UHV small business center changes phone, fax numbers

Area business owners now have a new number to call when they need help.

The University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center has changed its phone number from 361-575-8944 to 361-485-4485. The center’s new fax number is 361-580-5550, but the toll free number remains the same at 877-895-7232 (or 1-877-895-SBDC).

Joe Humphreys
Joe Humphreys

“Although our old phone number still will work for a few more weeks, we want everyone to know about the change and start using the new number,” Interim UHV SBDC Director Joe Humphreys said. “Some technological advances became available to us through UHV, and changing our fax and phone numbers was a necessity. These advances will make us more efficient.”

The center offers assistance on starting, growing and financing a business; contracting opportunities; and recovering from disaster. It also helps new businesses start and existing businesses expand through a combination of consulting and training in areas like market identification, raising capital and developing a business plan. Most of its services are free to area small business owners.

The UHV SBDC has clients in Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria counties.

For information about services offered by the center, call the new phone number, email Humphreys at humpheysj@uhv.eduor visit

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.

Paula Cobler