The Midwestern State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a sub center assigned to the Northwest Texas Small Business (NWTSBDC) program. The (SBDC) program consists of over 1000 offices within the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii. The SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The professional staff at the Midwestern State SBDC is highly trained and willing to provide quality service and assistance to business owners and potential entrepreneurs. Training is offered through the SBDC on a scheduled basis and by specific request. Here at MSU SBDC, we keep in mind:
- Our Mantra - Consulting, Training and Research
- Our Vision - The NWTSBDC will be recognized as the provider of choice throughout the Region for business and economic development opportunities.
- Our Mission - to provide consulting, training and research to small business in pursuit of community economic development.
Individual Business Assistance
The MSU SBDC provides One-on-One counseling by trained professionals at no charge for persons planning to start a business as well as those already in business. This counseling can include financial analysis, business plan development, market planning, patents, copyrights, international trade, manufacturing assistance research information, and other matters.Training
Small Business Management training offered through workshops, seminars and classes. Many of these are scheduled on an on-going basis; others are offered on demand and in-house when the need is established. Any business-related topic can be the subject of a workshop if enough interest is shown, and if no similar training is available elsewhere.
The center for government contracting offers assistance in locating and pursuing contracts with government agencies. Assistance is also provided to general contractors and sub contractors in locating bid opportunities. All services include state, local and private bid opportunities. The center provides information to disadvantaged businesses interested in becoming 8a or hub vendors.
Rural Economic Development
Rural economic development is offered through a circuit rider program to interested communities. Training as well as individual counseling is available to anyone in the 11-county service area. See Areas Page
The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center offers an array of business and technical services and related technical assistance to area manufacturers. A representative is available to individuals in the 16-county service area by contacting the Midland-Odessa SBDC.