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Houston District Office  - September 2020

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Surety Bond 50th Anniversary


Join us September 24-25th for a virtual conference and celebration honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program. This FREE online event is open to small businesses in the construction, supply and service sectors, along with members of the surety bond industry.

The conference will cover topics ranging from the future of the surety bond industry to the SBA's role in the industry and tips for small businesses seeking surety bonds. Guest Speakers include: William "Kedar" Massenburg, former president of Motown Records; Marcus Lemonis, self-made millionaire, entrepreneur and host of the TV show The Profit; and William "Bill" Manger, Chief of Staff, U.S. Small Business Administration

September 24 and 25  |  MORE DETAILS & TO REGISTER


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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Women in Business Resources

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.

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

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


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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 24  |  11:30am CST  |  JOIN HERE


PPP Loan Forgiveness Overview and Q&A

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 21  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
September 23  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
September 25  | 11:00am CST |  JOIN 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


EN ESPAÑOL

Condonación de Préstamos PPP

¡Únase a la SBA para obtener respuestas a sus preguntas sobre la condonación de préstamos PPP!

24 de Septiembre  |  11:00am CST  |   UNIRSE AQUÍ
Por telefono:  +1 346 248 7799  |  Webinar ID: 912 8680 4409


Q&A Sessions


Q&A with SBA Leadership

Ask your disaster and non-disaster business questions!

September 21 |  1:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
September 24  |  1:00pm CST  |   JOIN HERE


SEPT-National Preparedness Month

Emergency Preparedness Planning for
YOUR Small Business

Disasters happen—is your business ready? Building resilience is one of the most important skills Houston business owners can cultivate. In this webinar, we will equip business owners with tools to prepare for disasters, and tips on how to bounce back after a disaster strikes.

 September 22  |  2:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE


09.23.2020 Inclusive Business Funding for the Hispanic Community


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


Go Global: Expand Your Market With Exporting


Take Your Business Global
with help from SBA

Join SBA's Office of International Trade's Associate Administrator Loretta Greene for a celebration interview with SBA's 2020 Exporter of the Year.  Hear how they’re finding success in the global marketplace and their business strategies in the face of COVID-19. Also, learn about SBA’s new Fast Track Service for exporters and businesses in the global supply chain, SBA's State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants, and discover how SBA’s export finance programs can help your business grow!

September 24  |  1:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE


SBA-Guaranteed Loans. Lending Partner - Loan - Small Business


Cash Flow is King

 

If you want to understand how lenders make their loan decisions, you don't want to miss this webinar. The FIVE important factors on which lenders base their decisions, will be discussed in depth: Cash flow, Credit, Collateral, Capital, and Conditions. All of your questions will be answered during the Q&A.

September 24  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE


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Veteran Small Business Resources

This webinar will introduce you to the resources that are available to help you plan or grow your business, learn about federal contracting opportunities, and find financing. 

September 25  |  10:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE 


COMING SOON


Starting a Business - What You Need To Know: 
When starting a business, you will need a business plan which addresses industry trends, competition, experience, and much more! You will also learn what lenders look for in a loan request package. Speak with experts from the SBDC, SCORE and the WBEA Women's Business Center. Don't miss this great opportunity to ask the questions you've always wanted to ask!

October 1  |  2:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE

EN ESPAÑOL

Cumbre Empresarial de Negocios Hispanos

En honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la SBA está organizando una Cumbre Empresarial de Negocios Hispanos Virtual. El propósito de este evento es guiar e inspirar a los emprendedores Hispanos presentándoles historias de éxito y conversaciones informativas en español.

30 de septiembre  |  2:00pm CST  |  REGÍSTRESE AQUÍ 


Asian Chamber of Commerce - Virtual 2020 Business Conference & Expo: 
Join the SBA Houston District office at this annual event that focuses on education and providing opportunities of trade through workshops, roundtable conversations and a business expo. This year’s theme “Driving New Business Beyond Borders” will provide essential business tools as well as cover topics of trade both locally and globally via a highly interactive online platform offering a main keynote stage, breakout sessions, an interactive expo and opportunities of structured and informal networking. 

Multiple Dates in October  |  REGISTRATION & AGENDA


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Meet with a FREE SBDC Business Specialist for Expertise in a Variety of Topics to Help Grow and Sustain YOUR Business!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS



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

Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov


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