MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SBA Houston Virtual Events

Houston District Office  - April 2021

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Meet the Lender

Thursday, April 8 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER HERE

Are you READY to pursue financing to start or grow your business? Meet 3 SBA approved lending representatives in small break-out sessions.  Attendees should be READY to talk to a lender (have a business plan/financials, etc.). Lenders will also discuss how they make loan decisions, and steps you can take to mitigate challenges to accessing capital. This virtual event will provide a stepping-stone to building a business banking relationship.


webinar: pandemic relief options for small businesses


1st Draw and 2nd Draw PPP Loans

(Including filers of IRS Form 1040 Schedule C)

Wednesday, April 7 | 1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
Friday, April 9 | 11:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE

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Find out if you are eligible for a First or Second Draw PPP Loan as well as helpful tips on how to calculate loan amounts and how to apply.

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PPP Loan Forgiveness
Overview and Q&A

  Tuesday, April 6 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
Thursday, April 8 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

The SBA will  share important factors and very helpful tips you should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness applications. Q&A will follow.


The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
Applications OPEN April 8th

Tuesday, April 6 | 3:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

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This informational webinar will review guidelines and FAQs issued to date including who can apply and how organizations can prepare now.

 

COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Overview, Reconsiderations, and Targeted Advance Grant

Thursday, April 8 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

Learn the basics of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), how to apply, steps for reconsideration and who is eligible for a targeted advance grant.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
En Espanol

 

Recursos gratuitos para su empresa

7 de abril | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRO

Conozca los recursos gratuitos disponibles para las empresas en Houston.


PPP Reopens


Funding for Contracts
and Accounts Receivable

Tuesday, April 6 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER HERE

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. Brenda Wetherbe, EVP with Allegiance Bank, will discuss the eligibility requirements and process for funding your receivables.



SBA Disaster Assistance for Texas Winter Storm

Wednesday, April 7 | 3:30pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

Join the SBA to learn about low-interest federal disaster loans available to Texas businesses and residents affected by the Severe Winter Storms.


Federal Government Contracting Guide

Introduction to Federal
Government Contracting

Thursday, April 8 | 3:30pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

Government contracts are a tremendous financial opportunity for small businesses.  The U.S. government is the largest customer in the world. It buys all types of products and services — in both large and small quantities — and it’s required by law to consider buying from small.



Q&A with SBA for Veterans

Friday, April 9 | 3:30pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

Bring your questions. Ask your questions. Spend your evening talking to SBA Houston District Office’s rep, Easter Wright.


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System for Award Management (SAM)

Wednesday, April 14 | 1:30pm CDT | REGISTER HERE

To be considered for federal contracts, you register in the System for Award Management (SAM) which is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government
  • Update or renew your entity registration
  • Check status of an entity registration
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records


B2B Reboot for Veterans Virtual Workshop

Wednesday, April 21 | 8:00am-4:00pm CDT | REGISTER HERE

This online training program 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.



SBA 8(a) Business Development Program:
Working with the Federal Government

Wednesday, April 28 | 1:30pm CDT | REGISTER HERE

The federal government's goal is to award at least 5 percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year. Before you can participate in the 8(a) Business Development program, you must be certified. The federal government fully defines who qualifies for the 8(a) program—including what counts as being socially and economically disadvantaged. Attend for more information about this program.


Partner Events
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Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Presents:

How to Create Content that Will Grow Your Audience
Wednesday, April 7 | 11:30am CDT | REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE FOR ALL UPCOMING WEBINARS BY SBDC


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SCORE Houston Presents:

The State of the Small Business:
2021 Economic and Labor Market Outlook
Monday, April 6 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE FOR ALL UPCOMING WEBINARS BY SCORE


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PTAC Presents:

Contracts Opportunity Training
Friday, April 9 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE FOR ALL UPCOMING WEBINARS BY PTAC


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WBEA Women's Business Center Presents:

Relief Option for Small Businesses
Wednesday, April 14 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE FOR ALL UPCOMING WEBINARS BY WBEA WBC 


GHWCC



Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Center

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW RESOURCES



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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