SMALL BUSINESS in Montgomery County will now have an additional resource to start and grow their businesses. In a press release, Sam Houston State University’s Small Business Development Center announced that it was expanding its services to the county’s residents.
The announcement comes shortly after news that Lone Star College’s Small Business Development Center will be closing in late July.
“It has been an honor to serve the small businesses in Huntsville and Conroe, Texas,” said Dean Mitchell Muehsam of SHSU College of Business. “Today we are honored to announce the expansion of SHSU SBDC services to all of Montgomery County. Most of all, we’re happy to have more resources to maximize our coverage and build on the model we’ve developed since we opened our doors. “
Small Business Development Centers are part of the US Small Business Administration, a federal cabinet-level agency dedicated to small businesses and providing advisory, capital, and contract expertise. Part-funded by the US SBA, SHSU SBDCs are a business advisory and training center for the University of Houston Texas’s Gulf Coast SBDC Network, which serves 32 counties in southeast Texas.
Lone Star College SBDC previously oversaw South Montgomery, but that relationship will dissolve on July 31st. Leon and the City of Cleveland. They provide free one-on-one business advice on all aspects of the business cycle, from initial start-up to day-to-day execution and completion.
“SHSU SBDC has been helping aspiring entrepreneurs realize the American dream of running their own business for nearly 30 years,” said Rhonda Ellisor, director of SHSU SBDC. “We look forward to expanding our services and promoting and strengthening the economic well-being of the county with our extensive experience, tools and available resources.”
The new program is scheduled to start on August 1st. The SHSU SBDC is located at 1 Financial Plaza, Suite 300, Huntsville, TX 77340. The center also has offices at The Woodlands Center, 3380 College Park Dr., The Woodlands.
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