Small Business Development Center

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Lee College Service AreaThe Lee College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides businesses with one-on-one consulting and information assistance to foster economic growth in the community.

Working with existing companies and start-up firms, the Lee College SBDC functions in association with the University of Houston, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the area Chambers of Commerce.

VETERANS, LET US SERVE YOU by helping your small business startup, succeed, and grow!
Veteran Resource Workshop
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
This FREE workshop will introduce you to the resources that are available to help you plan or grow your business, learn about federal contracting opportunities, and find financing.  Speakers will include representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Lee College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and local lending institutions. This workshop will also allow for Q&A and be an opportunity to network with other Veteran business owners.

Upcoming Courses:

Excel Beginner
This course introduces you to all the ins and outs of Excel. Learn to enter data, use formula and functions, and create charts and graphs. Also, learn how to expand upon the basic knowledge of Excel. Cost: $39
April 6
May 4

Excel Intermediate
This course will help you learn sorting and filtering, conditional formatting, decision functions, pivot tables, and macros. Cost: $39
Feb. 23
April 13
May 11

Access Beginner
Small business owners are constantly faced with large amounts of data to keep updated on a regular basis. Attend this workshop and learn how to create tables, reports, forms, and other tools to help organize and professionally present your data. Cost: $39
March 23
March 30

Access Intermediate
In this course, students will learn to create Access queries, forms and how to share data with other applications. Participants will also learn to sort and filter data using select queries, perform calculations in a query or a form, import/export, and access data to and from Excel workbooks and Word documents. Cost: $39
March 30

Quickbooks Basic
This introductory level, hands-on class will focus on the basics of Quickbooks Pro 2014 including how to prevent the most common bookkeeping mistakes. Under the supervision of a Quickbooks expert, students will learn about: company set-up with accrual or cash basis, chart of accounts, preferences, items, enter and pay bills, write checks, invoices, deposits, bank reconciliation, reports for profit and loss, and balance sheets. Ample time is provided for question and answer sessions. Cost: $39
May 7

QuickBooks Intermediate
This unique, hands-on class will guide you through the intermediate level of Quickbooks Pro 2014 under the supervision of a Quickbooks expert. This course focuses on some of the more advanced features in Quickbooks Pro 2014, covers the following areas: estimating, inventory and payroll taxes, purchase orders, customizing templates, and modifying reports to meet your specific needs. Cost: $39
May 14

What It Takes To Start A Business
This workshop will take you through the process of how to research your market, determine start-up costs, estimate demand for the product or service, advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship, deciding to have a partner or go it alone, and more! Cost: $49
Feb. 19
April 9

Assessment and Case Management
This course is targeted towards professionals who are looking to enhance skills and knowledge in case management. Exploration of procedures to identify and evaluate an individual’s and/or family’s strengths, weaknesses, problems, and needs to develop an effective plan of action. Topics include oral and written communications essential for screening, assessment, and case management to determine the need for prevention, intervention, and/or referral. Cost: $28
April 11-25

Online Courses:

Click HERE for Computer Technology courses including computer, networking, and web basics.


Celebrate SBDC Day!

America’s SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s) have across the nation in economic development and the small business community. The third annual SBDC Day will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

SBDC Day will unite the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the thousands of clients they service by sharing in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDC’s collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, online and in-person events and more.

In 2018, the Lee College Small Business Development Center achieved goals set by the Texas Gulf Coast Regional SBDC in advising approximately 200 entrepreneurs, which accounted for 11 business starts, 86 jobs created and over $3.6 million in capital investments. The Lee College SBDC also offered a number of business training courses and workshops.

For more information on SBDC Day or services provided by the Lee College SBDC provides, please contact Steve McCorquodale at 281.425.6309.


More information:
Phone: 281.425.6309
Fax: 281.425.6307

909 Decker Dr
Baytown TX 77520

Mon.-Thu.: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.