U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States.

University of Houston Small Business Development Center Network

The UH SBDC is a business consulting and training center of the University of Houston SBDC Network. The UH SBDC Network serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The UH SBDC Network is a program of the UH CT Bauer College of Business and a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration, funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center

The Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center (SBDC)  works with existing companies to help them grow and compete in today's global economy. The SBDC also works with individuals to assist them with the development of new businesses and their operations. The resulting improvement in business performance leads to job creation, investments, and economic growth.


SCORE (formerly known as Service Corps Of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. The Houston Chapter of SCORE was established in 1965 and has more than 100 volunteers at many locations around the 10-county Houston area.

Google My Business

Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. By verifying and editing your business information, you can both help customers find you and tell them the story of your business.