UHV Small Business Development Center adds Yorktown to circuit-riding program

Joe Humphreys

The University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center recently added Yorktown to its growing list of communities where it provides monthly on-site business counseling services.

Lisa Barr, UHV SBDC associate director, is coming to Yorktown the fourth Tuesday of each month to assist local entrepreneurs and small business owners with creating strategies for growth and expansion. All of the center’s business services are confidential and offered free of charge.

“Adding a stop in Yorktown to our circuit-riding schedule is a great way to increase our assistance to local businesses,” UHV SBDC Director Joe Humphreys said.

The program is provided in an office at Citizens Bank, 311 E. Main St., in Yorktown. Bank CEO David Styra generously offered to host the monthly event, Humphreys said.

The UHV SBDC is part of a nationwide management assistance program serving the small business community and federal, state and local governments. The center offers counseling, training and technical assistance to existing and start-up businesses in an 11-county area.

To make an appointment for business services or register for a UHV SBDC workshop, call the center at 361-485-4485 or toll free at 877-895-SBDC.

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