Houston District Office – July 2022

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Scoop up SBA resources for your small business

SBA Resources YOUR Business Needs to Know

Tuesday, July 19 | 12:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Join us to learn how to navigate through all the resources on the NEW and improved SBA Houston website! This discussion will also include an overview of our SBA services, resource partners information, and a brief overview of the SBA Learning Center. Session will include Q&A.


Resources for New Farmers and Ranchers

Thursday, July 21 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Hear from SBA and USDA as they present information about the many opportunities that exist for farmers and ranchers in rural communities to begin a business journey. If already in business, learn how to expand your existing business to build capacity. Topics include: How to access capital, developing business acumen, where to find local technical assistance, and basics of selling to the government.

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Tuesday, July 19 | 2:00pm-3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Veterans, you will hear about programs designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and resource partner referrals.


Boots to Business Reboot

Wednesday, July 20-Thursday, July 21 | 8:30am-12:30pm CDT
LOCATION: Lamar University SBDC – 5091 Rolfe Christopher
(CICE Building, Room 113 A-B) – Beaumont, TX 77705
The 2-Half Day course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active-Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate. REGISTRATION STEPS: To gain access to this class, you must follow this TWO-STEP Process – 1. Register for this exact class through the https://sbavets.force.com/s/ portal. 2. Contact UTRGV VBOC at 956-665-8931 / [email protected] to confirm class registration.

America's Seed Fund Week

America’s Seed Fund Week

Monday, July 18-Friday, July 22 | 12:00pm-3:00pm CDT | REGISTER America’s Seed Fund Week is a collaborative series of events connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies and the organizations that support them to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding – America’s Seed Fund, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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As part of the Small Business Digital Alliance, Fortune 500 companies have provided free tools and resources to help small businesses go digital and grow. Explore resources to help you market your business, set up an online store, get digital coaching and more. 


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Small Business Works 2022:
Navigating Equity in Procurement

Hosted by the General Services Administration
Tuesday, July 26-Wednesday, July 27 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
This two-day virtual event will provide training opportunities for the small business community and Federal acquisition workforce. Join GSA to learn about upcoming federal contracting opportunities and doing business with GSA, while expanding your network at the GSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s National Small Business Training and Matchmaking event.


Small Business Meetup for the Vietnamese Community

Wednesday, July 27 | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Bo Ne Houston
11169 Beechnut Street, Suite L – Houston, TX 77072
Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the US Small Business Administration Houston District Office, Small Business Development Center, SCORE, and East West Bank will be available to answer your questions. Learn how SBA programs and resources can help you succeed!! Session will be informative and allow for networking and Q&A.


Lender Matchmaking
 – Pitch Your Businesses
Financial Needs to SBA-Approved Lenders!  

Wednesday, July 27 | 8:30am-12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
555 Community College Drive (Codwell Hall)
Lending institutions that lend in the Houston District (including traditional lenders, credit unions, microlenders, certified minority development institutions, and CDCs) will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding for small businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to pitch their financing needs to multiple lenders in scheduled, one-on-one 15-minute sessions! Also, meet SBA Houston District Office representatives and engage with SBA’s Resource Partner network who provide free one-on-one business advising.


Houston Programs to Help Your Business Grow

Thursday, July 28 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join us for this panel discussion to learn about the various business development programs throughout Houston that are available to small businesses. Panel will include representatives from: City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity Build Up Houston Program, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Port Houston OpPORTunity U Program, and the University of Houston SURE℠ Program. This session will include Q&A.


Conozca al prestamista

Evento en colaboración con la Camara de Empresarios Latinos Houston
Jueves, 28 de julio | 10:00am-1:00pm CDT | REGISTRARSE
SBDC Houston – 1455 West Loop South, 9th Floor – Houston, TX 77027
Informese de los programas de SBA y de la ayuda a pequeños negocios del Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas (SBDC por sus siglas en inglés). Este evento incluirá reuniones individuales con prestamistas de la SBA para aprender cómo puede prepararse para obtener un préstamo comercial y sobre los varios requisitos de prestamistas locales.


Estructuras Legales para Negocios

Martes, 9 de agosto | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Conozca las diferencias entre las estructuras legales comerciales (LLC, Corporación, etc.) para protegerse a usted y a su empresa. Esta sesión incluirá tiempo para preguntas e información relacionada con recursos gratuitos para obtener más ayuda.


2022 WBEA Women’s Business Conference

August 10-11 | 8:30am-4:00pm CDT | DETAILS & REGISTER
LOCATION: Virtual & Texas Women’s University – 6700 Fannin Street
This Conference provides a platform for brand extension and supplier development while linking women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other women-owned businesses for the primary purpose of increasing opportunity, creating connections and building strong business relationships.


Meet the Lender for Restaurants- Virtual Event

Wednesday, August 10 | 10:00am-11:45am CDT | REGISTER
Are you READY to pursue financing to start or grow your restaurant operation? Meet 3 SBA approved lending representatives who lend to this industry in small break-out sessions. Lenders will discuss how they make loan decisions and steps you can take to mitigate challenges to accessing capital. This virtual event will provide a stepping-stone to building a business banking relationship. Also, meet with SBA Resource Partners who provide business advising at no-cost.


SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Wednesday, August 10 | 1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
CALL-IN (Audio ONLY): 202-765-1264 | ID: 319 644 636#
Does your business have:  Limited financial resources?  No prior bond work experience?  A desire to increase its current bond limits?  This program can help your small business obtain contract, bid, performance, & payment bonds! Hear an overview of the program, benefits, how to find an authorized surety agent, and more!

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Government Certification
Programs A to Z

Wednesday, July 27 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Business Alternatives
for the Entrepreneur

Thursday, July 21 | 10:30am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Barbara Bush Library
(6817 Cypresswood Dr. – Spring, TX 77379)


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Fourth Fridays Small
Business Coffee Chat

Friday, July 22 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER


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How to Establish Your Business
and Improve Business Credit

Monday, August 15 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER



Identifying Who Buys Your Goods and Services in the Federal Government

Thursday, July 21 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the National Resource Guide HERE
Descarga la Guía Nacional de Recursos (en español) AQUÍ

Questions? Please contact [email protected]

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