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SBDC FAQs

What is an SBDC ?

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide free business consulting and affordable training seminars to small and medium-sized business owners and managers. The Blinn College SBDC is a member of the UH-SBDC Network, which serves 32 counties in southeast Texas through its 15 business consulting and training centers. There are SBDC offices throughout the United States.

How can the center help my new business?

The Blinn College SBDC offers affordable training seminars on business topics for start-up and pre-venture entrepreneurs. Our training seminars are designed to help broaden your business knowledge and are focused on business basics that will help you make your business a success.

SBDC consultants meet one-on-one with entrepreneurs, helping assess their business idea and assisting with the creation of a solid business plan, all at no cost to our clients.

My business has been established for some time. How can the center help me?

SBDC consultants help business owners develop strategies, attract customers, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability. Our consultants have extensive, practical experience in varied fields, including marketing, finance, retail and management.

The Blinn College Center offers affordable training seminars taught by instructors who share their practical business experience with you. Business topics include marketing, finance, management, computers, taxes and executive skills enhancement.

The SBDC also offers specialty assistance for entrepreneurs wanting to sell to the government, do business internationally, or commercialize their technology.

Does the center charge for its services?

The SBDC consulting service is free. Our training seminars and workshops are either free or offered for an affordable fee. There is a reasonable charge for printing of business cards and fliers, if you choose to have us do that.