NSBW 2023

Join Us in Celebrating
2023 National Small Business Week!

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

National Small Business Week
2-Day Virtual Summit

May 2-May 3 | 10:00am-5:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Attend this free, virtual summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners and chat with industry experts! This 2-day, action-packed event will include educational sessions, online business resources, and expert speakers.
Click here to view agenda.

ChallengeHER Houston
Tuesday, May 2 | 8:00am-4:00pm CDT | REGISTER
ChallengeHER works specifically with Women-Owned Small Businesses to assist in leveraging federal awards, learn the federal procurement process, and connect with the right people. With this knowledge, you are much better positioned to grow your business and increase your revenue.
How to Make Your Business Bankable
Tuesday, May 2 | 1:00pm-2:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join the SBA Houston District Office at this financial literacy workshop. Learn about funding options, alternative vs. traditional lending, what to do if a bank declines your application, and technical assistance. 
SBA Awards Luncheon 2023
Wednesday, May 3 | 11:00am-1:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Join SCORE and the SBA Houston District Office in honoring the best small business owners and champions in Houston!
SBA Houston Winners to be Highlighted:
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Brandi Harleaux
Texas Small Business
Peron of the Year

Lyndsey Brantley
Houston District Woman
Business Owner of the Year
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Dr. Bessem Oben & Julius “AJ” Oben
Houston District Minority
Business Owner of the Year
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Shannon Tracy
Houston District Veteran
Business Owner of the Year
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Kaye Boehning
Houston District Rural
Business Owner of the Year
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Nancy Ward
Houston District Innovation
(SBIR/STTR) Recipient of the Year
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Tiffany Williams
Houston District Media
Advocate of the Year
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Adriana Gonzalez
Houston District Community
Partner of the Year
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Michi Bruns Clay
Houston District Community
Partner of the Year
Fifth Ward Access to Capital Series Part I:
How to Write a Lender Ready Business Plan

Thursday, May 4 | 9:30am-11:30am CDT | REGISTER
Receive quick and easy tips for writing your business plan and recommendations from an expert on how to use your plan to focus ideas, identify specific business objectives, chart and manage growth, and most importantly to OBTAIN FUNDING.
Recursos para Financiar su Negocio
y Participar en el Mercado Global

Jueves, 4 de Mayo | 1:00pm-2:00pm CDT | REGISTRARSE
Les invitamos a inscribirse a este programa gratuito para aprender sobre los programas de financimientos de la SBA, los cuales pueden apoyar en cualquier etapa de desarrollo.
Federal Contracting Fridays
Friday, May 5 | 10:00am-11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Hosted By: Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Miguel Ruiz
Session Topic: The 8(a) Business Development Program – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.