Business Development Toolkit

The following resources are available to help HUBs grow their business capacity and improve their success in contracting with the governmental entities.

  • Mentor-Protégé Program - The State of Texas Mentor-Protege Program is designed to foster long-term relationships between prime contractors and HUBs. HHSC supports the Mentor-Protege Program and encourage Prime contractors to share their knowledge and expertise.
  • Calendar of Events  – The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts maintain a calendar to promote HUB forums, events, workshops, and conference being held all over the state. Most of these events are free and offer valuable procurement training as well as providing networking opportunities to connect with state agencies and universities, and local and county governments. 
  • HUB Coordinators (statewide list)  provides assistance to HUB businesses in understanding state procurement requirements and providing guidance on accessing procurement opportunities at their respective agency or university. 
  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)  – SBDC advisors provide a wide variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services such as business plan development, financial packaging and lending assistance, disaster recovery assistance, as well as other services to grow a small business. 
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) are a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. PTAC counselors offer access to experts in bid opportunities, contract specifications, procurement histories, and other information necessary to successfully compete for government contracts. 
  • Veteran's Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs) are designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business. 
  • Texas Workforce Commission Skills for Small Business Program provides funding to educate and train small businesses’ employees at local community or technical colleges, or through Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services (TEEX).  
  • SCORE is a nonprofit association of thousands of volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors, advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses owners. 
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may provide information on available loans and grants, small business workshops, advocacy efforts and much more. To learn more about what the Federal SBA can do for your small business, locate the nearest SBA Regional/District Office through the SBA website.
  • The Office of the Governor’s Small Business Office compiled several program options for programs aimed at providing financial assistance to small business. 
  • Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) provides financial grants for new and upgraded equipment aimed at reducing emissions from polluting vehicles and equipment.
  • COVID-19 Small Business Updates and Resources provides up to date information for Texas small businesses.
  • HUB Talk Procurement Series - Learn how the Statewide HUB program plans to help small businesses in this webinar series of HUB-related topics. Guest speakers share information, business development tips, and provide answers to questions to help HUBs.