The U.S. Small Business is an independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce
TAMACC was founded 35 years ago by a small group of Hispanic businesspersons interested in increasing business opportunities for themselves and other similar business owners. The association, with headquarters in Austin, Texas acts as the organizational umbrella providing advocacy, technical support, programs, and services to the network of local Hispanic chambers.
SBDC staff provides technical assistance through free, confidential counseling in various business areas such as business planning, financing, management, marketing, advertising, and record keeping.
The business consulting services are conducted by professional counselors, who can evaluate an existing business’s operations, or a startup company’s business plan with fresh, yet experienced eyes. They work closely with clients to develop their business plans and loan proposals. Small Business Development Centers do not charge for their consulting services and can meet with clients at the center or at the business site.
The UTRGV-SBDC staff works closely with clients to develop their business plans and/or loan proposals. They guide start-up and existing business owners through the business plan process and assist them in compiling the necessary information and documents.
LiftFund (previously Accion) is a statewide organization dedicated to providing the essential tools needed to grow a small business: credit and training. Accion Texas makes loans to small business owners with limited access to traditional sources of credit.
McAllen Economic Development Corporation
The McAllen Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is a not-for-profit corporation under contract with the City of McAllen to create jobs by attracting new industry and helping existing companies expand within the city and in Reynosa, MX.
The MEDC team works with prospective industrial clients, handles marketing and public affairs and provides corporate support to existing manufacturing and supplier companies. Industrial clients are individuals who represent companies or industries looking for a site to expand or relocate their plant or service operation. They include the full realm from suppliers to manufacturers.
The Women’s Business Center
The Women’s Business Center is to promote the growth of women-owned business by providing business training and technical assistance, helping with access to credit and capital, and identifying federal contract and trade opportunities.
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is structured organization aimed at developing a business network that would provide the Hispanic community with cohesion and strength. Since its inception, the USHCC has worked towards bringing the issues and concerns of the nation’s almost 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda. Throughout its nearly 30-year history, the Chamber has enjoyed outstanding working relationships with international Heads of State, Members of Congress and the current White House Administration. Through its network of more than 200 local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the USHCC effectively communicates the needs and potential of Hispanic enterprise to the public and private sector. Also, the USHCC hosts key programs every year including the Annual National Convention & Business Expo as well as the Annual Legislative Conference.