About SBDC

The Del Mar College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is proud to be the premiere service provider to small businesses in the Coastal Bend region. By working with hundreds of entrepreneurs every year, the SBDC has a clear perspective of the obstacles small businesses must overcome in order to succeed. Through various outreach efforts, the SBDC is continuously developing and refining advising resources and training workshops to meet the needs of the ever changing local small business community. The assistance and guidance that the SBDC provides can mean the difference between success and failure for your small business.

No-Cost, Confidential Business Advising

If you are a start-up or an existing business, you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge through NO-COST, one-on-one advising with your own business advisor. Our advisors can help you write a business plan, create sales projections, understand financial statements, or even develop new marketing strategies. To sign up to be a client, please click the link below and get started today!

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Government Contracting

Each year, government agencies - Federal, State, and City, spend billions of dollars on a wide variety of goods and services. The Del Mar College APEX Accelerator works diligently to identify these lucrative markets and also assists you with the complicated bidding process.

Counties We Serve

Click on your county below to see real time information about the businesses we have served in the Fiscal Year of 2017.

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Affordable, Hands-On Training

Gain the knowledge needed to make your business excel by attending our training classes. The SBDC offers over 100 no or low-cost seminars each year. These highly effective seminars are designed to help entrepreneurs at every stage of business growth. See our SEMINAR SCHEDULE for more details on upcoming trainings. We also offer a variety of on-demand webinars which you can access at your convenience.

Growing Your Business with the SBDC

Whether you have been in business for two years or twenty years, SBDC GrowSmart™ can align your vision for your business with the steps to get you there. Create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success for years to come. Hear from a local business owner and GrowSmart Graduate below: