About Us

The Research/Brazos Valley SBDC was established in 1988 to help businesses grow and succeed by providing professional business consulting and training services. Our staff has over 90 years of combined experience as business owners and managers.  We provide free, confidential, one-on-one business consulting services and affordable small business training seminars.  

We are able to offer free consulting services because we are funded nationally as a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and supported locally by the Research Valley Partnership and the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce.  Our experienced consultants act as a sounding board to help work through general startup questions as well as basic management, marketing, financial and operational business issues.  We can help you develop strategies, attract new customers, apply for financing, increase sales and improve productivity and profitability. Since we are a national program with over 1,000 Small Business Development Centers nationwide, we have the resources to connect your business with the tools you need to succeed.

Our mission is to help businesses become established, grow, survive and succeed by providing professional management consulting and training, resulting in a positive economic impact on our service area.

The Research/Brazos Valley SBDC performs its mission by providing the following services for existing businesses and start-up companies:

 For answers to your everyday questions, visit our FAQs page.