Look What the Grayson SBDC can do for you…
The Grayson SBDC provides FREE business counseling and FREE or low cost training for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our staff consists of Certified Business Development Specialists as well as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor™. Counseling topics will be customized for each client based on a needs assessment and may include conducting a feasibility study, research related to the proposed business, and help in determining how much money will be required to start and operate the business. This customization may also include demographic information for the geographic area of the proposed business as well as identifying legal registrations, permits, tax issues and certifications needed. Customization at Grayson SBDC can even include business plan development, development of financial projections, record keeping and use of accounting software, and assistance in preparing a loan proposal and application for a business loan.
Clients may find it helpful to attend training classes and seminars on topics such as business start-up basics, writing a business plan, business financial management, record keeping for small businesses, marketing, and personnel issues.
SBDC specialty centers provide assistance in government contracting opportunities, importing and exporting, risk management, technology assistance, and enterprise excellence.
If you plan to start a new business we strongly encourage you to attend our “How to Start a Small Business” class prior to meeting with a counselor. The class is offered FREE of charge at various locations throughout our service area. To locate a class near you call 903-463-8787 or click here to view our training calendar.