Posted: 8/31/23

TAMIU SBDC Offers Small Business Management Program for Future Business Owners


Norma Rodríguez, TAMIU SBDC director  

Texas A&M International University's Small Business Development Center (TAMIU SBDC) will offer a distinctive program for entrepreneurs who want to start, expand or improve their business beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The Small Business Management Program (SBMP) is a hybrid classroom learning program delivered by business professionals including attorneys, accountants, marketing specialists and certified business consultants. It consists of 10 courses designed to assist business owners network, learn about relevant management issues, and define their company's priorities.

SBMP courses take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is limited seating available. Registration deadline for the upcoming cohort is Sept. 5. Upon completion of the program, a certificate of completion will be issued, and a graduation ceremony will be held.

Topics covered in the courses include Managing Cash Flow, Small Business Tax Duties, Business Innovation, Human Resources and Policies, Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs, Marketing Basics, Anatomy of a Business Plan, and Building your Personal and Business Financial Game Plan.

Norma Rodríguez, TAMIU SBDC director, said participants will not only expand their career potential by enrolling in these courses, but that they will also be exposed to numerous tools provided by SBDC to help individuals improve the effectiveness of their business operations and achieve their goals.

"Many have recognized that becoming a business owner may lead to beneficial outcomes," Rodríguez said, "With so many resources and tools for success available, the only support lacking sometimes is the ideal mentor to help businesses become successful. TAMIU SBDC’s Certified Business Advisors will provide one-on-one professional advising to assist entrepreneurs with the startup or expansion process of their new or existing business."

TAMIU's SBDC assists small businesses in Jim Hogg, Webb, and Zapata counties with no-cost confidential advising services, low-cost to no-cost training and market research.

For more information, contact TAMIU SBDC at 956.326.2827 or visit https://go.tamiu.edu/sbdcshop to register and join the upcoming SBMP cohort.