Sam Houston State University Small Business Development Center, a business assistance and resource program hosted by the SHSU College of Business Administration, will be expanding its service offerings to all of Montgomery County, effective Aug. 1.

The announcement comes following an announcement that Lone Star College Small Business Development Center will dissolve July 31.

“It has been an honor serving the small-business community in Huntsville and Conroe, Texas," SHSU College of Business Dean Mitchell Muehsam said in the release. "Today, we are honored to announce the expansion of SHSU SBDC services to all of Montgomery County. What we’re most excited about is having more resources to maximize our coverage, building on the model we’ve developed since our doors opened.”

SHSU SBDC is responsible for providing small-business assistance to the counties of San Jacinto, Walker, north Montgomery, Trinity, Madison, Leon and the city of Cleveland. The advising staff assists small-business owners and entrepreneurs in various stages of the business life cycle: pre-venture or early stage, startup, expansion, growth and exit.