SBA District Office Education Calendar| September 2020

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SBW 2020

Originally planned for May 2020, this year's Small Business Week Awards ceremony will take place virtually on Friday, September 25, beginning at 10:30 am. National Small Business Week local events recognize top entrepreneurs for their achievements, which includes those individuals and organizations who are champions for small business.

Friday, September 25

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration is no-cost

Deadline to register is September 24 by 12:00 pm.

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A link to watch the ceremony on Microsoft Teams will be sent to the email address on file September 24 at 12:00 pm.

Disasters happen, be prepared with an emergency plan

Sept 16, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT | Webinar  

Join the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) during National Preparedness Month for a live webinar on how to prepare for severe weather, COVID-19 interruptions, and other forms of disaster that can have a significant impact on small businesses. 

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Workshops and Events

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Surety Bonding Program

Sept 10 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Today!

Many small businesses are unable to win contracts because they do not have access to the bid, performance, and payment bonds required by project owners. The Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help small businesses obtain bonding for the first time and expand bonding capacity to drive their success. 

Want to learn more about contract surety bonds and find out how you can help your small business clients obtain bond guarantees through SBA? Mark your calendar and join us for this webinar to find out more.

SBA Lender Roundtable

Sept 16 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Today!

The SBA San Antonio District Office along with the Texas State SBDC will be hosting a Lender’s Roundtable meeting to give you the opportunity to ask questions, make recommendations and network with SBA San Antonio District representatives, SBDC counselors, and other lenders to discuss SBA loan programs and what is happening on the hill. Attendance is first come first served, to those who register.

ZOOM LOGIN details will be sent the night before along with a followup an hour before . Please be on the lookout for those emails. If for some reason you do not receive, please email

Inspiration and Tools for Women in Business

Oct 8 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Webinar | Register Today!

Join us on Oct. 8th at 12:30pm CST for a Faith & Entrepreneurship Virtual Summit For Women In Business covering SBA southcentral region! The purpose of this event is to inform current and aspiring faith-based women entrepreneurs on the technical assistance and resources SBA offers to assist them in creating and sustaining a thriving business. Additionally, this event will serve to inspire women to imagine the positive societal impacts they can make through their entrepreneurial endeavors.



COVID Business Resource "Coffee Hour"

Sept  10 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Join Dr. Shantana Robinson (Dr. Bridge Builder) weekly on Thursdays as she answers your business related COVID questions. Trying to find out about grants? Or what is the difference between PPP and EIDL? This business growth happy hour can assist you with navigating your business through this pandemic!

Personal Budgeting

Sept  22 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Join us for a financial education workshop presented by LiftFund Women's Business Center and BBVA. In this workshop, financial experts will provide information, tips and resources to help you with your everyday finances and long-term financial goals.

SCORE for the life of your business

Brand Your Vision Workshop

Sept  9 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

The "Brand Your Vision Workshop" series is for entrepreneurs, founders, solopreneurs, and freelancers with a vision, who want a brand that connects and converts their fans, friends, followers, and frenemies into clients. Building the Foundation workshop will give you the blueprint to building and maintaining the" back end of your business." You'll walk away with actionable next-steps to building a sustainable brand that your target audience will want more of.

Funding Your Tech-Based Start Up

Sept 10 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

lan Hulme-Lowe had a long career as a technology executive at 3M Company, responsible for new technology / product development and launch. Since retiring from 3M he has developed a significant experience in advising tech startups and currently is a board advisor to 4 companies at various stages of development. Alan has been a SCORE mentor for many years.

Women Zooming Back to Business

Sept 14 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Circle of Women Mentors presents an inspiring virtual webinarOur connection with each other is essential. We believe mentors & networking form the core of a successful business.Featuring a 30-minute talk by Meshell Baker,award-winning International Speaker, and Coach.

Followed by an exceptional panel of women discussing:
“How to Creatively Deal With the
 Business Challenges of COVID-19”

Merchant Services and Cash Flow for Businesses

Sept 17 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

If you are just starting your business and have been operating less than 18 months, banks cannot offer you an SBA-backed loan. Learn how to manage cash flow and credit for your young business. Ryan defines three types of cash flow and discusses merchant services solutions to credit needs.



The Top Tips for Successful Remote Meetings

Sept 15 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

As the workplace shifts meetings from in-person to more phone and video calls, many of the guidelines of etiquette still have a place. However, there are some new ones to ensure that people participating are valued, and meetings are as productive as possible. This workshop will review some of the most important aspects of video and phone etiquette as well as review some standard rules of business behavior.

Cashflow Management Strategies for the COVID-19 Era

Sept 16 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

strategies for overcoming challenges handling cash management in a COVID-19 world. We will discuss the evolving marketplace challenges and deliver practical recommendations to make the most of this unprecedented time—advice you can start putting into action today.Join Jason Meza, Regional Director at the Better Business Bureau and the UTSA SBDC for this webinar. 

COVID-19, Cybersecurity and Your Business

Sept 17 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now 

Join us and Troy Richardson, Business Development Specialist for the UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting at the University of Texas at San Antonio | Institute for Economic Development for a discussion on some of the ramifications on cybersecurity as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Some of the issues we’ll discuss include: 

  •       Increase of phishing attacks
  •       Managing a likely increase in cyber risks
  •       Best cyber safe practices for working remotely
  •       Employee training and awareness
  •       Preparing a return to normal operations. 

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Map

Sept 17 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

If you’ve already created a Business Profile but it’s not showing on Google Maps, Search, or other Google properties, this no-cost webinar will provide you with the information to tackle the issues, and more helpful tips to efficiently use Google tools for your business.

Women's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Spanish

Sept 28 | 09:00 am - 1:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

 Se trata del Taller de Espíritu Empresarial para Mujeres de un medio día de duración dirigido a mujeres emprendedoras y mujeres propietarias de empresas. Las participantes tendrán la oportunidad de trabajar individualmente con un asesor del SBDC sin costo alguno después del taller para recibir orientación sobre el proceso de creación y crecimiento de empresas.No hay costo alguno para el curso..

Social Media 101: Engage & Generate

Sept 29 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Most people choose to not engage in social media because, “It’s noisy, it’s messy, and I don’t understand it.”?  It’s out there in every customer’s purse or pocket, so why would you avoid your customers? ? Join us as well welcome special guest Mark Nanez, owner of The DG Agency and best-selling author, for a lively discussion on how social media is used in the business world as well as tips and tricks to help maintain all your social profiles. 

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP).  Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate.

The “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course is the foundational piece of Boots to Business (B2B). Participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. 

Next Boots to Business class will be held online:

Sept 22-23 | Ft. Sam Houston | Online

After completing the “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course, participants can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, delivered through partnerships with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and Mississippi State University (MSU). Online Follow-on courses are offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses. 

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Small Business Resource Guide 

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



** On the cover is Local Success Story Mathias Ihlenfeld who launched Woom Bikes USA in Austin and has expanded thanks to expert SBA-powered business guidance.


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