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Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)


The North Texas Small Business Development Center Network, a partnership program of DCCCD and the U.S. Small Business Administration, is headquartered at the Bill J. Priest campus of El Centro College.

The Network’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) serve the needs of established and start-up small businesses in the 49-county region of Northeast and North Central Texas. SBDC services are open to all DCCCD students, staff and constituents.

You can receive counseling and training from an SBDC near you on topics such as:

  • Starting your own business
  • Financing a business
  • Business management
  • Legal issues
  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Tax compliance
  • Record keeping
  • Business accounting
  • Creating a website
  • Selling to the government
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Importing and exporting
  • Developing a drug-free workplace program
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Process management
  • Other subjects of interest to small businesses

Learn more about our services for small businesses.