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Lower Rio Grande Valley District
Corpus Christi Branch Office

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Twitter Chat: How to Find a Business Mentor on January twenty-first at three pm Eastern Standard time. #SBAchat

Friday, January 24

-Let’s Talk Business Series-

Credits, Deductions and Taxes for your Business

Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
SBA's Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office
2422 E. Tyler Avenue | Suite E | Harlingen, Texas 78415

Understanding your tax obligation is one key to business success. When you start a business, you need to know about income taxes, payroll taxes and much more. Knowing how to avoid the top tax mistakes that small businesses make and what you need to know about Schedule C and other small business taxes is imperative for your business.

This session presented by U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and will help participants understand credits, taxes and deductions for your business.

For more information or to register online click here.

SBA Funding 101 for Small Business

Friday, January 24, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Corpus Christi Branch Office
2820 S. Padre Island Drive | Suite 108 | Christi, Texas 78415

In this workshop learn the basics of SBA funding for your small business. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) works with approved lenders and community development organizations to offer SBA-guaranteed loans to help small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover.

For more information or to register online click here.


Monday, January 27

Meet & Greet - Mini-Matchmaking Event featuring the U.S. International Boundary Water Commission

Monday, January 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Mercedes IBWC Field Office | 325 Golf Course Rd. | Mercedes, Texas 78596

You're invited to meet the buyer.  The U.S. International Boundary Water Commission’s mission is to provide binational solutions to issues that arise during the application of United States - Mexico treaties regarding boundary demarcation, national ownership of waters, sanitation, water quality, and flood control in the border region.

For more information or to register online click here.


Tuesday, January 28

Information Session
8(a) Business Development Program-Edinburg

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Edinburg Chamber of Commerce | 602 W. University | Edinburg, Texas 78540

More than $500 Billion Dollars of Government Prime Contracts are Awarded to Small Businesses Each Year! To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program. The federal government's goal is to award at least 5% of all federal contracting dollars to 8(a) certified small businesses each year.

For more information or to register online click here.


Wednesday, January 29

Information Session
8(a) Business Development Program-Edinburg

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
801 E. Fern Ave. | EBC Large Conference Room | McAllen, Texas 78501

More than $500 Billion Dollars of Government Prime Contracts are Awarded to Small Businesses Each Year! To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program. The federal government's goal is to award at least 5% of all federal contracting dollars to 8(a) certified small businesses each year.

For more information or to register online click here.

Meet Your SCORE Mentor to Help You Start Your Business

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Corpus Christi Branch Office
2820 S. Padre Island Drive | Suite 108 | Corpus Christi, Texas 78415

January is National Mentoring Month. For over 50 years SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education to help small businesses. In this session, meet the SCORE Corpus Christi mentors that can help you start your business.

For more information or to register online click here.


Thursday, January 30

Market Analysis and Market Research for Government Contracts 

Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Corpus Christi Branch Office
2820 S. Padre Island Drive | Suite 108 Corpus Christi, Texas 78415

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center - Del Mar College (PTAC) and the SBA's Corpus Christi Branch Office will host a free workshop on the nuts and bolts of effectively marketing and competing for government contracts. Discussion includes how participants can effectively determine market demand, and how to best position your company’s product or service to potentially win new business.

For more information or to register online click here.


Friday, January 31

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Friday, January 31, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)
Corpus Christi Branch Office
2820 S. Padre Island Drive | Suite 108, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415

The U.S. Government buys all types of products and services, and is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses. So, federal contracting may be one tool to help your business grow.

For more information or to register online click here.