Welcome to the TAMIU SBDC

The TAMIU SBDC is a part of a regional network of SBDCs throughout the South-West Texas Border Network.


The TAMIU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides consulting and technical assistance to the small business community. Our goal is simple — to help small businesses start and grow. The SBDC supports the growth and development of the tri-county (Jim Hogg, Webb, and Zapata) economy by assisting in job creation, economic diversification, and business expansion

We offer professional, no-cost confidential one-on-one advising to business owners looking to start or expand their business. The center provides management advising in a variety of areas including accounting, financing and loan packaging, capital acquisition, business planning, marketing, human resources, economic development, strategic planning, and financial analysis.

Our Services

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One-On-One Business Advising

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Low-To-No Cost Training

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Research & Data Analysis

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Small Business Management Program

The TAMIU SBDC developed the Small Business Management Program to help meet the needs of current small business owners and aspiring small business owners. With flexible morning and evening VIRTUAL sessions available, this interactive program will help participants build essential business skills and knowledge on how to run a successful business. Completion of this program will enhance your management skills and provide a good foundation for success. In addition to the 10-course series and one online course, TAMIU SBDC’s Certified Business Advisors will guide you through the program via a goal planning session. 


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Training & Events





Cakes of Glory

Gloria Guerra is a fourth-generation baker who makes unique cakes with a taste of heaven.  Gloria and Isacc started a home-based bakery in 2013 and, in 2019, expanded to a storefront location. 

Lolitas Bistro

Lolitas Bistro opened its doors in September 2012. Chef Maita’s passion for food and hospitality inspired the idea of creating a restaurant that offers a unique and casual fine-dining experience with fresh quality ingredients in every dish.   With much dedication and hard work, Lolitas Bistro has become a premier restaurant in Laredo, Texas.

Times Square Optical

"Trying to find a loan was overwhelming. With my advisor’s help, I was able to get a great working capital loan. In addition, my advisor Angelo Piccirillo helped me tremendously in finding the right location for my business."

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Small Business Development Center



Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Room 321

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041


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