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Speaker: Chaz Pitts-Kyser
April 7th


Career Development Center
University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street, Suite S402
Houston, TX 77002


Phone: 713-221-8980
Fax: 713-223-7463


Office Hours:
8 am to 6 pm M-Th
8 am to 5 pm Friday



Career Development Center


Starting a Business


UHD Library Resources
The W.I. Dykes Library has helpful resources for creating business plans, including the online databases and books listed below. Students and alumni should contact the library for access to the resources. The library is located on the 5th floor of the One Main Building.

Business Source Complete
A database of business journals and magazines, company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, and market research reports. (Some full-text)

Anatomy of a Business Plan
A book-length introduction to business plans.

Business Plans Handbook
Sample business plans for a variety of industries and retail businesses.

How to Write a Business Plan
A book-length introduction to business plans.

HR for Small Business
A "how-to" manual for small business entrepreneurs.


Additional Resources

United States Small Business Association
A small business planner, financial assistance, grants, and other services.


United States Small Business Administration : Houston District Office
News and resources for small business owners.


United States Small Business Administration : Sample Business Plans
Sample business plans for a variety of industries and retail businesses.


University of Houston Small Business Development Center


City of Houston One Stop Business Center
Download the "Getting Started" packet for resources and funding.


Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Resource Center
Strategies for small business financing and management.


Minority Business Development Agency
Resources on financing, contracts and certification, and business development.


Texas Business Portal
Learn how to start a business, how to get licenses and permits, find funding, and more.


Micro Mentor
Get help starting, running and growing your business from an experienced business mentor.

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