Provides comprehensive business consulting services to small
business owners on a wide range of topics. Support may be provided
in assigned specialized area or areas.
- Consults with clients throughout the gulf coast region of Texas
at the regional office, sub-center locations or through on-site
- Assists clients in analyzing business strengths and weaknesses
and developing strategies for improvement.
- Assesses client's management and technical education needs and
recommends appropriate training classes.
- Develops and updates specialized training classes and materials
for individual clients or groups; may conduct training seminars or
- Participates in public relations activities; makes speeches and
presentations; serves on various committees, etc.
- Remains informed on changes in laws and regulations applicable
to area of specialization.
- May assist the director with a variety of administrative duties
- May provide specialized support in one of the following areas:
obtaining contracts with federal, state and local governments;
enhancing product commercialization and technology; solicitation of
financial support; entering or expanding into international
- Performs other job-related duties as required.
Additional Job Posting Information:
-This position is headquartered in the Houston SBDC Office in the
-This position is responsible for providing professional business
advising services to pre-venture, early stage and growth
-Individual must have strong interpersonal skills as well as
problem solving, decision making, project management, and time
-The successful candidate must have a clear understanding of
business models to help clients in various stages of their
-Individual will provide comprehensive advising services in areas
such as: financial modeling, financial analysis and budgeting,
capital formation, marketing, market research, business plan
development, strategic planning, human resources, and other
business related areas.
-Initiates and maintains relationships with key stakeholders, to
include SBA and its resource partners, lenders, economic
development organizations, Chambers of Commerce and other community
-This position will focus and assist targeted small businesses in
accessing financing through a local capital partner as well as
other funding sources for business expansion and growth.
-Will market to and work with clients to identify and match their
capital needs often with traditional and non-traditional
-Must be able to work independently. Bilingual in English and
Spanish is preferred.
-Professional experience in a combination of business/economic
development, finance, small business consulting, business
management, banking, and/or small business ownership. MBA or
Master's degree in a related field is preferred.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Excel is
-Frequent travel with the use of a personal vehicle is required.
Out of town travel may be required periodically. The SBDC program
is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas. The
continuation of all SBDC positions are contingent on the
continuation of funding from both the SBA and the State of Texas at
Bachelors and 5 years experience
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical
aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or
the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.
Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,
directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or
an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is
directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a
minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.
Additional Job Posting Information:
-Department is willing to accept education in lieu of
-Department is willing to accept experience in lieu of