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National Small Business Week Virtual Conference 2020

National Small Business Week Virtual Conference

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration and cosponsors will host all virtual events September 22-24, 2020. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover, contributing to a stronger economy. The event will recognize the national award winners, including the naming of the National Small Business Person of the Year.

The National Small Business Week event schedule includes three days recognizing America’s outstanding entrepreneurs, shining a spotlight on the nation’s 30 million small businesses across the country.

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Resources for Women in Business

Women Wednesdays:
Resources for Women in Business

Do you want to start or grow your Woman-Owned Small Business? SBA Resource & Lending Partners can help you do just that! Attend this September webinar series to learn how each organization can help your business, hear from a business owner who has leveraged these resources, and ask your small business questions! The final event will include an informational webinar on the WOSB federal contracting program.

SCORE Houston
September 16  |  2:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE

SBA Funding Options
September 23  |  10:00am CST  |  REGISTER HERE

WOSB Federal Contracting Program
September 30  |  10:00am CST  | REGISTER HERE

PPP Loan Forgiveness Overview

The Houston SBA District office will discuss key factors the borrower should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness Application. We will also walk you step-by-step through the application and answer all your questions.

Paycheck protection program, PPP

September 14  |  1:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
September 16  |  1:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
September 18  |  1:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE


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).

September 15  |  11:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE

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.

September 16 - 17  |  8:00am-12:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE

En Espanol

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.

17 de Septiembre  |  11:00am CST  |   UNIRSE AQUÍ

Gov Contracting Programs

Get Help with Government Contracting

Find out about the tools and support services available to help businesses contract with the Federal government. Explore the tools businesses can use to search for federal government contract opportunities and learn about the support services available.

September 14  |  10:30am CST  |  JOIN HERE

Federal Government Contracting Guide

The federal government contracts with small businesses to buy products and services. Learn how to get started.

September 15  |  10:30am CST  |  JOIN HERE

Funding for Contracts and Accounts Receivable

If you have recently won a contract and need funding, you do not want to miss this very informative webinar. If you need interim financing, this is the webinar for you! Enhance your company’s reputation and take advantage of every possible trade discount. Brad Agree, Vice President with Amegy Bank, will discuss the eligibility requirements and process for funding your receivables.

 September 17  |  2:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE
Webinar ID:
979 2415 1106  |  Passcode: 818343

Ready to Grow Your Business? SBA can Help.

Powering the American Dream

Empower yourself! Learn key elements to financing your business, contracting, business resources and much more. Learn how to connect with resource partners that provide free one-on-one confidential services to guide you through the process.

September 14  |  3:30pm CST  |  JOIN HERE

Access to Funding for Startup and Growing Businesses

Learn the benefits of the SBA loan program when applying for a loan for a start-up or an existing business. An SBA Guaranteed loan can lower your payments, reduce the cash equity injection for a start-up business and real estate purchase, and mitigate weaknesses in your loan request. Session will include Q&A.

September 15  |  1:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
 September 17  |  1:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE 

Coming Soon

Inclusive Business Funding for the Hispanic Community: 
The webinar will feature a panel conversation about the challenges that Hispanic business owners face when seeking funding. Discussion topics include accessing business funding as a Hispanic-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, Hispanic-owned business.

September 23  |  11:30am CST  |  REGISTER HERE

Doing Business with the Federal Government & PPP Loan Forgiveness:
Are You Ready to Consider Federal Contracting? The world’s largest customer, buying all kinds of products & services. Required by law to provide contract opportunities to small businesses. The Houston SBA District office will also discuss key factors the borrowers should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness Application.

September 24  |  10:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE

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

Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov