The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is open for business.
Each of our small business service centers are available to you during this difficult and unexpected time.
One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference.
Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information, go directly to www.sba.gov/disaster
For COVID-19 small business resources, go to www.americassbdc.org/disaster

About Our Training Programs

Classroom training

At this time all in-person workshops for the UTSA SBDC are cancelled through April 30, 2020. Stay tuned for updates as they become available. Be sure to check out our no-cost online training options below.

Get the information you need to start, grow and manage your business by attending one of our no fee or low-cost workshops geared towards the small business owner’s experience. These seminars 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. Our training topics range from basic start up knowledge to technical financial assistance, strategic planning, leadership, marketing and more.

Download Training Brochure (PDF) | APRIL – JUNE 2020

Online training

Online training that is easy to use, no-cost and available 24/7! Take advantage of our online training modules to improve your business acumen. There are over 29 modules to choose from!

Rural training

Our center service area covers Bexar and its 10 surrounding counties. We partner with organizations throughout these counties to provide training opportunities. By request, our advisors will conduct training at a convenient location for rural areas. Contact us today to find out more!

Teach at the SBDC

The UTSA SBDC is looking for qualified, talented, and enthusiastic trainers willing to share their business expertise with seasoned entrepreneurs as well as those new to business ownership. If you have the right credentials and enjoy speaking in front of a group, download and email the form below to learn more about how you can be added to our lineup of business trainers!

How it works

1. Download the PDF teacher application form below.
2. Fill out the PDF form and include a list of specific topics and detailed outlines/agendas, including time allocations, for each section.
3. Email the form to Mariah Kilbourne at Mariah.Kilbourne@utsa.edu.
4. If you teach a topic that we think would be of interest to our clients, we will invite you to present a mock presentation to some of our staff members, similar to a dress rehearsal or dry run. If we like what we see, we will proceed with scheduling the seminar or workshop.

It’s important to remember that our events are strictly educational and not a forum to sell products, services, books, and/or training programs. One of the reasons our clients come to our events is that they know they will receive the most current information from a group of well-respected and informed instructors. You can see our complete schedule and get an idea of the types of topics we offer by visiting our current training schedule. Thank you for your interest!

Download the teacher application form here