Small Business

Small Business Development Center

The San Jac Small Business Development Center provides free qualified and confidential advising, tools, resources and information for small businesses and startups to set them on the path to success.

your business is our business

Our assistance includes:

  • Startups
  • Buy or sell a business
  • Business plans
  • Financing and venture capital requirements
  • Accounting/Budget Matters/Cash Flow Management
  • Technology
  • Procurement
  • Business Management
  • Business Expansion
  • Marketing/Feasibility
  • Legal and tax considerations to address with your attorney or CPA
  • Employment issues
  • International trade
  • Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grants from federal agencies

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Quick Question? Quick Answers!

Check out the answers to some frequently asked questions prior to coming in.
Small Business Development Centers provide no cost, confidential counseling, training, and informational tools to support business start-ups and the expansion of existing businesses.
All services are free and confidential.
A business plan is a document that details a company’s goals and how it intends to achieve them.
Generally,  an independent contractor is a person or entity contracted to perform work or services, without supervision or direction, for another person or entity for agreed consideration.
The SBDC can support new and existing businesses.

Three Convenient Locations

With three convenient locations, San Jac's Small Business Development Center serves the communities of East Harris County, Texas, including Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Clear Creek, Pasadena, Sheldon, Pearland, and portions of Humble and Clear Creek.

Small Business Development Center - Deer Park

Economic Alliance - Houston Port Region
203 Ivy Ave.
Deer Park, TX 77536


Small Business Development Center - Houston

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
1201 E NASA Pkwy.
Houston, TX 77058


Small Business Development Center - Pearland

Pearland Chamber of Commerce
6117 Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77587


The San Jacinto College SBDC is a business advising and training center of the Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network. The Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The SBDC program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is headquartered at the University of Houston.

Get in Touch!

Make tomorrow's plans today's business. Give us a call at (281) 485-5214 or email us at
Herbert Hildebrand
Director, Sm Bus Development
(281) 485-5214
Heather Jones
Sr Administrative Assistant
(281) 485-5214
Robert Carlson
Business Advisor, Sm Bus Dev
(281) 485-5214
Mehboob Udawala
Business Advisor, Sm Bus Dev
(281) 485-5214