SBA Houston Virtual Events: August 24-28

Houston District Office  - August 2020

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Business Planning

How to Develop a Business Plan: 
A solid business plan is essential to gaining access to capital and to truly understanding your business today and in the future. This Business Plan workshop will walk you through the steps needed for most business plans. It will help remove the confusion and fear and allow you to get started on your business plan today by providing sample questions about your business.

Monday, August 24, 2020 at 10:00am CST:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Make Work Work for you You at 50+: 
Are you nearing retirement and exploring new opportunities? OR, are you wondering how you will generate income after you retire? A growing number of individuals over the age of 50+, or ‘Encore Entrepreneurs’, are turning to small business ownership. Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or intending to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore possibilities. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE to receive introductory information focused on identifying the key factors that influence a start-ups business success. 

Monday, August 24, 2020 at 2:00pm CST:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Bringing Employees Back to Work Amidst COVID-19:
Many employers have opened back up and are facing a rapidly changing environment. Join employment law experts for a discussion of issues employers may encounter as they bring employees back into the workplace in order to minimize risk in the process.  Session will include live chat Q&A.

Friday, August 28, 2020 11:30am CST:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Disaster Loan Overview (EIDL/CARL)

Has your business been affected by COVID-19? Learn the basics of both programs and how to apply (Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Community Advantage Recovery Loan).

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11:00am CST: CLICK HERE TO JOIN

PPP Loan Forgiveness Overview

The Houston SBA District office will discuss key factors the borrower should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness Application. The presentation will also include instructions for completing the application, helpful tips, resource partners, and cover the most frequently asked questions.

Monday, August 24, 2020 at 1:00pm CST:  CLICK HERE TO JOIN 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1:00pm CST:  CLICK HERE TO JOIN


Ask SBA!

Starting a business, growing your business, or trying to recover?  We are here to help!  Ask your questions and get feedback from SBA leadership in this interactive 30 minute session. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11:00am CST:  CLICK HERE TO JOIN
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:00am CST: CLICK HERE TO JOIN



Charla con SBA (Q&A in Spanish)

¡Únase a la SBA para obtener respuestas a sus preguntas sobre los programas de la SBA, incluyendo la condonación de préstamos PPP y otros temas relacionados con su negocio! ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar! Únase con los líderes de la SBA en esta sesión interactiva.

Martes 25 de agosto a las 11:00 am CST:



Tips to Strengthen Your Online Presence

You will learn our top tips to strengthen your online presence, including the importance of having your business show up in local search results and how you can leverage online reviews to attract more customers. We will also show you ways you can use different types of paid ad strategies to get in front of more of your targeted customers. We will touch on using social media to build your brand and create a more personalized experience for your followers. You don’t want to miss this! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:00am CST:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

SBA Online(Learn the Benefits of SBA Programs & Services)

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Relax this afternoon and learn how to travel SBA’s website. The SBA Houston District Office rep Easter Wright will take you on the journey to News and Resources by SBA. Learn how to benefit for your small business.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 3:30pm CST:  CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Start or Expand Your Business with SBA-Guaranteed Loans

SBA Loans for Start-Ups, Expansions, Business, and Real Estate Acquisitions: We will discuss how an SBA loan can increase your chances of obtaining financing for start-up businesses, business acquisitions, and  real estate purchases. We will also discuss how the SBA 504 loan can lower your cash equity injection towards a real estate purchase.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1:00pm CST:  CLICK HERE TO JOIN
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 1:00pm CST:  CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Inclusive Business Funding for the LGBTQ Community: 
Join us for the first webinar of the Inclusive Lending Series, hosted by the US Small Business Administration Houston District Office. The webinar will feature a panel conversation about the challenges that LGBTQ business owners face when seeking funding. Other topics include accessing business funding as an LGBTQ-owned business, tips for how to pursue funding, and community resources. As part of the panel, participants will hear about the experience of a local, LGBTQ-owned business.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:00am CST:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Access to Capital for Start-Ups and Business Expansion: 
This webinar will discuss SBA loan programs and requirements as well as host other community lenders and resource partners who will offer their perspective on loan qualifications. Panelists will include lenders, the SBA, Texas Gulf Coast SBDC, and the WBEA Women's Business Center.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9:30am CST: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Webinar ID: 918 6921 3524

Resource Partner Events


Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Presents:
Alternatives to the Traditional Restaurant Concept

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 9:30am CST:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



WBEA-WBC Presents:
Introduction to Business Credit for the Small Business Owner

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 12:00pm CST: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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SCORE Houston Presents:
Drastic Steps For Marketing Success

Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services? Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE

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