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Houston District Office  - October 2020

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan

SBA LIVE:
EIDL Reconsideration Q&A

October 22  |  1:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE

Are you a small business owner who received a decline notification for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)? Join this webinar as we discuss common denial reasons and how to request reconsideration for funding. Session will include Q&A. Guest speaker: Kevin Wynn- Public Information Officer, SBA Office of Disaster Assistance.


Virtual Veteran Entrepreneur Summit


Virtual Veteran Entrepreneur Summit

October 22  |  2:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE

The 2020 Virtual Veteran Entrepreneur Summit will focus on Small Business Administration veteran resources, tips for veteran businesses, access to capital, and more. Virtual Veteran Entrepreneur Summit attendees will also gain valuable knowledge, insight, and practical tips for working with the federal government. The virtual conference will feature speakers from Veteran owned businesses like Appddiction Studios, Ranch Road Boots and 3DS. 


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


PPP Loan Forgiveness 
Overview and Q&A

October 19  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
October 21  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
October 23  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE

Please don’t stress! The SBA will walk you Step-By-Step through the Loan Forgiveness Application. We will also discuss important factors and tips you should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness Application. 



Condonación de préstamos PPP

22 de Octubre¬† |¬† 11:00am CST¬† |¬†¬†REGISTRARSE AQU√ć

La SBA lo guiará paso a paso a través de la Solicitud de condonación de préstamos PPP. También discutiremos factores importantes y consejos que debe considerar al completar la Solicitud de condonación de préstamos PPP.



Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
(EIDL) Overview

October 22  |  11:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE

Has your business been affected by COVID-19? Learn the basics of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) how to apply, and the most frequently asked questions.


How to Export Good and Services
+ International Trade

October 20  |  2:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE

Go Global: Expand Your Market With Exporting

Join the SBA and the City of Houston for a candid overview of exporting and get answers to your questions about the global trade industry. Learn how to start or increase international sales and get valuable about industries of interest. Topics will also include export working capital, an overview of the Export Express program, and information related to international trade loans.


Start or Expand Your Business with SBA-Guaranteed Loans

The SBA Road to
Prosperity and Longevity

October 20  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
October 22  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE

Want to understand how an SBA loan can improve your cash flow and capital? You do not want to miss this webinar! You will also learn how lenders make their loan decisions. All your questions will be answered during the live Q&A.


Learn What SBA Resource Partners
are Available to YOU!

October 22  |  10:00am CST  |  REGISTER HERE

local assistance, resource partners, coronavirus, get free virtual counseling, mentoring, and training

The SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses.


SBA veterans summit in las cruces new mexico

Q&A for Veteran Entrepreneurs!

October 23  |  2:30pm CST  |  JOIN HERE

Calling all veterans! An SBA representative will be available to provide you answers to all your small business questions!


Gov Contracting Programs


Insights on the 8(a) Business Development
Certification Program

October 19  |  3:30pm CST  |  JOIN HERE

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.


Grow with SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program

October 20  |  10:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE

This program can be one of the most powerful certifications a small business can hold. The program aims to grow and prepare socio-economic small businesses to be more competitive in the federal marketplace.  Among the top benefits of this program is a powerful opportunity to receive set aside and sole source contracts.  If you have thought about applying to the 8(a) program, but aren’t sure whether to take the next steps, this session is for you.


Insights on the HUBZone Certification Program

October 20  |  10:30am CST  |  JOIN HERE

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.


Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP)


Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP) Informational Webinar

October 23  |  10:00am CST  |  REGISTER HERE

Free Technical Assistance for Small Business Owners! Administered by the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, this program is designed to speed the transfer of technology developed by the U.S. Space Program and research institutions to the private sector. The program provides up to 40 hours of free technical assistance to solve technical problems encountered during the development of new products for commercialization. Attend this webinar to hear program details, benefits, and how to apply. 


Online Franchise Expo


Online Franchise Expo

October 15-30  |  MORE DETAILS & TO REGISTER

Join the SBA Houston District Office at this FREE virtual event where you can visit hundreds of virtual booths, interact with top franchise brands, and learn from experts in educational sessions. 


Asian Chamber Virtual 2020 Business Conference and Expo


Asian Chamber of Commerce:
Virtual 2020 Business Conference & Expo

Multiple Dates in October  |  REGISTRATION & AGENDA

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‚Äôs theme ‚ÄúDriving New Business¬†Beyond Borders‚ÄĚ 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.¬†


Partner Events
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SCORE Houston Presents:
Managing Cash Flow

October 23  |  10:00am CST  |  REGISTER HERE


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WBEA-WBC Presents:
Deeper Dive Into Government Contracting

October 21  |  10:00am CST  |  REGISTER HERE


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Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Presents:
Legal Pitfalls of Social Media

October 21  |  9:00am CST  |  REGISTER HERE


CLICK HERE TO CHECK ALL UPCOMING EVENTS BY THE SBDC



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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