Small Business Export Webinar

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Houston District Office  -  February 15, 2018

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Small Business Export Webinar


Join the SBA Houston District Office to hear about SBAs Export Loans.  SBA has made it a priority to help small business exporters with several export loans specifically designed to help the business expand into export activities.  You will also learn about SBA STEP Grant. 

SBA created programs to provide lenders with up to a 90 percent guaranty on export loans.

·        Export Express loan - lenders can directly underwrite a loan without getting prior approval from the SBA, which allows you to get capital quickly. Loans are typically approved within 36 hours, and can be up to $500,000.

·        Export Working Capital loan - allow small business owners to apply for loans in advance of finalizing an export sale or contract, giving exporters greater flexibility in negotiating export payment terms. The turnaround time is usually 5-to-10 business days, and can be up to $5M.

·        International Trade loans help small businesses enter international markets and make investments to compete with other importers. These loans offer a combination of fixed asset, working capital financing, and debt refinancing with the SBA’s maximum guaranty of 90 percent on the total loan amount. The maximum loan is $5 million in total financing.

State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

STEP provides financial awards to state and territory governments to help small businesses with export their products.

•STEP helps small businesses: Learn how to export •Participate in foreign trade missions and trade shows • Obtain services to support foreign market entry •Develop websites to attract foreign buyers • Design international marketing products or campaigns

SBA Representatives:   

  • Reginald G. Harley, Regional Trade Finance Manager,  New Orleans, LA
  • Sonia Maldonado, LRS/District International Trade Officer, Houston, TX
  • Mindy Weth Fryer, Texas Department of Agriculture - STEP Grant

When:  Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Time:   9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a. m.

Webinar Access URL:  

 Meeting Number:              888-858-2144

Access Code:                       7709128                                      

For help with AT&T Access contact:  1-800-526-2655

Questions about the Webinar contact: or call 713-773-6554                 

This webinar is FREE!! Join Us!!

SBA offers a variety of programs and services. Understanding how SBA works is the first step towards receiving assistance. Whether you are just getting started or you are an existing business ready to expand, you will learn about our loan programs and how our resource partners, SBDC, PTAC, SCORE, and WBC can help.

Visit the Houston District website calendar for upcoming workshops and events.