December 2012 Newsletter

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November 29, 2012

Lower Rio Grande Valley District &

Corpus Christi Branch Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Lender Appreciation Day & Open House

Join us in celebrating our 2012 fiscal year-end  accomplishments & our new office. So please come and celebrate with us.

Date:  December 4, 2012

Time:  10 am - noon

Place:  SBA Harlingen District Office

           2422 E. Tyler Street, Suite E Harlingen, Texas


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BDMIS – The Electronic 8(a) Application

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar to explain the 8(a) Business Development Program’s on-line application process for eligible small businesses.  The 8(a) Business Development program is an agency program to help disadvantaged small businesses gain a foothold in government contracting opportunities.  The seminar will provide information and instruction to help eligible small businesses apply for the 8a program certification.  The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411, Corpus Christi, TX 78408. Seating is limited & the seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext 301 for reservations.


Wednesdays w/ Women at SBA - Woman Owned Small Business Certification Explained

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar to explain the new Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Contracting Program to help women-owned small businesses in targeted industries compete for federal contracts.  The SBA loan program will also be discussed to assist small businesses with access to capital. The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411, Corpus Christi, TX 78408. Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for reservations.


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Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting

Thursday, December 6, 2012

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar to explain federal government contracting opportunities and SBA’s certification programs to help small businesses seeking contracts with the Federal Government.  The seminar will also provide information on various loan programs and local technical assistance from SBA’s resource partners.  The seminar is from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Del Mar College SBDC Northwest, Calallen at 13725 Northwest Blvd, Room 131. Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for reservations.


SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program Explained

Friday, December 7, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar to explain the 8(a) Business Development program eligibility for small businesses seeking federal government contracts.  The 8(a) Business Development Program provides business assistance for small disadvantaged businesses compete in the market place. Prerequisites include at least 2 years in business, a product or service to sell to federal agencies, registration in GSA’s System for Awards Management (SAM) database and a DUNS number.  Eligibility for this certification will be discussed along with information on free technical assistance available from Del Mar College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411, Corpus Christi, TX 78408.Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for reservations.


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SBA Federal HUBZone Contracting Program Explained

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct a FREE seminar to explain the Federal HUBZone Certification Program for small businesses seeking contracts with federal agencies. The seminar will provide information about the program’s eligibility, and the application process.  Information will also be available on PTAC, a local resource providing free counseling to small businesses seeking federal contracts.  The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411, Corpus Christi, TX 78408. Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext 301 for information and reservations.


SBA Loan Eligibility Seminar

Friday, December 14, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) conducts a free seminar for startup or existing small businesses to explain SBA loan programs, and loan eligibility plus information on free technical assistance from SCORE Corpus Christi & Del Mar College Small Business Development Center. The seminar is from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the SBA Office, 3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411, Corpus Christi, TX 78408. Seating is limited & seminar is subject to change. Please call Elizabeth Soliz, Economic Development Specialist at 361-879-0017, Ext. 301 for reservations.

THE BBB AND YOUR BUSINESS

Attention: Small Business Owners*

The U. S. Small Business Administration in cooperation with:

Better Business Bureau invite you to attend this informational workshop on: THE BBB AND YOUR BUSINESS

Learn about:

The benefits of being a member of the Better Business Bureau?

How do I know if a complaint has been filed against my business?

What if I need to file a complaint against another business?

How can the Better Business Bureau assist in resolving disputes?

Now is your chance to get answers from the experts! Come prepared with questions and best of all it’s

FREE!

But hurry and register now because seating is limited!

Friday, December 14, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

SBA Conference Room

2422 E. Tyler Avenue, Suite E.

(Gas Light Center Plaza)

Harlingen, TX 78550

For reservations or for more information, please call Veronica Padilla at (956) 427-8533 ext. 233

Corpus Christi Branch Office Lender Appreciation Day

Join us in celebrating our 2012 fiscal year-end accomplishments!

Date: December 13, 2012

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Location: Corpus Christi Branch Office

3649 Leopard Street, Suite 411

Corpus Christi, Texas 78408