University of Houston-Victoria

Small Business Development Center

About Our Training Programs

Small Business Workshops

Get the information you need to start, grow and manage your business by attending one of our no fee or low-cost workshops geared towards the small business owner’s experience. These seminars are generally taught in small classes of no more than 20 people allowing for personalized interaction between the SBDC instructor and attendees and providing opportunities to address individual questions. Our training topics range from basic start up knowledge to technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing and more.

Business training programs and seminars are scheduled throughout the year to provide current and practical information on various business management and operation skills. Nominal fees may be charged for some events.

OnDemand Webinars

Watch one of our webinars on your schedule. Below is a list of previous live webinars hosted by UHV SBDC. Use the link to access the on-demand version of the webinar.

Learn about grant money for small business for people that qualify. Attend this webinar and learn about what types of grant programs are available, how to find them, how to qualify and what are the steps needed to apply. Webinar recording hosted by Texas State SBDC (enroll at no cost).

Small Business Basics

Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Come to this workshop and have all your questions answered! The SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business and help answer your start-up questions.

Small Business Emergency Preparedness

From workplace disruptions to natural and man-made disasters, as a small business owner, you should be ready for anything. Unexpected events can quickly interrupt your business putting you and your employees at risk. If you are not prepared, your business could shut down forever.

Analyzing Financial Statements

Our most interesting workshop on analyzing financial statements for success. What are financial statements and how they provide insight into your business! 

Online Training

Online training that is easy to use, no-cost and available 24/7! Take advantage of our online training modules to improve your business acumen. There are over 29 modules to choose from! 

Rural Training 

We partner with organizations throughout our 11 county service area to provide training opportunities. By request, our advisors will conduct training at a convenient location for rural areas. Contact us today to find out more!


Teach at the SBDC 

The UHV SBDC is looking for qualified, talented, and enthusiastic trainers 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!

You’ll be asked to provide a list of specific topics and detailed outlines/agendas including time allocations for each section. If it is a topic that we think would interest our clients we will invite you to present a mock presentation for some of our staff members, similar to a dress rehearsal or dry run. If we like what we see we will proceed with scheduling the seminar or workshop.

It’s important to remember that our events are strictly educational and not a forum to sell products, services, books, and/or training programs. One of the reasons our clients come to our events is that they know they will receive the most current information from a group of well-respected and informed instructors.


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University of Houston-Victoria SBDC is a proud member of the Texas South-West SBDC Network, is funded in part through the State of Texas and a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is hosted by the University of Houston-Victoria, and accredited nationally by America’s SBDC.