What We Do


For help starting or expanding your business, connect with the Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center (SHSU SBDC).

Counseling -
SHSU SBDC’s professional business consultants help you develop business plans and strategies, identify financing options, prepare loan packages and conduct financial check-ups using ProfitCentsä, a financial analytical software. Our consultants have extensive, practical experience in varied fields including marketing, finance, retail and management. A Spanish speaking consultant is available. Contact us for assistance with your business needs whether you are just starting a business or need to expand your existing business. 

Workshops & Seminars -
SHSU SBDC’s affordable workshops and seminars cover business topics including marketing, finance, management, computers and taxes. Our instructors share their real-world experience with you in our classrooms and state-of-the-art computer lab. Our training seminars are designed to help broaden your business knowledge and improve your skills, whether you are new to entrepreneurship or a seasoned entrepreneur. View our Workshops & Seminars.

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

Business Library -
Whether you are starting, operating, or growing your business in Huntsville and the surrounding areas, our on-site or electronic library resources can help you find the information you need to be successful.  Our business information services also include access to our Network's business library in midtown Houston -- a reference library offering online and print business tools and resources -- and general reference assistance in conducting industry and market research. 

Facility Rental & Customized Training
Rent our state-of-the-art training and meeting facility for your next meeting or workshop. Our main Huntsville location is conveniently and centrally located for your next computer or sales training meeting.  We can also customize training programs and find instructors for your employee training initiatives.  For information on Facility Rental & Customized Training, contact us at SBDCinfo@shsu.edu.