Resources and Counseling

Resources and Counseling

Business Counseling

Lone Star College Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center in partnership with the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce provides personalized management consulting services for existing businesses and for individuals interested in starting new businesses.  Our team of experienced consultants, all of whom are prior business owners themselves, will work with you to develop strategies to grow your existing business or to get your new venture off to the best possible start. SBDC consultants help business owners increase sales, reduce operating costs, create business plans, and improve bottom line performance.  We also have the ability to work with you to improve website design, create and implement social media strategies, conduct market research, and optimize manufacturing processes.

For more information, visit our website at

To request services from the SBDC, please contact us by email at or by phone at 832-813-6674.

The SBDC receives funding and support from the Small Business Administration, the University of Houston, and the Lone Star College System , which allows us to provide our services at little or no cost to the client.

SCORE –  The Lake Houston Area Chamber is a partner with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Because SCORE’s work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to their network of 13,000+ volunteers, they’re able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost. To set up an appointment, contact The Lake Houston Area Chamber at 281-446-2128.


Business Start-Up & Resource Guide

Business Start-Up & Resource Guide

Small Business Links & Resources

Lake Houston Economic Development Partnership U.S. Small Business Administration Workforce Solutions – Humble Texas Wide Open for Business SCORE Office of the Governor Small Business Assistance Houston Minority Supplier Development Council Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance

City of Humble Business Resource Links

City of Humble Business Permits

City of Houston Business Resource Links

City of Houston One Stop Business Center Houston Permitting Center Hire Houston First Mayor’s Office of Business Opportunity

Harris County Business Resource Links

Harris County Business License

Airport – Business Resource Links

Bush Intercontinental Airport Business Opportunities Houston Airport System Office of Business Opportunity

Port of Houston Business Resource Links

Port of Houston Small Business Development

Funding Sources

Banks Houston Angel Network Texas Emerging Technology Fund Texas Enterprise Fund – Office of the Governor Texas Wide Open For Business Financing Links