Business Advising

Find Your SBDC

The UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network offers free, one-on-one, professional business advising services to business owners and entrepreneurs at our 14 locations throughout Southeast Texas. The SBDC advising staff can assist entrepreneurs and small business owners in various stages of the business life cycle: pre-venture or early stage, startup, expansion, growth and exit.

The UH SBDC Network is committed to helping small business owners optimize their business strategy for long-term success. Clients will meet with advisors to discuss business planning, goals, financing, management, marketing, training, and more, to support the custom needs of your business.


Schedule a Business Advising Session

If you are a new client ready to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with one of our small business advisors, please click below to find your local SBDC. For existing clients, please contact your current advisor for small business help.

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Areas of Expertise

Our small business advisors have extensive, practical experience to help both new and growing businesses design strategies to make better business decisions and reach their business goals. Our no-cost advising services focus on key areas that are essential for business growth and sustainability. We provide small business assistance in many areas:

Bilingual Business Advising

If seeking a Bilingual Business Advisor, please contact your local SBDC and request one of the advisors below.

Rosa M. Perez
Spanish Advising

Rosa helps business owners with the complete process of starting and growing a business. She assists with business planning, finances, international trade, and more.


Maria C. Hall
Spanish Advising

Maria is an experienced business coach and entrepreneur that specializes in sales training, strategic planning, cash flow, marketing, pricing strategy, and management.


Essa Yousafzai
Pashto | Dari | Farsi | Urdu | Hindi Advising

Essa is a multilingual business advisor and junior economist. He assists small business owners with marketing, inventory, personnel, finances, SBA loans, and disaster recovery.



In-Person Events

The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network hosts low-cost, in-person small business training and classes on a variety of topics to help you advance your skills and reach your business goals. See our upcoming events calendar and register today.

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