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Prairie View A&M University
Small Business Development Center
Hobart Taylor, Sr. Building
Room 1B123A
Prairie View, TX  77446

 

 

 

 

 

  

I want to start a business!

Have you dreamed of owning and operating your own business but don’t know where to start?  Do you have questions on how to turn your dream into a reality?  Prairie View A&M University Small Business Development Center can help answer key questions – the questions that every entrepreneur needs to ask before starting a new venture. 

Some of the services we provide to help you get started include:

  • Workshops & seminars for entrepreneurs on start-up, marketing, business plans, software applications, and more 
  • Business reference library for industry and market research
  • Funding solutions
  • Business loan packaging – eligibility, understanding the process and proposal preparation assistance
  • Help buying an existing business or franchise
  • Access to professional service providers such as attorneys and CPAs
  • Free, confidential and individualized one-on-one consulting  

Before You Start – assess your entrepreneurial readiness. 

Owning, operating and growing a successful business is challenging.  Before you get started you need to assess your motives, your strengths and your weaknesses.  You also need to take a hard look at your personal, managerial, technical and financial qualifications. To see if you're prepared, please take our Business Readiness Assessment.

Business Readiness Assessment Reponses

The First Step – find out if you have what it takes. 

Now, before you invest your time and your money, click here to view our Do You Have What It Takes to Start a Business? FREE, online streaming video.  You will learn a solid Six Point Process for starting a business.  You’ll learn the importance of proper planning and how to avoid common pitfalls.  Viewing the video will take about 45 minutes.  

Also take our other business start-up workshops covering topics that include market research and marketing concepts, forecasting, business structure, and business plan development.

  • Click here to view all available online workshops and seminars.

The Next Step – take advantage of our free, confidential consulting.   

Once you’ve determined that you are ready to get started and have at least a good draft of a solid business plan, the next step is to take advantage of our free, confidential consulting services.  Call today to schedule your appointment with our PVAMU SBDC business consultant at (936) 261-9242 or (936) 261-9243. 

Find Your Local Small Business Development Center in the UH SBDC Network

For the nearest UH Small Business Development Center Network location, click here.