Best Small Business Resources in the Lubbock Area

Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Texas has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Lubbock area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Texas.

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Texas Tech SBDC at Lubbock

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2579 South Loop 289, Suite 114
Lubbock, TX 79423


City of Lubbock Library

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Research

Offers Free Service

Accepts Walks In

Description

City of Lubbock Libraries offer members free access to research databases on a variety of topics. Each branch offers meeting rooms and conference rooms that are open to the public and available to rent for a nominal fee.

Restrictions

A library card is required for some services.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1306 9th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401
806-775-2834

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON-WED: 9am - 9pm 

THURS-SAT: 9am - 6pm

SUN: 1pm - 5pm 


Hub City Workspace

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking

Description

This minimalist coworking space has flexible membership options and a mix of collaborative open spaces and private offices. Membership amenities include coffee, printing, and access to a conference room.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1614 Avenue M
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 239-9158

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON-FRI: 8am-5pm

SAT-SUN: Closed


Innovation Hub at Research Park

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Product Development

Offers Free Service

Description

The Hub, as it’s commonly known, is a large university-affiliated facility dedicated to nurturing startups in the Lubbock area. The Hub is a linear progression for startups looking to go from idea to established business. That linear progression is a series of successive programs that take the guesswork out of establishing and maintaining a business. The Hub also offers a coworking space that offers private and collaborative work areas, dedicated lab space, and rapid prototyping equipment for members. Mentoring is also available from dedicated mentors at Innovate Texas Tech Mentor Program (iTTU).

Restrictions

Business/entrepreneur must be located in West Texas

CONTACT INFORMATION:

3911 4th St.
Lubbock, TX 79415
806-742-0024
innovationhub@ttu.edu


Lubbock SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


McDougal Coworking

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking

Description

The McDougal Coworking space offers flexible memberships to a dedicated collaborative working environment. Amenities include meeting rooms, mailboxes, and informal networking. This space was designed to fill a market gap in Lubbock, Texas and to provide comfortable yet professional accommodations for entrepreneurs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

7008 Salem Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79424
806-771-3557
cowork@mcdougalcapital.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON-FRI: 8:00 am- 6:00 pm

SAT-SUN: Closed