The Small Business Development Center provides professional business consulting, training, and research in all areas of business management and finance. Operating as a department of West Texas A&M University, the SBDC focuses on creating new jobs by providing professional assistance primarily to business startups and expansions. Most programs and services are provided at no cost through an arrangement with the Small Business Administration. more
Why Use Us?
We know business. Our staff consultants have real-world experience owning and operating businesses, as well as relevant academic credentials.
Unbiased perspective. Our services and advice are provided from an independent standpoint on a confidential basis. In short, we are not trying to sell you any products or services - our only interest is your success.
Value. Most of the services we provide are paid for by the Small Business Administration, and cost you nothing.
DBAs - Assumed Name Certificates
The SBDC can help you file an Assumed
Name Certificate, otherwise known as a "dba" (Doing Business As) in any of the
26 counties of the Texas panhandle. Forms & Information.
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email newsletter to get advance information on business loans and grants, seminars, and special programs. We don't give your address to anyone else and you can unsubscribe anytime. More information.
Strategic Marketing Initiative
Would you like to have a team of young and enthusiastic marketing students develop your social media marketing strategy? The Small Business Development Center and WT College of Business are collaborating on a new initiative to help local businesses address real-world marketing issues. More information.
Services Start Here
New businesses and existing businesses will take different paths when coming to the SBDC. New business onwers are required to attend an Introduction to Business Ownership workshop before setting up an appointment. Existing business owners can contact us to discuss their needs and set up an appointment. Click the link below to learn more about the requirements and sign up for services. If you only have a quick question, please call 806-372-5151 or use email.
Empowering Entrepreneurs Since 1987, this SBDC
1,301 new businesses
u Created 5,680 new jobs
u Formed $138 MM in new capital
The Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Each center provides confidential, in-depth counseling to small businesses at no charge in order to promote growth and management improvement in the community. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Small Business Administration. All SBDC programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with mental or physical disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. SBA cannot endorse any products, options or services of any external parties or activities. Coop # 0-603001-Z0048-24.