Sul Ross State University

Small Business Development Center

Sul Ross State University

Small Business Development Center

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Helping Businesses Grow and Succeed

The Sul Ross State University Small Business Development Center assists small business owners and new entrepreneurs by providing no charge, one-on-one business advising, business management workshops and business technical assistance. The SBDC advises business owners in many areas including financial analysis, capital sources, business planning, operations, industry research, international trade, commercial finance, human resources, accounting, competitive market studies, import/export assistance, government contracting opportunities, information technology and economic and business data modeling and analysis.

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Building the Texas Economy

One Business at a Time

Entrepreneurs have access to professional and confidential business advising, a variety of quality training programs, and an extensive referral network at the Small Business Development Center. With the addition of business advisors who live and work in your local community, success is just around the corner! Benefits of contacting your local SBDC include:

No-cost, one-on-one, confidential Business Advising

Low to no-cost Training

Professional referral network

Access to research resources

Lifelong business partners

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“Building The Texas Economy, One Business at a Time”

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

The mission of the Sul Ross State University Small Business Development Center is to foster small business success in the Texas South-West Region. We are a leading economic development network recognized for excellence in service to the small business community.

We build our reputation through integrity, excellence, service and innovation.

Our Service Area

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Advising services are provided at no-cost and advisors can meet with clients at their place of business or at designated meeting places. Advising topics include:

  • Business Startup Planning
  • Writing Business Plans and Loan Proposals
  • Acquiring Permits and Licenses
  • Financial Analysis
  • Finding Business Capital
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Skill Training
  • Record Keeping

Meet Our Alpine Team

Our staff is dedicated to deliver Business Advising & Training to small businesses in Texas South-West region.

Director’s Message

“Helping Small Businesses Start and Grow” is the goal of the SRSU-SBDC. We accomplish this goal by assisting established firms, growth companies, and start-up enterprises meet the challenges in today’s evolving global marketplace. Our primary focus is on delivering business advising and management training to small businesses in our 8 counties in The Big Bend Region.

SRSU-SBDC’s confidential business advising services are provided at no cost to the client by our two certified advisors in our Alpine office. Advising sessions are designed to help clients address start-up issues, marketing, managing a business, business planning, financing, accounting, strategic planning, human resources, taxes, and many other areas. In addition to our business advising services, the SRSU-SBDC offers a diverse range of free to low-cost live seminars and no-cost online training that is accessible 24/7.

We wish you the best of success with your entrepreneurial efforts and appreciate the opportunity to help you along the way! – Elizabeth Peña

Virginia Arredondo
Virginia Arredondo
Senior Business Advisor
Micella Salcido
Business Advisor
Norma Martinez
Training Coordinator

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