Posted: 8/30/17

TAMIU SBDC Offers Small Business Management Certificate Program October


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Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a certificate program entitled, “Small Business Management Certificate Program,” (SBMCP) for current and future entrepreneurs starting Oct. 4.

Registration begins Sept. 1 and ends Oct. 3. Classes will be held at TAMIU.

The SBMCP Fall 2017 cohort runs from October 2017 to January 2018. This four-month, 10-course certificate program aims to provide critical, foundational knowledge for those interested in opening their own business, or for those that currently have their own business, and are seeking to improve their business operations.

Registration fee is $125. Continuing Education credits are available for an additional fee. For the first time, registration and payment may be completed online by visiting the TAMIU SBDC website at sbdc.tamiu.edu. Online registration and payment will be available starting Sept. 5.

Michael González, TAMIU SBDC director, said that the program is designed for both business owners and those contemplating opening a business in the future.

"This program is for anyone interested in starting their business, but also caters to those current business owners that need to sharpen their skills,” González said, “There are so many times where we have had current business owners attend these courses, update their skills, and then take their local small businesses to new heights."

The TAMIU SBDC aims to provide unparalleled value to the local business community through the SBMCP program, González said.

“Our SBMCP program has an eight-year track record of providing high-value training to our local business community,” he said, “We want to ensure that we provide relevant, practical information that business owners will need to be successful at an affordable cost to our clients.”

Since 2011, the TAMIU SBDC has had a total of 2,961 new clients, and provided 14,364 counseling hours to new and existing businesses. In 2016 alone, some 63,000 businesses in the region were served.

For more information, please contact Michael González, TAMIU SBDC director, at 956.326.2827, email michael.gonzalez@tamiu.edu, or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 321. Additional information is also available on the TAMIU SBDC website at sbdc.tamiu.edu.