UTA Community Navigator

Community Navigators strengthen outreach to underserved businesses by partnering with organizations with deep roots in their communities and serve as the ‘boots on the ground’ to connect small businesses to critical resources and assistance.


UTA Community Navigator\’s mission is to connect Texas veteran-owned and military-connected small businesses to critical resources and assistance in efforts to reduce barriers that underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs often face in accessing the programs they need to recover, grow, or start their businesses. 

  • Access to technical assistance- specifically, loan preparation
  • Connect clients with existing SBA resource partners, loan officers and disaster recovery subject matter experts
  • Provide financial literacy tools and resources to bridge the gap between veterans and capital

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans


  • One-on-One Counseling

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
Contact Information
Ashten Simmons
701 S West St
Room 635
Arlington, TX 76019