Start

Ready to start your own business? Great! Before taking on a new client whose business has been in operation for six months or less, we require attendance at one of our free information sessions.

Grow

Do you currently own a business? Whether your business has been open for decades or just a few months, our consultants provide one-on-one assistance in a number of areas to help your business reach its potential. Read More

Train

Want to learn more about starting or operating your business? The SBDC offers both in-person and online training. Attend training sessions that will prepare you to tackle real world tasks!

About Us

America’s Small Business Development Center at Midwestern State University (MSU SBDC) is a part of the Northwest Texas SBDC (NWTSBDC) network. The SBDC program consists of over 1000 offices within the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii and is a partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The professional staff at the MSU SBDC is highly trained and willing to provide quality service and assistance to business owners and potential entrepreneurs. Training is offered through the the SBDC on a scheduled basis and by specific request.

At the MSU SBDC, we keep in mind:

– Our Mantra – Consulting, Training and Research

– Our Vision – The NWTSBDC will be recognized as the provider of choice throughout the Region for business and  economic development opportunities.
– Our Mission – to provide consulting, training and research to small business in pursuit of community economic development.

Economic Impact Since 2010

Capital Formation - $11,268,957
Jobs Created - 801
Businesses Opened - 191
Clients Counseled - 2,244

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Why are we FREE?

America’s Small Business Development Center at Midwestern State University (MSU SBDC) is a part of the Northwest Texas SBDC (NWTSBDC) network. The SBDC program consists of over 1000 offices within the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii and is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The professional staff at the MSU SBDC is highly trained and willing to provide quality service and assistance to business owners and potential entrepreneurs. Training is offered through the the SBDC on a scheduled basis and by specific request.  At the MSU SBDC, we keep in mind:

Consulting services are always offered free of charge and our consultants are prepared to provide small business help for many aspects of your business from advertising to exporting to financing.

Seminars and specialized services are offered at low-cost to attendees and clients and are a great resource for networking with other business owners while brushing up on skills like marketing, copywriting, and human resources.

Upcoming Events

  • Information Session

    Are you new to the world of entrepreneurship? If so, you don’t want to miss out on one of our Information Sessions! By attending, you will have the opportunity to learn about legal structure, business plans, loans, taxes and more! You will even...

    July 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Dillard College of Business Room 133
  • Information Session

    Are you new to the world of entrepreneurship? If so, you don’t want to miss out on one of our Information Sessions! By attending, you will have the opportunity to learn about legal structure, business plans, loans, taxes and more! You will even...

    July 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm at Dillard College of Business Room 133
  • Information Session

    Are you new to the world of entrepreneurship? If so, you don’t want to miss out on one of our Information Sessions! By attending, you will have the opportunity to learn about legal structure, business plans, loans, taxes and more! You will even...

    July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Dillard College of Business Room 133

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FAQs

Where do I get a tax number?

There is more than one kind of tax number so the first thing is to identify what you need one for. You will need a Federal EIN (employer I.D. number) if you will have employees, a business partner other than your spouse, and possibly also to open a business bank account. You can obtain an EIN number at irs.gov. You will need a Texas Sales & Use Tax Permit if you are required to collect sales tax on your products and/or services. That application is completed through the Texas Comptroller’s website at window.state.tx.us/taxpermit.

Am I required to collect sales tax?

In Texas, most products are taxable and some services are taxable. A search of the State Tax Automated Research (STAR) database will help you determine the answer for your business. If you’re unable to locate the answer to your specific question, the Comptroller can be emailed at tax.help@cpa.state.tx.us.

What legal structure am I required to use?

You’re free to choose from any legal structure you like. The most popular in Texas are sole proprietorships, general partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs).

Research

Whether you’re trying to grow your existing business or start a new business, there are many sources of information available to help you make the best decisions possible. The time and expense required to use these databases is cost-prohibitive to all but the largest of firms. So what’s a small business to do? The SBDC has access to some of the most sophisticated research databases available and best of all, the research is provided to SBDC clients FREE OF CHARGE!