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Small Business Development Center announces 20th anniversary events

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
September 17, 2010

The Small Business Development Center at Texas State University-San Marcos is celebrating its 20th anniversary with four free training and networking events.

The free training program will focus on tips for writing a compelling and current business plan and offer opportunities to network with lenders, community organizations, and other resource partners who provide funding for business expansion or startups. The events will be held at four locations in the region served by the Texas State SBDC. Registration can be completed online at

Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m.
Round Rock – Texas State University-Round Rock Higher Education Center
1555 University Blvd., Suite 265, Round Rock

Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-noon
San Marcos – San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway, San Marcos

Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m.

Austin – One Highland Center
314 E. Highland Mall Blvd., Austin

Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m.
Bastrop – Bastrop Chamber of Commerce
927 Main Street, Bastrop

The Texas State SBDC provides no-cost counseling services to help small businesses throughout Central Texas during every stage of the business cycle--whether the small businesses are start-up businesses or existing companies that need guidance in developing a business plan and budget, obtaining market research, applying for business loans, or in other areas during critical stages in a company’s growth. The Texas State SBDC also provides low-cost training in all areas of small business management.

“Our clients are looking for experienced professionals and business advice that will help their company obtain funding, increase productivity, and improve profitability,” says Larry Lucero, director of the Texas State SBDC. “By helping companies achieve their goals, we help the local economy and community.”

About the Texas State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Texas State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers confidential business consultation at no charge to existing and start-up small businesses throughout Central Texas. SBDC advisors provide assistance during every phase of the business life cycle, helping small businesses grow and compete in today’s global economy. Improvements resulting from SBDC support of client's activities lead to job creation, investments, and economic growth for communities throughout central Texas.

The SBDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services.

All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance.

For more information, contact F.C. Caranikas at (512) 716-4800 or via email at The SBDC website may be viewed at