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February 14, 2020

Houston District Office Newsletter

U.S. Small Business Administration

Where's your Favorite Flower Shop?

SBA Loves Small Businesses, Valentine's Day

Roses are red. Violets are blue. We’ve got #smallbiz resources in #Houston just for you! ▶️ Start, Grow, Expand, Today!   Happy #ValentinesDay !

Enroll in Export Academy

The 2020 Export Academy is an opportunity for new or existing
companies to develop practical, hands-on training in exporting.
Application deadline is Monday, March 9, 2020. 
Houston Community College, 3100 Main St., Seminar Room B, Houston TX 77002

The Export Academy curriculum includes:
Friday, March 27 9:00 am – 12:00 pm International Business Development Plan
Friday, April 3 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Foreign Market Entry Strategies
Friday, April 17 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Contracts, Legal Issues, and Licensing
Friday, April 24 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Export Financing and Tax Issues
Friday, May 1 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Transportation Issues
Wednesday, May 20 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Export Panel, Trade Missions,
and Graduation
There is a Fee for this course.  For more information, contact 713.718.8974 or MBDA@hccs.edu.

Register at: https://hcc.events.idloom.com/exportacademy

Lone Star College Supplier Diversity 2020 Event Photo

Lone Star College invites you to celebrate diversity in business. It will be an opportunity to connect with corporations, expand your network, exhibit your products and services, learn more about available resources for you and meet with SBDC and PTAC representatives. 

"The Evolution of the African American Business"

WHEN: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 from 10:00am-4:00pm (CST)

WHERE: LSC-University Park Location - Dining West Hall 20515 TX-249, Houston TX 77070

RSVP to attend: https://forms.gle/YBQEyq9v4s5EdeUw7

RSVP to exhibit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrJ650TJ1p6OTau7TRrnLwUc2ALOUSpRUhJiMRxV0jivhNkA/viewform


Houston Tech Rodeo

Conventional Financing for your Tech Business

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9am - 11am

Did you know that conventional bank loans are a great option for many tech entrepreneurs? Venture capitalists are selective, often make only a few deals per year – and even fewer in some industries (such as tech). Business loans are common, non-dilutive, and often have flexibility advantages. Over $1Bn in business loans were guaranteed by the SBA last year in Houston. They might be the best choice for your business! Hear from SBA lenders who are interested in supporting the growing innovation sector in Houston. For a full listing of events visit: https://www.htxtechrodeo.com/


boots to business reboot

February 25, 2020

Lamar University - Small Business Development Center


Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.


Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Register Today!

Lamar University SBDC

This session is hosted by the SBDC at Lamar University. Note:  All SBA/SBDC programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.