The services of the SBDC/PTAC are open to anyone who currently owns a business or is interested in starting, growing or exiting a business.
Our business advising services are no cost and confidential. Training workshops, special events, and subscriptions may include a nominal fee to cover the speaker fees, workbooks, handouts, and other materials.
Absolutely, advising is primarily conducted here in the Corpus Christi office, but our advisors are able to meet with you at your place of business. The SBDC advisors work hard to make our services as convenient as possible for our time-strapped business owners, and travel to many of the counties surrounding the Corpus Christi Metropolitan area on a regular basis.
There is no limit to the number of times that an advisor can meet with a client provided that the meetings produce results for the client.
During 2015, the SBDC advisors worked with over 400 clients, and approximately 2,100 people attended the training workshops.
Many workshops are presented at no cost, but others include a nominal fee to cover the speaker fees, workbooks, handouts, and other materials.
No, unfortunately we do not have any grants available, and we are not a lending agency. We do provide assistance with business planning and financing request preparation, and our advisors are here to help you find sources of capital for your business.