Welcome to the South-West Texas Border SBDCNetwork. Our Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are ready to help take that first step or that next step in your entrepreneurial dreams
Our 10 field centers, 2 specialty centers and multiple rural business advisors bring to you world-class one-on-one confidential business advising services and live business training. All of our certified business advisors are knowledgeable business people with real-world experience and expertise. Many of them have owned their own business, worked at a major financial institutions or have worked in other governmental agencies helping small business owners. Whatever your question or situation, we can help you.
Our Services Include:
The International Trade Center is the premier source of comprehensive trade consulting and market research services in the State of Texas. Their clients receive comprehensive, world-class consulting technical trade assistance provided by an experienced and CGBP credentialed International Business Consultants.
Their services are always 100% confidential, customized and are offered at no cost. Whether your company is just starting its international operations or is an experienced firm looking to expand into new global markets, their team of consultants can provide you with the trade consulting and technical assistance that will help you make better decisions and increase profits.
As a Specialty Center, they can provide assitance to any of our fields centers or rural advisors. So, no matter where you are in our network, we can support your inernational trade plans. Talk to your advisor about increasing your business potenial by buying and selling internationally.
The Internaltional Trade Center has also created SBDCGlobal.com - our safe international trading platform. With their relationships in other contries and their small business networks, we can connect you to small business owners that have placed buy and sell bids on our platform. You too can place your bids to create a safe and profitable business contract.
The SBDC PTAC at the University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to providing advising and training to small business owners wanting to expand their business within federal, state, and local government markets. This center serves as the bridge between public buyer and supplier, bringing knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government. Specialty services include; small business emergency preparedness, human resource management and federal regulation compliance, veteran’s assistance and services, and sustainable business resources.
Startech is San Antonio’s premier center for technology innovation and commercialization. Startech inspires and supports technology and innovation-based business development across the South Texas regional economy. From 2003 through mid-2011, Startech portfolio clients have received more than $260 million in external financing to build their businesses and create jobs. Startech is the South Texas portal for the State of Texas $200 million Emerging Technology Fund.
The Rural Business Program provides advisory consultative solutions to business and community clients to advance business, community and economic development in the rural areas of the 79-county region served by the UTSA Institute for Economic Development and South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. With the increased activity of the Eagle Ford Shale, the demand for RBP services has increased considerably throughout the 24-county oil and gas region.
The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse (SBDCNet) is dedicated to meeting the needs of the 1,100 small business development centers (SBDC) across the United States and its territories by providing timely, relevant research, web-based information and training services to SBDC counsellors and their clients. In partnership with SBDCs nationwide, SBDCNet can produce a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to client’s industry and geographic location.