UH Small Business Development Center

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Small Business Development Ecosystem of Houston
UH Small Business Development Center
Houston SBDC Logo.jpg
Institution Information
Name UH Small Business Development Center
Project Guide to Small Business in Houston
Classification Development Center
Non-Profit Status Yes
Cost $
Development Stage Growth
Minorities no
Women no
Education yes
Certification no
Consulting no
Coworking no
Financing no
Meeting yes
Mentoring no
Networking no
Contact Phone Number (713) 752-8444
Website http://www.sbdc.uh.edu/sbdc/default.asp
Contact E-Mail sbdcmetro@uh.edu
Copyright © 2016 McNair Center. All Rights Reserved.

The University of Houston Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free business consulting and affordable training seminars to small and medium-sized business owners and managers. The UH SBDC is a business consulting and training center of the SBDC Network, which serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas through 14 business consulting and training centers.



UH SBDC’s professional business consultants help you develop business plans and strategies, identify financing options, prepare loan packages and conduct financial check-ups using ProfitCents, a financial analytical software. Their consultants have extensive, practical experience in varied fields including marketing, finance, retail and management. Most have been business owners themselves, many have advanced degrees, and several are bilingual.

Workshops & Seminars

UH SBDC’s workshops and seminars cover business topics including marketing, finance, management, computers, taxes and executive skills enhancement. Their training seminars are designed to be accessible to all stages of development.

Specialty Programs

Sell your products and services to the federal, state and local government agencies, pursue international markets, receive free technical engineering assistance, or obtain discounted professional services through their specialty programs.

Business Library

Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business in the Houston area, the UHSBDC business research librarian can help you find the information you need to be successful. Business information services include access to the UH business library and general reference assistance in conducting industry and market research.


See event calendar featured on UHSBDC website. Seminars and workshops can range from free to $100+.


Some workshops and seminars have age restrictions. (i.e., no participants under the age of 16)