virtual Business Advising

The UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network offers confidential, one-on-one, no cost, professional business advising service to small business entrepreneurs at all of its 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.

COVID-19 Update: To protect the health and safety of our clients and employees, we will offer SBDC business advising services virtually. We will conduct sessions via phone, email, Zoom Conferencing or Skype. 

Please note: If you are an existing client, please contact your current business advisor. If you are a new client, please contact your local SBDC for virtual business advising availability.


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Area of Expertise

Our business advisers have earned advanced degrees in business or management and have extensive practical experience and expertise to help both new and growing businesses design strategies to make better business decisions and reach their business goals.

Our advising expertise focuses on areas that are important to accelerating the business growth, and we are the only full-time, no-cost business advising service for small businesses. We can assist with:

• Business Planning
• Capital Access
• Sales and Marketing
• Accounting Assistance
• Technology Commercialization
• Market Research
• Strategic Planning
• Financial Analysis
• International Trade
• Government Procurement
• Loan Proposals