: sales and marketing, financing, getting certified, cybersecurity, management, social media and more. 

We get results.

Our clients start businesses, create jobs, grow their sales and make an economic impact on their communities. According to our last independent impact study, employment growth for SBDC client businesses was 13% higher than for the average Texas business, and sales growth was 16% higher.

All businesses.  All stages.  We have the tools, resources and connections you need.


Ready to get started?     

Call 713-752-8400 now! 

Not quite ready for a one-on-one session?   

Attend a start-up workshop!