The TAMIU Small Business Development Center is open for business and available to you during this difficult and unexpected time.
One-on-one confidential consulting will continue to be available through email, phone, or video conference
Traditional classroom-based trainings and events are currently postponed until further notice, but some trainings are available electronically
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For TAMIU Campus Limitations and Guidance, please read Covid19 Campus Guidance

Welcome to the TAMIU SBDC

Business Advising

We provide NO-COST, one-on-one, confidential, professional business advising from our certified business advisors.

The services of the TAMIU SBDC are open to anyone who currently owns a business or is interested in starting a business.


We provide no-cost and low-cost training workshops, conferences, and seminars as well as online training to help sharpen your knowledge on the successful operation of a small business.

Topics include: Market Planning and Research, Financial Analysis, Complying with Government Regulations, Business Planning, Financial Alternatives, Bookkeeping via QuickBooks, and much more!


SBDC Advisors can provide their clients with targeted research assistance through the SBDC National Information Clearinghouse, as well as resources available through TAMIU.

We provide research data and analysis, as well as web-based information that enables SBDC clients to make informed business decisions.

A New Season!

In the first episode of Season 2 of TAMIU SBDC's show, "Small Business Living", we unveil a new show format as we visit Tx. Outer Rim Apiaries. This company rescues and rehabilitates honey bees and then harvests locally sourced honey and beeswax products, all while educating the community on the importance of bee conservation.

Join us for "Small Business Living" Season 2, where the TAMIU SBDC takes you behind the scenes of small business in South Texas to continue to aid in our efforts to "Build the Texas Economy...One Business at a Time!"

You can view our entire library of Small Business Living (SBL) interviews on our YouTube channel by following the link bellow.

SBL Interviews   

TAMIU SBDC is your business resource!

Register for Advising

We have advisors ready to assist you through either the startup or scale-up of your small business at no cost to you.


Learn Online

Strengthen your business knowledge immediately for application in your business startup or scale-up.

Find Courses

Register for Training

We offer low-cost and no-cost training events and workshops year-round to help you to reach your small business goals.


Last 5 Years

Last 5 Years

As the SBMP enters its 11th Anniversary of being the recognized premier program providing foundational knowledge in the startup and scale-up of small businesses, we encourage you to join the hundreds of other successful graduates that have taken their business knowledge to the next level. Completion of this program will enhance your management skills and provide a good foundation for success.

Requirements for Completing the Program:

  • One time non-refundable enrollment fee of $200.00
  • Attend the required classes
  • Complete two on-line courses
  • Attend a goal planning session
  • Attend a midterm review session
  • Pre-register for each course
    Courses can be taken in any order

The TAMIU SBDC’s Certified Business Advisors will provide one-on-one, confidential, professional business advising to assist you with the startup or scale-up of your potential or existing business.

SBMP Enrollment & Schedule

Small Business Certificate Program

Corporate Affiliates’ support makes it possible for us to provide outstanding service to our clients through top-quality business advising and training events, program enhancement initiatives, and professional development opportunities for our staff.

To become a Corporate Affiliate of the TAMIU SDBC, contact (956) 326-2827.

Maroon Level

Gold Level

Silver Level

SB Partner