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I want to grow my business!

I want to grow my business!



Once your business is up and running, you may discover that successful future growth is more of a challenge than you thought it would be.  The issues you now face require more sophisticated research, complex analysis and strategic planning.

The University of Houston Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center can help your established business with expansion efforts, whether you want to identify new markets, obtain capital for growth, or develop innovative strategies.

Do you want to tap into new markets?   Click here to find out about government procurement opportunities.  To learn how to do business in the global marketplace, click here.

Do you need expansion capital?  To find out if you’re ready to obtain a loan for your business, click here.

Do you need help with strategic planning? Click here to find out how to write or update your business plan.

Do you need targeted training for you or your employees?  Our training workshops and programs cover topics from developing a marketing plan for growth to conducting business internationally.

  • Click here to view all of the upcoming University of Houston Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center workshops and seminars offered for free or at low-cost.
  • Click here to view all available online workshops and seminars.

Do you need face-to-face guidance and advice?  To take advantage of our free, confidential, customized consulting services, contact us now.  Click here to request an appointment with a consultant to discuss your future growth needs.  A consultant will contact you within 3-5 business days.



Marco Ruiz

Marco R. Ruiz joined the University of Houston’s Ft. Bend Small Business Development Center in February of 2008 with the sole purpose to promote economic development in the Rosenberg-Richmond and surrounding areas of Fort Bend County area through community involvement, assisting existing business and aspiring entrepreneurs in the areas including but not limited to marketing, cash flow management and business development.

With 14 years progressive experience in the Capital and Equity Markets, Mr. Ruiz has managed client relationships with small businesses, municipalities and school districts. This experience has allowed him to provide many of his past and current clients a comprehensive understanding of the business cycles which ranges from operational, management and a marketing aspect. Lastly, Mr. Ruiz holds a Bachelorette of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from our Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.