Dear Small Business Owner:
The UTRGV SBDC u nderstands you may be facing unprecedented challenges in your business.

To support your efforts in addressing those bumps along the way, the Center invites you to take advantage of upcoming webinars and online modules.
For business-advisement assistance, visit   eCenter Direct   and register to set a virtual appointment with a business advisor. You can also email a request for an appointment to . If you're unable to get online, please call our office at  956.665.7535 . Confidential, bilingual, one-to-one, remote business-advisement is available at no cost.

Stay connected and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information and resources for your small business.

Warmest regards,
"Celebrating over 30 years of service!"
UTRGV SBDC Webinars & Online Modules
Webinar Sessions
The UTRGV SBDC has the following live webinars available in July. Click on session titles for more information and to register!

RSVP required for all sessions. Webinars are subject to changes.
Online Module for Startups & Preventures
If you cannot attend a live webinar, the UTRGV SBDC continues to offer its online module "SBDC Smart Start" for startups and pre-venture clients. This online module, available in English and Spanish, is self-paced and highly recommended before meeting with a business advisor and becoming a client of the center!

*RSVP required. To access this training, owners can email   or call  956.665.7535 .
Online Modules for Existing Businesses
For those in business, or even new to business, the UTRGV SBDC has additional, online training modules that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time, 24/7/365. All sessions are free and self-paced!

The following are some of the topics included in the portal:

  • Buying a Business
  • Finding and Attracting Investors
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Introduction to Pricing 
  • Legal Requirements for Small Business
  • Marketing 101: A Guide to Winning Customers
  • Sales: A Guide for the Small Business Owner
  • Selling Your Business
  • Small Business Employee Recruitment and Retention
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Understanding Your Customer

*Registration required. Access the   SWTXB Training Portal   for online training today!
Partner Webinars
South West Texas Border SBDC Network
The South West Texas Border SBDC Network has 10 field offices (including the UTRGV SBDC) that service a 79-county region.

Check out additional training events by our Network sister centers:

Small Business Recovery Tools
Small Business Resources
UTRGV SBDC Background
The UTRGV SBDC is hosted by  The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ; is a center of the  South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network ; is funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the  U.S. Small Business Administration ; and is an accredited member of  America's SBDC

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance, by calling the UTRGV SBDC at (956) 665-7535. Assistance for the hearing impaired can be attained by calling the TDD line at 1-866-410-5787 or 1-866-327-8877.

At The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the UTRGV SBDC is a center of the  Office of Community Engagement & Economic Development  (CEED), under the  UTRGV Division of Governmental & Community Relations . CEED aims to address issues that impact the long-term welfare of the community through private/public partnership efforts.

In addition to assistance in business development and growth offered by the UTRGV Small Business Development Center, UTRGV Veterans Business Outreach Center, and the UTRGV Procurement Technical Assistance Center, CEED also offers assistance in: training and technical assistance to non-profits; data, research, impact analysis, and maps for private/public entities; and business incubation. For more information on any of these services, please call 956.665.3361, email
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