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Take advantage of current Low Interest rates to EXPAND Your Small Business

Lender Match connects small businesses with SBA-approved lenders. Get matched at sba.gov/lendermatch.

 

Loans guaranteed by the SBA range from small to large and can be used for most business purposes, including long-term fixed assets and operating capital. Some loan programs set restrictions on how you can use the funds, so check with an SBA-approved lender when requesting a loan. Your lender can match you with the right loan for your business needs.

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August is government contracting month for veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses.

Government Contracting Month

America’s 30 million Small Businesses are the engines of our economy, creating jobs and making our neighborhoods vibrant places to live and work. This week, the SBA celebrates 66 years of helping small businesses start, grow, expand and recover→ http://ow.ly/d6Rb50vfCA9 #VetBiz


Upcoming Events:     

Aug 29: Contract and Surety Bond Webinar: The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business obtain contract, bid, performance, & payment bonds! Does your business have… Limited Financial Resources? No Prior Bonded Work Experience? Trouble Bonding as a Startup? A Desire to Increase its Current Bond Limits? Join SBA for a webinar to learn about this program! Presented by Tamara E. Murray, Underwriting Marketing Specialist. Access webinar up to 10 minutes prior to start time. Click or copy & paste access link into browser to attend. Instructions for connecting to audio will be presented on screen. JOIN SKYPE MEETING: https://meet.lync.com/sba123/temurray/8RCLCLNV (Conference ID 14588822) or JOIN BY PHONE: 202-765-1264 (Conference ID 14588822)

Sep 5: Disaster Preparedness Workshop: Disaster can strike at any time; being prepared is the key to recovering quickly. This workshop will focus on succeeding at Business Continuity after a disaster by preparing BEFORE the disaster strikes. Participants will receive information, tools and resources that are available to help businesses and communities rebound quickly to get back to business. SBA will discuss how to access SBA's Disaster Loan Program and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) office will discuss creating a business continuity plan in the event of a disaster.

Sep 6: Small Business Import Export Summit: Join Commissioner Adrian Garcia for the Inaugural Small Business Import & Export Summit.Experts will share their insights on the regional and global market outlook, provide a basic guide to importing/exporting, and guidance on how to obtain financial assistance.

Sep 10: Small Business Mentor Matchmaking: Aspiring and current business owners will meet one-on-one with mentors and advisors from SCORE, SBDCs (Small Business Developments Centers), and the WBC (Women’s Business Center) in 20 minute sessions. If you need help with your business plan, marketing, permitting, accounting, legal, or general business advice this is the event for you! This event provides the stepping stone to building a continuing relationship with a mentor and a pathway to more entrepreneurial training and resources.

Sep 12: Doing Business with the Federal Government- Certifications Workshop: As the owner of a small business you might be able to earn your share of this huge market! You may qualify for SBA Federal Government enhancement programs based on a variety of factors including the primary location of your business and your social/economic status. At this workshop, you will learn more about the following programs including eligibility requirements and how to submit an application


Houston Galveston Women's Business Center

WBEA-Women's Business Center's Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership Conference

September 5-6, 2019 - DoubleTree Hotel Houston - Greenway Plaza

The WBEA-WBC 2019 Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership Conference titled “Prepare for T-minus” is focused on providing Women Entrepreneurs with Pre-Launch and Post-Launch strategy platforms geared to ignite businesses into new stratospheres. Our collaboration with sponsors and presenters will help bridge platforms to sure up our businesses for purpose, preparation, and acceleration through sound business practices for growth and scalability.

This two-day business and leadership conference will be held at DoubleTree Hilton at Greenway Plaza, September 5-6, 2019. This conference will feature encouraging keynote speakers and eight dynamic breakout sessions designed for equipping Texas women entrepreneurs with quality resources from subject-matter experts in industries such as: Finance, Marketing / Communications, Oil & Gas, Leadership and Management, Human Resources, and Procurement.

https://preparefortminus.eventbrite.com

 

 


UH SBDC Bauer College

Aug 22: Understanding Your Business Financials:Attend and walk away with an understanding of:Basic accounting needed for creating your financial statements; The three main financial statements all businesses use; Low key ratio analysis (KPIs) can predict the state of your business; Top indicators to watch for business stability.

Aug 23: Marketing And Branding Your Business With Podcasts And Video: In this session you will discover the key elements for creating your very own podcasts and video blogs.  You do not need to come with any special skills, experience, or even an idea. Our expert trainer  will walk you through the entire creative process from discovering your idea to monetizing it through advertising and affiliate marketing. That’s right, this class will teach you how to get paid to talk!

Aug 28: The Secrets To Loan Approval - The Loan Dating Game: Join us as we walk you through the process of applying for a business loan.  This lively and interactive session will be led by an expert who has worked in banking for over 25 years.  She will share what she has learned, based on her experience, and unveil her secrets for getting your loan approved. Learn: Steps for preparing to meet with your lender; Matching your lender with your lending needs; How to field questions about your financial statements; Case study scenario; Separating fact versus fiction; Do’s and don’ts for a successful application.

Sep 10: QuickBooks Desktop - 2019: Register now for this hands-on, QuickBooks 2019Desktop Edition, workshop: Track sales, sales taxes, and customer payments; Quickly create estimates and invoice customers; and Set up a payroll system, Print checks, pay bills and track expenses and more...


Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center

 

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will educate you in the procurement methods used by the Federal Government: 

Aug 20: Supplement (DFARS) Cybersecurity Workshop

The UH PTAC in collaboration with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) is pleased to offer you a free workshop to learn about DFARS, cybersecurity compliance for defense contractors.  Topics covered will include DFARS compliance requirements, technical and organizational control families for NIST 800-171, and resources available to assist in compliance including grant-funded technical assistance.

 


 

Aug 24: Small Business Success Series at HCC :Sign up for this five part series, specially developed for entrepreneurs who are either planning to start a business, in the early stages of launch or planning to grow their business.

  • 8/24 - Ignite the Entrepreneur in You!
  • 9/14 - Is My Idea Lucrative?
  • 10/5 - How Much will it Cost to Start and Grow my Business?
  • 10/19 - How do I Market My Idea?
  • 11/2 - How do I Manage Risk?

Aug: 24: Legal Issues: What Business Owners Must Know When Starting or Expanding Their Business Legal structures shape your journey as a business. Your choice can greatly affect the way you run your business, impacting everything from liability, taxes and  control over the company. The key is to figure out which structure gives your business the most advantages to help you achieve your organizational and personal financial goals.


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Houston District Resource Guide

All the information you need to start and grow your Small Business in Houston can be found in our online Resource Guide. Download it today! 

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