The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, has dissolved its partnership with Lone Star College.

The SBDC will continue to support small businesses in Montgomery and North Harris counties, offering diverse business resources and training. All new client requests and existing client questions should now be referred to the following Centers based upon their county location:

Sam Houston State University SBDC | Montgomery County
Sue Slater: (936) 294-3737

Houston SBDC North Harris County
Jessica Rodriguez: (713) 752-8400

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COVID-19 Updates and Resources


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. Free webinars also available.

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