El Paso Small Business Development Center

El Paso Small Business Development Center The El Paso SBDC serves the counties of El Paso and Hudspeth in far West Texas. The center assists small businesses to get started and expand.

The Small Business Development Center is the largest management and technical assistance program for small businesses in the United States. Enacted by the U. S. Congress in 1980, the program is administered by the U. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is supported by Congressional Appropriations. The program is operated by state governments and hosted by universities and colleges under cooperative agreement. The purpose of the program is to enhance the development of small business enterprises through counseling, technical assistance and training services. Today, there are over 1,100 service centers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. SBDCs offer free help in the following areas: ■Business Start-Up ■Capital Formation ■Business Planning ■Business Analyses ■SBA Financing Programs ■Sales and Marketing ■Financial Forecasting ■Minority Enterprise Certifications ■Government Contracting ■International Trade ■Manufacturing ■Product Development & Commercialization ■Research ■Training El Paso County Community College District became a member of the South West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Regional Network August, 1985. The college district signed a cooperative agreement with the University of Texas at San Antonio and the U. Small Business Administration to serve 8 counties in the Big Bend Region of Texas including El Paso county. In 1992, El Paso Community College in collaboration with Sul Ross State University moved to establish a SBDC satellite office in Alpine, Texas to serve the adjacent rural communities including Van Horn, Pecos, Ft. Stockton, Marathon, Fort Davis, Alpine, Marfa, and Presidio. In 1994, Sul Ross State University arranged to apply for a full service SBDC and became a member of the South West Texas Border SBDC Network. Today, both the El Paso and Sul Ross SBDC service centers serve under the El Paso U. Small Business Administration (SBA) District providing small businesses with business development and training services in their respective service delivery areas. The El Paso SBDC service delivery area consist of El Paso and Hudspeth counties and the office is located at El Paso Community College, Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount Blvd., Suite B520, El Paso, TX 79925.

Mission: The mission of the El Paso SBDC, member center of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network of the University of Texas at San Antonio, is to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity, and improved management for small businesses. The mission is accomplished through activities of counseling, technical assistance, training seminars, and research services.

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Feelin' Fall?
We got ya...we're still here to assist you with your small business.
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Here's a great read from our friends at Constant Contact...on how small businesses are adapting during this timehttps://...
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Here's a great read from our friends at Constant Contact...on how small businesses are adapting during this timehttps://blogs.constantcontact.com/great-examples-of-how-small-businesses-are-adapting-to-covid-19/

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With so many unknowns being thrown at us, it’s wonderful to see how small business owners are not only adapting, but finding creative ways to make social


The staff at the SBDC is still assisting the small business community. Here's a business resiliency guide offered by the ASBDC and Google. A planning guide you need now...means the difference in how quickly—or whether—your business recovers.https://americassbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Business-Resiliency-Guidebook-4-10-2020.pdf://americassbdc.org/wpcontent/uploads/2020/04/Business-Resiliency-Guidebook-4-10-2020.pdf

The SBDC is offering a no-cost webinar to assist business owners and their employees with options to make money during o...
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The SBDC is offering a no-cost webinar to assist business owners and their employees with options to make money during our time at home. Join us tomorrow at 9am for the FreeLance Economy. Information and registration can be found at

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We have all been affected by the current situation; and small businesses everywhere have been impacted. The SBDC staff h...
The latest...

We have all been affected by the current situation; and small businesses everywhere have been impacted. The SBDC staff has been and continues to work with many small businesses (remotely). Navigating through the relief programs can be daunting, contact us and we'll assist you in understanding and sorting through the information needed to get you back on your feet.
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Due to the current public health status in our community, the EPCC Facilities including the SBDC offices are temporarily closed. The SBDC staff is still available and committed to assist you. If you would like to schedule a meeting with an SBDC Business Advisor please follow these steps:
New SBDC Clients:
1. Download the SBA Form 641. Click link to download form: ELPASOSBDC.NET/SERVICES/
2. Complete the form and email to: [email protected] and [email protected]
3. After we receive Form 641, you will receive a call within 48 hours to schedule an appointment with one of our business advisors.
Current SBDC Clients: can request a meeting simply by emailing your business advisor. Email addresses can be found under the “ABOUT” prompt or click here: ELPASOSBDC.NET/ABOUT/


Typically, this special day is celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, online and in-person events. In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact on everyone's lives, especially small businesses, we have decided to focus this fourth annual SBDC Day on how SBDCs can help their local small businesses and clients prepare and persevere in the weeks to come.

We encourage all entrepreneurs and small businesses to check out and bookmark our new "COVID-19 Small Business Resources" webpage. We will continue to add information, resources and opportunities for businesses that will help them keep their business afloat as they navigate through this challenging period. And check out your local SBDCs as well, they are there to help.

SBDC clients need their advisors' expertise now more than ever. For over 40 years SBDCs have been building trust, building communities and advising small businesses through financial crises, natural disasters, and other misfortunes - this year is no different.


The El Paso SBDC is following the current climate and concerns about COVID-19. Our offices are currently closed, we are scheduled to return on Monday, March 23. Should an extended closure occur, our team is ready to help you navigate available resources, answer business questions and be a trusted partner for your business. Despite the impact of COVID-19, rest assured the SBDC is here to help and we value the privilege to be of service.


Remember to SHOP SMALL on Saturday, November 30.


9050 Viscount Blvd Ste B520
El Paso, TX


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