Who We Are


The SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC is designed to provide small businesses with the practical assistance needed to survive, grow, and prosper. The SBDC program is part of a nationwide system that links the resources of federal, state, and local government to those of colleges, universities, and the private sector to meet the specialized needs of small businesses. Advising and other services are provided by qualified professionals.

Don Proudfoot

Don Proudfoot

SBDC Director

Kay Bookout

Kay Bookout

SBDC Staff Coordinator/Research Assistant

Perry Smith

Perry Smith

Senior Business Development Specialist

Where We Serve

County Service Area

County Service Area

How We Can Help You

In your first meeting, a counselor will make an assessment of your needs and discuss options available to meet those needs. Further discussion and/or on-site visits by the adviser help define your plans and pinpoint a strategy to achieve them.

For your appointment or research request, please download & fill out the required forms below as well as taking the Assessment Survey to save valuable time during your appointment.
Form 641/Counseling Form & Client Agreement
Return forms via email to kboo@tjc.edu, or fax to 903-510-2978.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.