Business Specialists

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The UH SBDC Network offers free specialized business expertise to help your business navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team of Business Specialists provide business owners with one-on-one virtual sessions in a variety of topics to help you grow and sustain your business. Get help navigating COVID-19 from our team of industry experts in Retail, Branding, Finances, Hospitality, Marketing, Social Media, and more.

How to

Schedule an Appointment

Step 1

Existing Clients

To request an appointment with a SBDC Business Specialist, contact your current SBDC Business Advisor. After an assessment of your business needs, a meeting will be coordinated with the appropriate Specialist for an one-on-one, virtual meeting.

Step 2

New Clients

Find your local SBDC and contact a Business Advisor for an initial advising session. Based on an assessment of your business needs, the Advisor will coordinate a meeting with the appropriate SBDC Business Specialist for an one-on-one virtual session.

Step 3

Meet your Specialist

Your business specialist will email you a video conferencing link for an one-on-one session. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or GoToMeeting. At the time of your session, click the secure link in your email to join the session.

Business Specialists

Shavonnah Schreiber

Shavonnah's expertise includes strategic marketing planning/implementation, brand identity/analysis, social media management, website development, content marketing and more.


Chris Tripoli
Hospitality | Finance

Chris assists hospitality related industries including restaurants, bars, catering companies, food trucks and bakeries on topics relating to budgets, menu development and more.


Julie Gilmer
QuickBooks Training

Julie provides one-on-one QuickBooks training including client assessment and staff training recommendations. Julie also host live QuickBooks webinars.


Rebecca Schultz
Loan Services

Rebecca provides loan underwriting and loan packaging services and can confirm program eligibility based on application review and credit report information.


CJ Petitt
Human Resources

CJ provides assistance with employment, disciplinary, and hiring issues. Her areas of expertise include training, development, benefit/wage benchmarking and more.


SEO Marketing

Optidge is a full-service Houston-based digital marketing agency. Employees Maddie and Batli, provide assistance with SEO, web development and content marketing strategy. Rachael provides assistance with paid search advertising efforts on Google Ads and Microsoft (Bing) Ads


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