Houston District Office – August 2022

2022 WBEA Women’s Business Conference

DAY 1: August 10 | 8:30am-4:00pm CDT | IN PERSON
LOCATION: Texas Women’s University – 6700 Fannin Street
DAY 2: August 11 | 8:30am-4:00pm CDT | VIRTUAL
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.

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.

Boots to Business Reboot

Wednesday, August 10-Thursday, August 11 | 8:00am-12:00pm CDT
LOCATION: University of Houston SBDC
1455 West Loop South, Suite B – Houston, TX 77027
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 SBA at 713-773-6531 / [email protected] to confirm class registration.

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! 

Federal Resources Small Businesses
Should Know Series

Join us for this upcoming series to get introduced and connected to federal resources that are available to help your small business start, grow, and expand!

U.S. Census Bureau
Tuesday, August 16 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Tuesday, August 23 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Tuesday, September 6 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

Prepare for Hurricane Season
with SBA Disaster Assistance

Thursday, August 18 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join the SBA Houston District Office and the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance to learn how to prepare and about low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters that may be affected by a natural disaster – such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. Session will include Q&A.

Business Smart Series:
Ready, Set, GO in Business!

This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit-ready. The information is laid out simply in 3 modules:

READY: Basics of Business Startup
Tuesday, August 23 | 11:30am CDT | REGISTER
SET: Essentials of Becoming Credit-Ready
Wednesday, August 24 | 11:30am CDT | REGISTER
GO: Additional Support & Resources
Thursday, August 25 | 11:30am CDT | REGISTER

Small Business Meetup in Richmond

Friday, August 26 | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: The Perfect Latte
7417 West Grand Parkway South #130 – Richmond, TX, 77407
Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the US Small Business Administration Houston District Office, Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center, and SCORE 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.

Meet Your Local Community Navigator Spokes

Thursday, September 15 | 2:30pm CDT | REGISTER
The Community Navigator Pilot Program is an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs often face in accessing the programs they need to recover, grow, or start their businesses. Join us to learn about the local organizations that will be the ‘boots on the ground’ connecting small businesses to critical resources and assistance, including access to capital, contracting/procurement, marketing, operations, business development, exporting, and industry-specific training.

2022 Galveston Women’s Conference

Friday, September 16 | 7:30am-5:00pm CDT | DETAILS
LOCATION: Moody Gardens Convention Center
1 Hope Blvd. – Galveston, TX 77554
Hosted by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Galveston Women’s Conference is a day-long educational event celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit. The conference celebrates, inspires and motivates women to strive for the best in both their personal and professional lives. Attendees will leave feeling energized, inspired and prepared to face life’s challenges and surprises. Don’t forget to visit the SBA Houston exhibit booth to learn how we help small businesses start and grow.

En Sus Marcas, Listos, Adelante en Negocio

Martes, 20 de Septiembre | 9:00am-11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Houston Community College – Southeast
301 N. Drennan St. – Houston, TX 77003
En colaboración con la Cámara de Comercio de Houston East End y Regions Bank. ¿Quiere iniciar o hacer crecer su propia pequeña empresa? Este taller ayudará a los empresarios nuevos y aspirantes a lanzar una idea de negocio y comprender los pasos para construir un negocio que esté listo para el crédito. La información se presenta simplemente en tres módulos, ¡todo en solo un día!

Understanding Your Business Financials

Thursday, August 11 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Houston Center SBDC
(1455 West Loop South – Houston, TX 77027)

Introduction to QuickBooks

Friday, August 12 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

Intellectual Property

Wednesday, August 17 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER

Laws of Exceptional Leadership

Monday, August 22 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

Pricing Successful Proposals
for Government Contracts

Tuesday, August 9 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER

Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?
Download the National Resource Guide HERE
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Questions? Please contact [email protected]