About the SBDC

Who We Are

We are a government agency with a mission to help small businesses succeed.

Because we receive funding from the federal government and State of Texas, we are able to offer free and low-cost services to our clients. Services include business plan assistance, financial projections, tax information, marketing plans, seminars and workshops, feasibility studies, and research services.

Our office is one of six in the Northwest Texas SBDC Region and we assist clients in the top 25 counties of the Texas Panhandle. Our sister centers in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, and Wichita Falls serve clients throughout the rest of West Texas. Not located in West Texas? No problem! There are over 1,000 SBDC across the nation with one assigned to every area of the U.S. Search online to locate the SBDC nearest you.


What We Do

We help people start and run businesses, and we do this in a lot of ways. We like to sit down with clients, or prospective business owners, and engage in one-on-one consulting sessions. Training, business plan writing, market research, and help with securing a loan are among the key services we provide. Aside from providing legal counsel and doing your taxes, there’s hardly anything we can’t do to help your fledgling business.


How We Work With You

We work primarily on a consulting basis. If you would like to take advantage of our free consulting services you will be asked to do two things:

1. Provide operational information on any existing business you want to discuss, and
2. Fill out a short form which allows America’s SBDC to consider you a client and legally offer you access to all of our no cost, confidential services

Feel free to call us at 817-573-7681 to have a preliminary conversation, or click on the button below to begin registration as a client. The cost associated with consulting is paid for by the Small Business Administration. Our offices are open normal business hours.

817.573.7681 – 105 N. Stockton, Granbury, Texas 76048
325.646.7299 – 600 E. Depot, Brownwood, Texas 76801

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Meet the Team

Randy Burch

Randy Burch

Regional Director

Randy Burch

Regional Director
Randy Burch

CGBP in International Trade, BS in MGMT
Randy has been with the SBDC over 13 years and oversees the 10 county service region. Randy is serves on several boards and enjoys watching his kids in all their sporting activities.

Email: burch@tarleton.edu
Phone: 817-573-7681
Randy Thomas

Randy Thomas

Senior Business Consultant

Randy Thomas

Senior Business Consultant
Randy Thomas

MBA in Finance/MGMT, MPA, IEDC

Randy has over 25 years’ experience as an EDC Director and City Manager. His passion is helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential. In his spare time, he enjoys hitting the greens and driving his corvette.

Email: thomas@tarleton.edu
Phone: 817-573-7681
Amy Wright

Amy Wright

Business Analysts

Amy Wright

Business Analysts
Amy Wright

Amy leads our Brownwood SBDC office. She is a former small business owner, is passionate about helping small businesses. She enjoys running and is at the gym every morning often before 5:00 AM.

Email: awright@tarleton.edu
Phone: 325-646-7299