Business & Economic Development CenterBEDC
The Midland College Business & Economic Development Center (BEDC) provides FREE business, credit, and housing counseling, and related classes and workshops. Our mission is to help people increase credit scores, purchase homes, and start or expand businesses.
The BEDC is a collaborative effort between
Midland College and the City of Midland.
Cogdell Learning Center
201 W. Florida Avenue
Midland, TX 79701
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The BEDC provides free business counseling for:
- Preparing a business plan
- Starting a new business
- Purchasing an existing business
- Expanding an existing business
- Financing options
Call the BEDC at (432) 684-4309 to schedule an appointment for free one-on-one business counseling. Print the intake form below, complete, and return it to the BEDC or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BEDC works with individuals and businesses to help them improve their credit through an analysis of their current credit issues and then developing an action plan to correct those issues. We access your tri-merge credit report with FICO scores from all three credit bureaus. The report is a “soft pull” for educational purposes, so it does not lower your credit score. There is a $30.50 fee per credit report, we accept cash or check. If you have a recent credit report, bring it and there will be no cost.
To schedule your free credit counseling, print the BEDC intake form below, complete it, and return it to the BEDC or email to email@example.com.
Our counselors can help you identify any issues that prevent you from qualifying for a home and create a workable plan to correct those issues. We also provide guidance in home budgeting and homeownership readiness. If you would like the BEDC to access a soft pull credit report that does not lower your credit score like a hard pull from a creditor. There is a $30.50 fee per person for your credit report. If you have a recent credit report, bring it and there will be no cost.
To schedule your free housing counseling, print the BEDC intake form below, complete it, and return it to the BEDC with the required documents, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Homebuyer Education Course
Due to COVID-19, until further notice, the in-person class will be replaced with the online version of the class. Register for this online class for the same price as the in-person class! Key "BEDC30" Promo code on this online version of the Homebuyer Education Class and SAVE $69.00.
Class is required by the MCDC, City of Midland and Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation, but not Southeast Tx Housing Finance Corp.
Upon the completion of the course, you will receive a HUD certificate of completion.
- Online Course Fee $99
- Available in English or Spanish
Call (432) 684-4309
Midland College through Ed2Go offers a variety of courses to help you as you plan and build your own business.
Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.
Business Budgeting for Beginners
This course will introduce the different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.
Finance for Non-Finance Personnel
This course will help you understand business environments, financial statements, and strategy so you can make more profitable business and personal financial decisions.
Creating a Successful Business Plan
Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.
Introduction to QuickBooks 2019
This course will introduce you to QuickBooks 2019 and teach you the ins and outs of this widely-used accounting software.
Introduction to QuickBooks Online
Learn to use QuickBooks Online to record income and expenses; enter checks and credit card payments; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; and much more.
Marketing Business on the Internet
Develop and Internet marketing plan for your business that incorporates SEO, advertising, email, social media, and more.
Start Your Own Small Business
Stop dreaming and learn how to start your own successful small business.
Using Social Media in Business
Learn how to use the five most popular social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram to grow and promote your business.
BEDC Videos on YouTube
- BEDC "Start Your Own Business" Workshop
- Business Entrepreneur Lecture: Javier Valles and Nemecio Torres, Cancun Bar & Grill
- Federal Tax Workshop for Small Businesses - English
- Federal Tax Workshop for Small Businesses - Spanish
- Business Entrepreneur Lecture: Richard Steinberg, Owner Bear Claw Knife & Shear
- Business Entrepreneur Lecture: Brian and Laura Sales of Sales Team Realty
- Conferencia de Emprendedor de Negocios: Venzor Brothers Logistics
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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.