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Business Development Training

The ASU-SBDC provides 80 plus training events each year, most at low or no cost, addressing topics from basic start-up knowledge to technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing, expanding your business, and so much more.

These training events are generally taught in small classes of no more than 20 people allowing for personalized interaction between the SBDC instructor and attendees and providing opportunities to address individual questions.

Topics include:

Online Learning Resources

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Starting a Business?

Learn anytime the basic elements of starting your business with this self-paced course. This course covers the basic steps to starting a business in Texas including how to choose a legal structure, how to find funding for your business and what are the key elements to consider when writing a business plan.

Essentials to Business Startup & Planning


Upcoming events hosted by the Texas South-West SBDC Network

The Texas South-West SBDC network serves 79 counties through 10 SBDC field centers and 4 specialty centers. As a part of this network, you have access to these additional learning opportunities. Some of these events are hosted as live webinars, and some are hosted at various SBDC locations throughout Texas.

Small Business Management Certificate Program

Small Business Management Certificate Program (SBMCP)

Need a more in-depth training experience to you Start your business? The SBMCP was designed to help you manage the intricacies of starting and running your business. This certificate program provides you with the details needed to make the best decisions for your business from the start. It includes topics to help you start, manage, and market your business, geared towards helping you be successful.

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On-Demand Training Webinars

If you missed a recent virtual training event, we may have it recorded to be viewed later on-demand. Not all sessions are recorded due to various reasons.

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No-Fee Online Training

No-fee, online, easy to use, and available 24/7! Take advantage of our online training modules to improve your business acumen. There are many modules to choose from.

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SBA Learning Platform

SBA’s online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners every step of the way.

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Seminar Proposal

The ASU-SBDC is always looking for dynamic presenters to offer seminars to the small business community of San Angelo and the Concho Valley. Please complete the Seminar Proposal Form.


Please contact the training coordinator, at 325-942-2098 or

Refund & Discount Policy
All training event fees are non-refundable except when a training event is canceled or if you cancel by email at least 5 business days prior to the date of the training event. All promotional pieces will advertise the seminar fee with any discounts available. A discount may be given if three or more people from the same company register. For promotional reasons, coupons may be issued for free admission to attend a targeted training event. ASU students may be given a discount or offered free admission (if requested) to attend certain training events. Training events and conference fees are normally waived for speakers, special guests, facilitators, sponsors, and panelists.

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    ASU-SBDC: Funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact ASU-SBDC at ASU Station #10910, San Angelo, Texas, 76909-0910, 325-942-2098. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Small Business Administration.