SBA District Office Education Calendar| July 2021

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SBA HUBZone Program

July 28 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | CDT | Webinar | Register Now 

Join the SBA to learn about the HUBZone program. The program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least three percent of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year.

The government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses in historically underutilized business zones. It also gives preferential consideration to those businesses in full and open competition.

Joining the HUBZone program makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.

You will learn about:

  • Program changes and improvements
  • Program benefits
  • HUBZone program qualifications
  • How to get certified as a HUBZone business




QuickBooks On-line Reporting – Tips and Tricks

July 16 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Plemons CPA and Women's Business Center for Financial Friday to learn how the live bank feed really works, and define what “add”, “match” and “transfer” really mean.

“Women: Leading, Discovering & Inspiring”

July 23 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Join Christopher Hall with Waddell & Reed and Women’s Business Center for Financial Friday as he highlights how far women have come and some of the different economic hurdles they still need to face.

SCORE for the life of your business


San Antonio SCORE Event - How to Become a Certified Business 2021 

July 21 | 10:00 am - 11:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Learn the benefits of becoming “certified” as Disadvantaged, Small, Minority, and Woman owned businesses for public/government contracting and purchasing activities. The South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) is a non-profit corporation that represents several public entities and large businesses in area. Your business may be eligible as an AABE, ACDBE, ABE, DIBE, DBE, ESBE, HABE, MBE, NABE, SBE, VBE or WBE. Learn “How to Get Certified.”

San Antonio SCORE Event - Five Common Business Challenges 2021 

July 28 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Please join us for this interesting workshop on common business challenges.

In the “life-cycle” of your business: it is either “evolving or declining.”  Businesses that reach a certain stage will start to decline because they are not keeping up with changes in the marketplace. To help keep your business actively growing, we will share some mistakes that every business makes. There are common challenges business owners face that others have already encountered --- and you can learn from their mistakes!


Leadership Skills & Management Development

July 15 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

This webinar is designed for both the seasoned supervisor and up-and-coming team leader. Attendees will learn robust team-building strategies, effective management techniques, employment law and employee accountability, as well as conflict resolution and situational leadership skills.

Why Your Business Needs (& Can Afford) an Accountant 

July 19 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Are you challenged by tracking the daily finances of your business? Do you stress when asked for profit and loss statements by a bank or the SBA? Do you know how to use your financial statements to guide the growth of your business? This specially designed webinar, brought to you by Centro San Antonio and the UTSA SBDC, will help you understand the many benefits of working with an accounting professional. Presenter Ileana Vilchis, CPA, has years of experience educating business owners, helping them manage their finances, and guiding them in the development of smart business strategies

Building Your Restaurant Staff in Today’s Post Covid market

July 20 | 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Selecting, training and retaining your new restaurants staff has never been more difficult. COVID 19 has presented a marketplace that offers less availability and higher hourly wages. During this session find out what you can do to overcome these obstacles.

Payroll Basics (101)

July 21 |9:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Learn about the basics of payroll processing and your obligations as an employer. We break down the payroll process for you. As well and discuss the differences between paying someone as a contractor or an employee. Come with your questions.

 A One Page Business Plan

July 23 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Webinar | Register Now

Not every business needs a formal business plan, but every business needs business planning. The Lean Canvas is a way to test your key assumptions and outline your most important steps. The Lean Canvas is a visual one-page business plan template (created by Ash Maurya adapted from Alex Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas) that works as an invaluable planning tool for any industry at any stage in the life cycle of the business.

HUB Virtual Forum

July 30 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Webinar | Register Now

At this training event, in the first half of the session, you will receive a general overview of how to effectively do business with state government entities as a HUB Vendor. Maya Ingram, Statewide HUB Program Manager for the Comptroller of Public Accounts office will give an in-depth view of the new online HUB certification portal. This will include details on what information is needed and how to complete the application to become HUB certified.

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!