SBA District Office Education Calendar| February 2021

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SBA loves small businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration loves small businesses because they enrich local communities and stimulate economic growth across the nation. 

We are grateful for small businesses and their positive impact on the economy and we are doing all that we can to help these businesses start, grow, expand, and recover by providing access to capitalentrepreneurial developmentgovernment contracting opportunities, and COVID relief options.

Whatever your small business dreams are, SBA has resources to help them come true. Learn more at sba.gov.


Matchmaking

 

2nd Annual Houston Business Matchmaker

March 5 | 8:45 am - 3:30 pm |  Register Now

 

This virtual event will provide small business owners the opportunity to connect with buyers of all types (large, small, government, academic institutions, and more). During pre-scheduled, one-on-one, 15-minute sessions, business owners will have the chance to discuss how they can meet the needs of the participating buyers by providing detailed information of their services and capabilities. 

  • Small businesses should be in operation for at least 2 years 
  • be prepared to enter NAICS code(s), capability statement, applicable certifications, and other relevant company information
  • Over 50 buyers confirmed to date
  • Matches are not guaranteed

Workshops and Events

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8(a) Business Development Training

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

SBA Business Opportunity Specialist Eric Spencer will provide an overview of the (8) Business development program. The program helps provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities. Businesses in the 8(a) program can: Compete for set-aside and sole-source contracts , Get a Business Opportunity Specialist to help navigate federal contracting, Form joint ventures, and Receive management and technical assistance, including business training, counseling, marketing assistance, and high-level executive development.


Taller Virtual - Segunda Ronda de Prestamos PPP.

Feb 11 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Regístrese Ahora 

Participe en el taller virtual de la SBA y obtenga orientación general sobre el Relanzamiento del PPP para ayuda a Pequeñas Empresas, y a Organizaciones Sin Fines de Lucro. El seminario web proveerá información sobre la primera y segunda ronda de préstamos PPP, cambios, actualizaciones de condonación y otros recursos.


SBA COVID Assistance and IRS Tax Relief for Employers and Business Owners

Feb 18 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Join the SBA San Antonio District Office and the IRS for a presentation of COVID-19 relief programs, including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program. IRS will cover Employee Retention Credit and FFCRA Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave Credit as updated by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021.

Find out:

  • Who is eligible to participate?
  • How to take advantage of the newly extended employee retention credit
  • About extended tax relief for certain employers under FFCRA
  • Where can you learn more?
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COVID Business Resource Hour

Feb 18 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Join Dr. Shantana Robinson (Dr. Bridge Builder) on Thursday as she answers COVID-19 business related questions. This business growth happy hour can assist you with navigating your business through this pandemic!


QuickBooks On-line Basic Data Entry and Bank Feeds

Feb 19 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Join Rita McDaniel and Women's Business Center for Financial Friday as we review the account types and what they mean, review how to set up new accounts or delete/make inactive accounts and how to enter simple transactions like checks/ACH’s and deposits.


Self Employment Tax

Feb 26 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Join David Plemons and Women's Business Center for Financial Friday as we review the dreaded self-employment tax – how it’s calculated and how to better plan for it.

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Proven Success Principles of the 21st Century

Feb 13 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Please join us for this interesting workshop on proven success principles of the 21st century. Tiffany will be guiding business owners and managers through the steps necessary to set their businesses apart from others, to motivate employees, and to measure their success by following a set of principles proven to increase performance and revenue. Learn how to define your values, Guidelines to help establish, monitor, and achieve your goals , Making your dream work, Measuring teamwork, and so much more!


Financiamiento Para Pequeñas Empresas 

Feb 18 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Webinar | Regístrese Ahora

Aprenda como manejar el flujo de efectivo y el crédito para su negocio. Ryan define tres tipos de flujo de efectivo y  los posibles préstamos para satisfacer sus necesidades de su negocio.


Starting a Business Successfully

Feb 23  10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

What are the myths and realities of entrepreneurship? How do you plan for success? This workshop will introduce you to the world of small business and guide you to prepare for being a business owner.  


Brand Characteristics

Feb 24| 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Who are you? Who do you serve? How do you serve them? Those are the only 3 questions that matter when building and growing a brand. Gaining clarity on each of these questions helps propel you to success. This workshop will provide actionable steps to build a sustainable brand that helps you operate at a high level.

 

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How to Write Your Business Plan Part I: Focus on the Narrative

Feb 9 | 03:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Looking for your roadmap to success? Then you need a business plan. Attend this training event to learn how to write your business plan. A good business plan can save a business thousands of dollars in the long run and is a great way to avoid common pitfalls in the start up stage of any business venture. This seminar is part one of a two-part Business Plan Series that we provide. Part one will focus on the business outline, writing a proper narrative, and more. Part two will be focusing on how to create proper financials for your business plan.


E-commerce Strategies for the Small Business Owner

Feb 10 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Are you ready to start selling your products or services online, but not sure where to start? Join us for this one-hour session where we’ll walk through the basics of online-selling for small businesses. You will learn about what to look for in an e-commerce platform; how to make your product images stand out, and how to create a positive experience for your online shoppers without breaking the bank.


Cherish Your Customers 

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

This workshop focuses on how to deliver superlative customer service to decrease your expenses and increase your revenue. Discover how companies have raised customer service to a new level. Learn practical tips to create quality relationships with your customers and clients (both internal and external) by shifting your culture to ensure that customers want to return and determine ways to ensure customer and employee safety in the aftermath of the virus. Join the UTSA SBDC and San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) for this presentation. 


NAV Series: How to Get a Small Business Grant

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

Small business grants are an entrepreneur’s dream, because they offer money that does not have to be repaid. But finding, applying for and winning small business grants can be daunting. In this webinar, you’ll learn: The main sources of grants, including both private and federal grants, tools for researching small business grants, application tips to increase your chances of being successful, is there really free money to start a business?, and the current state of COVID-19 small business grants.


Ask A UTSA SBDC Business Advisor 

Feb 18 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

You have questions? Our UTSA SBDC advisors have answers. This webinar is an opportunity to ask the questions you have about starting, growing, financing, pivoting, selling your business and more. Discussion will also include COVID-19 resources. Your questions can be submitted prior to the webinar by sending them to: sbdcworkshop@utsa.edu with the Subject Line: "Ask a UTSA SBDC Business Advisor" 


Everything you need to know about Google My Business 

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

Jon Bean, Digital Marketing Consultant of RevLocal will present this no-cost webinar workshop. In this comprehensive workshop, you will learn how to claim and optimize your Google My Business listing.  This will include how to add rich content and generate reviews for greater engagement with your potential customers.  We'll also show you how to understand the analytics generated and what it means to the success of your overall strategy.  You will gain an understanding of the overall importance of optimizing your Google My Business listing and how to make your existing listing even better!


Federal Tax Credit and Incentive Programs That Can Affect Your Bottom Line 

Feb 24 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

As the U.S. economy begins to reopen, businesses are looking for ways to accelerate recovery. There are several federal tax credit and incentive programs for businesses that have proven to reduce unemployment rates and bring dollars back into the economy. Join UTSA SBDC - New Braunfels Satellite Office for this webinar to find out more about these programs and how to take advantage of the benefits. 

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:

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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. 

2020 SADO Resource Guide

 

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 Jae Kim who launched Chi'Lantro in Austin and has expanded thanks to expert SBA-powered business guidance.

 

Click on the photo to view our digital resource guide!