SBA District Office Education Calendar| February 2019

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National Small Business Week

NSBW 2019

Are You SBA's Next Winner?

The U.S. Small Business Administration San Antonio District Office is seeking outstanding entrepreneurs and champions of small business to honor during National Small Business Week, May 5 - 11, 2019.

The San Antonio District Office Awards deadline is February 13, 2019

Those categories are:      

  • Entrepreneur Success Award      
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year      
  • Family-Owned Business of the Year      
  • Encore Entrepreneur of the Year      
  • Minority Small Business of the Year      
  • Veteran Small Business of the Year      
  • Women-Owned Business of the Year    
  • Small Business Champion of the Year      
  • Home-Based Business Champion of the Year      
  • Financial Services Champion of the Year      
  • Small Business Media Advocate of the Year

Nominate a Business Today!



Get the knowledge, know-how and networks to advance your business. Enroll in the Emerging Leaders Program to unlock your growth potential. Seize the time to work on your business, not just in it!

This training is for established business owners and is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. The Emerging Leaders Initiative advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:

  • Have annual revenues of at least $250,000
  • Have been in business for at least 3 years
  • Have at least one employee, other than self

Apply today! Fill out the application form below if you are interested in learning more about the Emerging Leaders Initiative. 

Register your interest in the program!

Workshops and Events


Small Business Financing - Access to Capital

Feb 12 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | SBA District Office | RSVP

An SBA Lender Relations Specialist will outline the eligibility criteria at this FREE one hour workshop.

Buy it or Build it - CDC/504 Loan Program

Feb 19 | 11:30 am - 12:45 pm | SBA District Office | RSVP

Loans guaranteed by the SBA range from small to large and can be used for most business purposes, including long-term fixed assets such as  furniture, real estate, machinery, equipment, construction, and remodeling. Learn more at this FREE workshop

NAWBO-SA "Women Taking Care of Business"

Feb 28 | 8:00 am - 2:30 pm | Launch SA | Register Now

Join the SBA District Office at this event featuring workshops such as Financial Markers for you Business Success and Public Speaking"

Understanding Social Media Marketing

Feb 9 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm | SCORE San Antonio | Register Now

Interested in understanding how social media marketing can help your business? 

Starting a Business Successfully

Feb 13 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm | SCORE Austin - Buda, Tx | Register Now

What are the myths and realities of entrepreneurship? This workshop will introduce you to the world of small business and guide you to prepare for being a business owner. With lunch by Capital One Cafe.

Build you Business with Relationship Marketing

Feb 21 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | SCORE Austin | Register Now

Gwendolen will introduce relationship marketing, so you can market yourself in a way that gets you seen and known quickly through real connections with real people.

The Science Behind Play and Profit

Feb 20| 10:30 - 11:30 am | WBC / Launch SA| Register Today

The power of self-care empowers individuals to control their lives and not let it be dictated by emotions and circumstances, and there’s science backing it now! Your ability to play directly impacts your bottom line by thousands of dollars, and Stephanie has a plan to make play work for you.

Empezando un Negocio en SA: Licensias, Permisos y Registros

Feb 21 | 3:00 am - 4:30 pm | WBC / Launch SA | Register Now

Planea abrir un nuevo negocio? Únase al Centro de negocios para mujeres de LiftFund para una presentación que cubrirá los aspectos básicos de las licencias comerciales, los permisos y los requisitos normativos para casi cualquier tipo de operación comercial en San Antonio.

Strategies for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection in International Trade

Feb 28 | 10:00 - 11:30 am | International Trade Center SBDC | Sign Up

Among the most pressing challenges confronting US companies engaging in international markets is securing and protecting their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). In this webinar we will introduce and review International and domestic institutions addressing these challenges and introduce strategies US SME's can employ in confronting them.

Foundation for Success: Inspiring Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs

Feb 13 | 11:30 am | TAMIU SBDC | Sign Up


Getting the Bank to Say Yes to Your Small Business Loan Applications

Feb 20 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | UTSA SBDC | Sign Up

Join us to learn Getting the Bank to Say Yes to Your Small Business Loan Applications..

First Steps to Starting Your Own Business

Feb 20 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | UH Victoria SBDC | Sign Up

Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Come to this workshop and have all your questions answered! The SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business and help answer your start-up questions. If you are considering opening a small business, you want to START SMART! Topics discussed in this workshop include: evaluating your business idea, business legal structure and name, local, state and federal resources & requirements and business start-up costs.

How to Do Business with the Government: Focus on Angelo State University

Feb 28 | 3:00 - 5:30 pm | ASU SBDC | Sign Up

Looking to do business with Angelo State University and other state and federal agencies? Find the Missing Pieces to Your Success! At this training event you will learn how to get started with federal contracts, understanding RFPs, searching for contracts, developing past performance descriptions, costing strategies, forming team relationships, understanding key terms, and much more. If you are interested in doing business with the government soon or even a few years down the line you don't want to miss this informative event!

SA Resource Guide

Small Business Resource magazine is the most complete guide to starting and expanding your business.

You'll find information on counseling, training, capital, contracting, disaster assistance, business advocacy, local directories and more. 


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