Business Specialists

Find your SBDC

The UH SBDC Network offers no-cost specialized business expertise to small business owners. Our team of Business Specialists provides one-on-one virtual sessions in a variety of topics to help you grow and sustain your business. Get help with 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

Margarey Valdez

Margarey Valdez is passionate about helping small to medium size businesses and organizations compete in a global market by increasing their market reach and improving their productivity. She specializes as a Brand Strategist, Website Designer & Developer, Social Media Manager and Business Consultant. Margarey's services are available in Español.


Jada Harris

Jada Harris is a QuickBooks whisperer and contract management consultant empowering the small business community. Jada's expertise includes QuickBooks Online management, contract management, small business accounting & bookkeeping and more. Jada is a valuable asset to the SBDC program.


Brad Bricker
IT specialist

Brad Bricker is an IT and Cyber Security specialist. He can help business owners create a methodical and proactive plan to support business continuity in the face of a natural disaster or cyber security incident, and review standards that may help save money on business insurance.


Erica McGruder
Human Resources

Erica McGruder is an experienced HR Professional who caters to a diverse range of clients, from startups to established businesses navigating the complexities of HR. Erica brings valuable insights and strategies to create harmonious and thriving workplaces.


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