Many startup enterprises are in need of specialized equipment to improve the product and/or develop prototypes. The CBBIC can assist in locating and even negotiating the use and assistance with such specialized equipment. From 3D-printers to the ability to coordinate with TAMU-CC, other universities, area manufacturers, or even to an outside firm this service and assistance gives clients a way to do more without spending on expensive tooling or other startup equipment costs.
  • Specialized Equipment
  • High Speed Internet
  • Physical Security
  • Library & Access
  • Public Access Computers
  • Electricity and Water
  • Janitorial Services
  • HVAC Services
  • Parking Services

The CBBIC offers incubator and accelerator clients office space and access to many shared administrative services at rates that are well below market. Wherever possible, the CBBIC offers tenants space that can be adjusted to meet their changing needs.For the active start-up this service can be the difference that provides an opportunity to more rapid incubation success.
  • Office Space
  • Conference Rooms
  • Lab Facility (Facilitation)
  • Teleconference Rooms
  • Kitchen/Lounge
  • Training Rooms
  • Exhibition Space
  • Co-Working Space

There are many, many business ideas that surround each new product or service at any given time. So which one is the best one to commercialize? This service provides the start-up entrepreneur and the established business with the techniques and expertise to focus on the business ideas that will meet the businesses expectations and objectives.
  • Incubation/Acceleration Programs
  • Business Idea Generation
  • Business/Commercialization Modeling
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Business Planning
  • Marketing Consultation
  • IP Protection Consultation
  • Contract Consultation
  • General Legal Consultation
  • Business Formation Assistance
  • Logistics and Procurement Consultation
  • NetworkCommunity and Design Consultation
  • Accounting Practices Consultation
  • Financial Management Consultation
  • Logo and Graphics Design
  • Promotion/Communication Consultation
  • Vision/Mission/Values Consultation
  • Marketing Planning & Consultation
  • Financial Controls & Collections
  • Resourcing Consultation
  • Benchmarking & Milestone Development
  • Selecting & Staffing Consultation


The Business Service Network is a new service that the Coastal Bend Innovation Center is introducing to our clients. Through this service our clients will be able to set an appointment with one of the experts of the College of Business at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in order to receive assistance, training and further guidance throughout their business development process.

Dr. Kent Byus
Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Chair

Kent Byus is the Chairperson for the Department of Management and Marketing and is a Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from New Mexico State University, an MBA from Texas Tech University, and a BBA from the University of Texas at El Paso. Prior to entering his academic career with Texas A&M University, Dr. Byus enjoyed a successful career in commercial broadcasting. In addition to owning and operating commercial radio stations in Alaska, he maintains ownership interests in small retail and consulting-service businesses, as well as residential and commercial real estate. His research interests include entrepreneurial decision-making, marketing strategy, business planning, business development, and ethics. Dr. Byus is published in several refereed journals including:

  • Advanced Management Journal
  • Entrepreneurial Executive
  • Health Marketing Quarterly
  • Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship
  • Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Journal of Intellectual Capital
  • Journal of Managerial Issues
  • Journal of Non-profit and Public Sector Marketing
  • Oil & Gas Quarterly

Dr. Byus provides consulting in the following business areas:

  • Business Modeling, Planning, and Feasibility Analysis
  • Market Development and Analysis
  • Marketing and Promotional Strategy
  • Rural Business Assessment
  • Sales and Sales Management

Dr. Amir Hormozi
Professor of Operations Management

Amir M. Hormozi is a professor of operations management at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He earned his Ph.D. in operations management from the University of Houston, and is certified as CFPIM at the fellow level by APICS. He has years of experience in training and implementation of manufacturing planning and control systems, and has consulted for a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He frequently speaks at national conferences. Dr. Hormozi is past chair of national remanufacturing group and past president of the Detroit Chapter of APICS. His research interests include operations/manufacturing strategy, project management, and quality and environmental issues. He has published edited volumes and numerous articles.

Dr. Elwin Myers
Associate Professor of Management

Elwin Myers has taught Business Communications and Business Ethics courses at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi since 1988. He served as the proceedings editor for the Society for Advancement of Management's International Conference for nearly 20 years.

Dr. Katherine Smith
Assistant Professor of Marketing

- Dr. Katherine T. Smith received her Doctor of Business Administration degree from Louisiana Tech University.
- She teaches Consumer Behavior and Marketing Principles at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
- Her research interests include digital marketing, mobile marketing, corporate social responsibility, and marketing to Millennials and Digital Natives.
- Dr. Smith has written over 50 research articles appearing in national journals such as Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Consumer Marketing, and Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

Dr. Smith provides consulting in the following business areas:

  • Brand Positioning
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Ad Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Promotions
  • In-Store Marketing
  • Marketing to College Students

To schedule a meeting today please click below to contact Melissa Windle.

  • Fund Raising (SCAN) Network
  • Non-Commercial Loan Network
  • Commercial Loan Network
  • Grant Processing/Writing Network
  • Financial Analysis Network
  • Crowdfunding Consultation
  • Crowdsourcing Network Consultation
  • Business Brokering Network
  • Governmental Program Network
  • Expert Network
  • Coaching Network
  • Mentoring Network
  • Loaned Executive Program
  • UAS Research & Implementation
  • Business Referral Network
  • Facilitator Exchange Network

  • Management Needs Consultation
  • Team Building Consultation
  • Advisory Board Development
  • infrastructure Program Access
  • Strategic Partnering
  • Capital Need Planning
  • Process & Organization Flow Consultation

  • General Business Function Training
  • E-Commerce and Social Media
  • Business School Programs
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Presentation Training
  • Pitch Development & Training
  • Database Development Training
  • Sales Training
  • Customer Relations Management Training
  • Employee Relations Training
  • HR Development Training
  • Compliance Training
  • Other Lunch-N-Learn Topic Sessions
  • Brand Building Programs
  • Entrepreneurial Competency Training