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Empowering the Small Business Community of North East Texas

We’re all about business on all levels. Whether you are an existing business in need of expansion and further development, additional training, research capabilities, or a start-up in need of a business plan and preparation of paperwork for SBA loan lenders in your area, we can help you prepare for this process.

The Tyler SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State of Texas, and Tyler Junior College to provide small businesses with the practical assistance needed to survive, grow, and prosper in our seven county service area of Smith, Wood, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Sabine, and San Augustine.

Take a Class
Start and/or manage your company better
• Small Business Start-up Sessions
• Management Skills Certification
• Certificación Técnico de Negocio

Business Advising
Business plans, projections and loan preparation
Step 1: Fill out Assessment Survey, and Form 641/Client Agreement.
Step 2: You will be contacted by our office to direct you to the appropriate resource

Attend our annual event
Save the Date: Women Entrepreneurs Conference
2014 Emerging Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award Announcement
2014 Emerging Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award Nominee Form

Success Stories
Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Que

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Spring 2014
Small Business Start-up Sessions
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers a FREE monthly class for individuals interested in starting a small business. This class provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to determine if small business ownership is right for them. This class covers the elements required for a good business plan and provides important information needed before meeting with one of our business advisors. A valuable resource book is provided at no cost to the student. These classes are held on Wednesdays as follows:
01/08.....W.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
02/05.....W.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
03/05.....W.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
04/02.....W.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
05/07.....W.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: RTDC 108 (Tyler Junior College West Campus)
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Management Skills Certification
(BUSG1008-Small Business Management Location RTDC Room 134)
Would you like to own a small business? If you answered yes, you are like hundreds of individuals who actually start their own small business in East Texas each year. However, the desire to own your own business and actually make it happen can be a challenging, if not, impossible experience. This is where the Small Business Development Center can help you. The Management Skills Certification Course can be your positive experience as you work to start your small business. This six-week course offers valuable information, taught by accomplished professionals. Past attendees believe the greatest benefit they have received from this course, over and above the information provided, was their opportunity to ask the professionals questions and get on-the-spot answers, which otherwise, might not have been available to them. BUSG101CRN………$99
BUSG1011 CRN 15138 $99 Management Skills Certification includes the following topics:
04/24.....R.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
05/01.....R.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
05/08.....R.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
05/15.....R.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
05/22.....R.....6:00-8:30 p.m.
05/29.....R.....6:00-8:30 P.M
Ubicación: RTDC 134 (Tyler Junior College West Campus)

Annual Event

Tyler SBDC
Save the Date
Tyler Junior College Small Business Development Center
16th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

GABC CrossWalk Conference Center in Tyler, Texas

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Schedule & Guest Speakers for Conference
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This is the East Texas event that professional women will NOT want to miss!
Call for more information: 903-510-2975 • Exhibitors and sponsors welcome.
For Sponsorship Information, contact Kay Bookout at 903-510-2975, or email
For Exhibitor Information, contact Joyce Crawford at 903-570-0364, or email

Success Story:
2013-2014 Small Business Person of the Year Nominee

Tyler SBDC

Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q

Nick and Jen Pencis have owned Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q since 2006 and have expanded the restaurant in sales, square footage, employees, and fame. Stanley's barbecue has been recognized in several culinary publications and has won awards at the Texas Monthly Magazines's All-Star Barbecue competition in Austin, Texas. Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q proudly stands as one of the oldest operating restaurants in Tyler, Texas. Stanley's has been family owned and operated for 50 years and is proud to still be a unique "Mom & Pop" joint in the age of franchised and generic eateries.

What is SCORE?
SCORE stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives. Working together with Tyler SBDC, SCORE offers real world business experience to help you start a business or expand an existing business. SCORE can help you understand what is involved in business ownership and decide if you are ready to start a small business. For more information, please "About Us" under SCORE link below.
Visit East Texas SCORE.