UHV SBDC to offer free seminar series for new business owners

The University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center is offering a three-part seminar for new and aspiring small business owners needing to learn the basics of organizing and managing a business.  


“Smart Money for Small Business” is a seminar series developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the U.S. Small Business Administration. It will cover topics such as organization types, time management, tax information and risk management. It also will cover banking services available to small businesses and financial information.

Joe Humphreys

The three classes will be 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 22 and June 5 at the UHV SBDC Victoria office, 3402 N. Ben Wilson St. The seminar series is free to the public and includes a take-home manual. Space is limited, so interested participants are encouraged to register soon.  


UHV SBDC Director Joe Humphreys said the seminar series is perfect for those thinking about starting a business or who already own a small business. The curriculum serves as a foundation for more advanced financial training and technical assistance offered by the center.  


“The seminar covers basics for small businesses succeeding,” he said. “This is a great starting point for those who don’t have formal training or a business background.”  


The UHV SBDC offers assistance on starting, growing and financing a business; contracting opportunities; and recovering from disaster. Most of its services are free to area small business owners in Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties.  


To register for the seminar, email or call 361-485-4485.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Katy Walterscheidt 361-570-4342