Texas Small Business News | February 2018

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Texas Small Business News - February 2018


Welcome to February's edition of Texas Small Business News, a bi-monthly newsletter from the Governor's Office of Small Business Assistance. The Office works to establish the State of Texas as the premier place to start, grow and sustain a business. Thank you for your part in making Texas the No.1 place to do business.

Gov. Abbott Announces $7 Million Microloan Program for Small Businesses Impacted by Harvey

Governor Greg Abbott recently joined representatives from Goldman Sachs, LiftFund, and the Rebuild Texas Fund to announce a new $7 million microloan program for small businesses affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Small Business Rebuild Initiative will provide up to $25,000 loans at a zero percent interest rate for 48 months to small businesses working to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of the hurricane. 

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Texas Business Conferences 2018:
Register Today!

Texas Workforce Commission's Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers sponsors Texas Business Conferences, a series of employment law seminars around the state. This conference is ideal for employers, HR professionals, attorneys, business owners, and anyone who manages employees.

  • San Antonio: March 9 - Omni San Antonio at The Colonnade
  • Denison: April 6 - Hilton Garden Inn Denison/Sherman at The Texoma Event Center
  • The Woodlands: April 19-20 - The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
  • El Paso: May 4 - El Paso Marriott
  • San Angelo: May 11- McNease Convention Center
  • Odessa: June 22- MCM Eleganté Hotel
  • Arlington: July 19-20- Arlington Convention Center     
  • Abilene: July 27- Abilene Convention Center
  • Laredo: August 10 - Laredo Community College
  • Round Rock: August 24 - Austin Marriott North
  • Corpus Christi: September 6-7 - Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
  • Amarillo: September 21- Amarillo Civic Center Complex
  • College Station: September 28 - Hilton College Station and Conference Center





 Spotlight: Texas Small Business Award Winners

The Governor's Small Business Forums recognize top entrepreneurs for their achievements and include individuals and organizations who champion small business in Texas.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 State of Texas Governor's Small Business Award Winners! 

Aqua- Tots Swim Pools
Barracuda Public Relations
Biomedent, Inc 
Big River Brewery, LLC
B12 Consulting 
Best Friends Community Services
Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston
BH Trucks and Trailer Rentals, LLC
C.C. Creations
DFW South Asian Film Festival 
Dot's Rentals & Sales
El Paso Rubber Recycling 
Emergency Management Resources
Freedom Janitorial Services 
HR Onboarding Solutions 
JCM Industries 
Kendra Scott
Mayo Manufacturing 
MTG Engineers & Surveyors 
N-Line Traffic Maintenance 
Next Level Urgent Care, LLC  
Pop - A - Lock
Scarmardo Produce  
Sun Coast Resources
Techstar Group  
Taylor Construction Management
The Kades Corporation  
The Richland Companies 
Tropicana Homes & Tropicana Properties  
Vertical 1 Communications, LLC
903 Brewers

Last year's winners represented the communities of El Paso, Texarkana, Waco, Houston, Dallas, Bryan/College Station, and the Rio Grande Valley.

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Watch 2017 Governor's Small Business Forum Video Recaps

Now available! Subscribe to the official Texas Economic Development YouTube Channel to watch 2017 Governor's Small Business Forum highlights and more.



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