Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level.  For more info click here.

Score Houston

Founded in 1964, SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives) is a valuable network of 11,000 volunteers who, through 360 chapters nationwide, offer small business entrepreneurs practical business counseling advice at no charge for the Life of Your Business (from conception to profitable growth).  For more info click here.

UH Small Business Development Center

Whether you’re starting a business, already up and running, or on the path to growth, the University of Houston Small Business Development Center can help you reach your potential!

UH SBDC’s free business advising and affordable training classes give entrepreneurs and business owners the tools they need for success. For more info click here.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions:

Access to Capital (Business Financing)
Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)

For more information click here.

UH PTAC Gulf Coast Network

The UH PTAC provides no-cost confidential education, advice, and recommendations to help you sell your products and services (including construction) to Federal, State, and Local Government.  Our program model is the Three “R”s of Government Contracting – Register, Research, and Respond and it provides a logical series of actions to get you ready to do business with government.  We offer a variety of services such as social and economically-disadvantaged certification assistance, how to locate opportunities, solicitation and offer review assistance, contract pricing, and more.  Visit our website at to submit an application for our services.