The Galveston County SBDC

Clients of the GC SBDC are supported by competent and professional business consultants who provide practical business advice as well as sophisticated analytics to assist the small business owner in increasing sales, improving efficienciencies, and expanding profits. If additional services are needed, the consultant will direct the client to other specialty programs within the network.

Specialty Programs

Sell your products and services to federal, state and local government agencies, pursue international markets, receive free technical engineering assistance, or obtain discounted professional services through our specialty programs.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Interested in selling to federal, state or local government agencies? The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) can help you develop effective marketing techniques and assist you in finding contract opportunities matched to your company’s capabilities. PTAC‘s free consulting and low cost technical assistance is available to businesses in 45 counties between and around the major cities of Houston and Austin in the Southeast Texas area.

International Trade Center (ITC)

Need help identifying business opportunities in foreign markets? The International Trade Center (ITC) guides small and medium-sized companies through the process of entering the international trade arena. ITC also offers low-cost training seminars focused on trade issues and no-cost loan packaging support to help your business obtain export financing.

Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP)

Perhaps your small business is facing a technical challenge and you are unsure where to turn for assistance. SATOP may hold the key. This NASA-funded program provides a small business up to 40 hours of technical support utilizing the resources and engineering expertise of NASA and participating NASA contractors.