Guest instructor Tish



Most up to date Descriptions & registration for all SBDC Classes: here



Alpine Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Lunch Series:
February 21st - Noon
Tourism in the Big Bend
Presenter:  Robert Alvarez, Executive Director, Brewster County Tourism Council & Visit Big Bend

March 7th - 2:00 PM
How to Write a Business Plan
Instructor: Loretta Garcia, Senior Business Advisor, SRSU SBDC 


Not too late to attend the last two classes!

All New 3-Part Customer Service Series - $20 per class

Classes are preregistration only and limited to 20 attendees. 

Instructor: James R. McDonald, PhD – Management & Organizational Consultant
January 31st at 2p
Customer Service Part 1: Components of Customer Service Excellence
February 28th at 2p
Customer Service Part 2: Customer Service Techniques and Practice: In-Person & On-Phone
March 28th at 2p
Customer Service Part 3: Customer Service Challenges & Strategies for Success


Seminars and Workshops

    The Big Bend Region SBDC offers a wide variety of business-oriented seminars and workshops - most of which are free. Up to 25 different subjects are offered annually, many on multiple dates.
     Classes are held on weekday afternoons in Alpine in Room 107 of the Centennial School Bldg, 500 W Ave H. and most recently in Fort Stockton in the conference room of the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce, 1000 Railroad Ave. Trainings are also now being held in Pecos the EDC 119 S. Cedar and Marfa at the Marfa Nationl Bank 301 S. Highland. Check here regularly for program dates and topics.


Free Virtual Online Workshops for
Small Businesses

Master and comprehend important business practices and skills on your computer in the comfort of your home or office. Introduce yourself to the intricacies of marketing and finance, or learn what it takes to start your own business!

- No fees involved! -
- 32 Virtual Workshops! -
- Management Concepts! -
- Real-world Applications! -
- Basic to Advanced Subjects! -

Access Courses Here

Teach at the SBDC

The SRSU SBDC is looking for qualified, talented, and enthusiastic speakers willing to share their business expertise with seasoned entrepreneurs as well as those new to business ownership. If you have the right credentials and enjoy speaking in front of a group submit the form below to see how you can be added to our lineup of business trainers!


Please return application to hharrell@sulross.edu