Workshops & Seminars...Live, Local and Online 

At the Research Valley Small Business Development Center we offer you affordable workshops and seminars on a wide variety of business topics including starting your own business, small business & payroll taxes, Schedule C taxes and QuickBooks.  We can help you broaden your business knowledge, whether you are a new entrepreneur or have been in business for years. 

The objective for our training is to assist businesses in solving the multitude of problems they face on a daily basis as well as help them grow their businesses in both sales and profits.  The RV SBDC's objective is also to help future entrepreneurs learn as much as possible about basic business principles before they get started in business.  

Live Local Workshops and Seminars

Our live workshops are taught by professional SBDC consultants or instructors from the business community who share their real world, practical business experience with you.


Q. Can I pay at the door?
A. No, if you have a problem registering on the website call us at 979-260-5222 for assistance.

Q. Do I have to pay for parking?
A. Our parking is FREE and conveniently located in front of our building.

Q. Where are the events held?
A. All events, unless noted, are held at 4001 E. 29th, Bryan, TX 77802

Q. I tried to register but I got a message saying registrations are no longer being accepted.
A. This means the class has reached its capacity. You can call us at 979-260-5222979-260-5222 and ask to be put on a waiting list. If space opens, we will call you.

Q. Can I bring my child if I promise he/she will be quiet?
A. Unfortunately, children under 16 are not permitted in any of our classes.

Q. Can I get a refund if I can't attend the class?
A. If you contact us in writing at least five business days before the event, we will refund your registration fee.

Q. If I can't attend, may I send someone in my place?
A. Yes, as long as you call us in advance to let us know.

Q. Does the RV SBDC ever cancel classes?
A. Occasionally we do have to cancel classes due to low enrollment, weather, power outages, etc. We will contact you using the phone number and email address you provide in the registration process. We make every effort to contact you 24 hours in advance. You will be given your choice of a refund or credit.

Other questions?
Call us at 979-260-5222, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Business Training in Houston at our Regional Center on 2302 Fannin, Suite 200, Houston, TEXAS 77002 

1. Through our affiliation with The University of Houston SBDC we are able to offer an extensive program of small business related training seminars. Access the link below to get a description of these courses, their times, location and how to register.

  • University of Houston Small Business Training

  • Please note all the Business Training in Houston is at our Regional Center on 2302 Fannin, Suite 200, Houston, TEXAS 77002 - NOT here in Bryan/College Station. See LINK below to our local Workshops & Seminars.

    2. Through our affiliation with the Small Business Administration we are pleased to provide the following link to many of their online business training courses. 

    Through our affiliation with the Small Business Administration we are pleased to provide the following online training programs:

    Franchising Basics