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Do you have what it takes to be a SBDC Business Advisor?

We are searching for the right person to assist business owners and prospective business owners in Bowie and Cass Counties. If you are experienced in business principles and operations, and love to help other people achieve their goals, click here and follow the link to apply to become the SBDC Business Advisor in Texarkana. 

Job Description

The Business Advisor for Northeast Texas SBDC will assist the SBDC Director in providing counseling and training services to business clients primarily in Bowie and Cass Counties, with secondary responsibility in Titus, Camp, Franklin and Morris counties. Work includes publicizing the program and its services, developing local contacts, conducting workshops & seminars and one-on-one counseling sessions.  The base of operations will be the SBDC office in Texarkana, Texas.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Director in the creation and implementation of customized business instruction to local businesses
  • Network with local banks, Chambers of Commerce, EDCs, education institutions, elected officials and other partners and stakeholders
  • Provide one-on-one counseling to area small business owners and those wanting to start a small business or self-employment venture
  • Develop methods of publicizing programs to attract clients and support from the community business and industry leaders
  • Assist in conducting, planning, and evaluating program activities
  • Possess and maintain current knowledge of research and trends that affect SBDC and its clients
  • Conduct online research on behalf of SBDC clients and host institutions
  • Possess and maintain skills in business diagnosis, financial management, marketing, business start-up, franchising, and other areas of business operation
  • Possess and maintain presentation skills for effective communication and teaching
  • Maintain a state of mobility and visibility so as to be responsive to clients, organizations, and agencies within the six counties served
  • Design advertising and marketing media and press releases as necessary to promote the services of SBDC
  • Conduct client follow-up meetings to monitor their progress, and to discuss their specific needs
  • Maintain accurate records, develop and implement satisfaction reports for the evaluation of client success
  • Possess and maintain high proficiency in computer technology and business application software
  • Develop and maintain proficiency in office reporting procedures through selective cross-training with the Secretary/Assistant
  • Attend professional training as required by Northeast Texas Community College, the Dallas Region of SBDC and the SBA
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Program Director

Position Characteristics

This position requires extensive knowledge and experience in business operations including marketing, management, personnel, finance and financial management. The advisor must provide advice and counsel, or refer the client to appropriate resources, on all aspects of business and must adapt the style of presentation to the person or audience, whatever the level of sophistication, education, or socio-economic status. Acting under the direct tutelage of the Program Director, the candidate must possess the ability to learn new concepts and effectively communicate them to clients. The position may involve considerable travel within the six county service areas and the advisor must be physically capable of setting up display and demonstration materials.

Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline, or equivalent experience, with demonstrable experience in managing a busines.

Experience in business ownership is preferred.

Experience in business banking, loan applications and SBA programs is a plus.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a proficiency in continued education, attending conferences, workshops, seminars and courses dealing with business issues.

The individual must demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to relate to a wide variety of personality types and educational levels.

Individual must be a self-starter, exhibit an ability to work with minimal supervision, and possess superior problem-solving skills and maintain high visibility in the community.

 

The Northeast Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides confidential business counseling and training to entrepreneurs in Bowie, Cass, Morris, Titus, Camp and Franklin Counties. Any present or prospective business owner is eligible for SBDC management and technical counseling at no charge. Learn more about us...

This partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas, and Northeast Texas Community College provides for one-on-one, confidential consulting at no cost to the client. Numerous workshops and seminars on essential topics are offered at little or no cost.

 

 

Texarkana SBDC operates in partnership with Northeast Texas Community College. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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