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 Quest for Success!

In this episode, we visit Carne Seca Dona Blanca, an HEB "Texas Quest for Texas Best" Finalist and TAMIU SBDC Success Story. The story of Carne Seca Dona Blanca illustrates not only small business success, but the embodiment of an "SBDC Client for Life". Check it out!

Small Business Living is a weekly program that takes you ‘behind-the-scenes’ of local small businesses in the greater Laredo area. The program highlights small businesses, events, and programs that have partnered with the TAMIU SBDC to either startup or scale-up their efforts.

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.

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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 SBMCP enters its 10th 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.

SBMCP Enrollment & Schedule

Small Business Certificate Program