Upcoming SBA Houston Events!

Houston District Office  - July 2021

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Multi-Part Series:
Prepare YOUR Business with SBA's 4 C's

(Capital, Contracting, Crisis, and Counseling)

Say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SBA with the last session in this series!

Prepare to Meet with a Business Counselor

Friday, July 30 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER 
Preparing to start your small business? In this panel discussion, learn about the SBA Houston District Office Resource Partners that offer no-cost counseling to small businesses in our 32-county district! Reps will offer tips on how to prepare for a meeting with a business counselor.

COVID Economic Injury
Disaster Loan Overview

Tuesday, July 27 | 11:30am CDT | JOIN LIVE


Learn the basics of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), how to apply, steps for reconsideration & loan increases, and who is eligible for a targeted advance grant. Application deadline:12/31/2021.

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Process

 Wednesday, July 28 | 11:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE
    Friday, July 30 | 1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

An SBA representative will walk you step-by-step through the Loan Forgiveness process, including the new process for loans $150,000 or below. The SBA will also share important factors and very helpful tips you should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness applications. Q&A will follow.

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Tuesday, July 27 | 1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
Call-in #:
202-765-1264 | Conference ID: 559975017#
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business obtain contract, bid, performance, & payment bonds! Join SBA for a free webinar to learn about this program!

SBIR/STTR Information Session with the
City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity

Tuesday, July 27 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Did you know $2.5 billion of funding is granted each year to support small business innovation? This webinar will cover the basics of the SBIR/STTR program and the steps on how to access funding.

Venture Capital Fuels
Small Business Growth

Thursday, July 29 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Join us for an exciting panel discussion focusing on venture capital funding. Listen to four esteemed guests as they discuss their respective organizations, programs, and the types of businesses and industries in which they consider investing. There will be a Q&A following the panel discussion.


HUD 4th Annual
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned
Small Business Outreach Event

Thursday, July 29 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

SDVOSBs will have the opportunity to hear from HUD and SBA leadership and an engaging panel discussion about SDVOSB utilization and increasing the presence of small business in the federal procurement. 

Business Planning

Multi-Part Series:
So...YOU Want to Start a Business?

SBA + SCORE Houston:
Choosing the Right Business Entity!

Wednesday, July 28 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Thinking of starting a business? Don’t know what business entity to choose?
Join representatives from the SBA Houston District and SCORE Houston to understand which business entity is right for you! This session will include Q&A.


SBA + Census Bureau:
Finding the Data YOU Need!
Thursday, August 5
10:00am CDT | REGISTER

Financiamiento de su
pequeña empresa
martes 10 de agosto
11:00am CDT | REGISTRO


Boots to Business Reboot

Thursday, August 12 | 8:00am-4:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Boots to Business Reboot is a one-day entrepreneurial education and training program that provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and spouses are eligible to participate at no cost. 

Business Latina Expo

Jueves 9 de septiembre | 8:00am CDT | REGISTRO
Si eres una mujer emprendedora que has estado manteniendo el equilibrio entre tu familia, del hogar y el trabajo “Business Latina Expo” es un evento dedicado exclusivamente para ti. El día incluye networking con cafecito y un desayuno continental, aprendiendo de otras mujeres que vienen a compartir contigo sus conocimientos para llevar tu negocio a otro nivel.

Resource Partner Events


Your Business and Crowdfunding

Tuesday, July 27 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER


How to Leverage LinkedIn
for Lead Generation

Tuesday, July 27 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Certifications for
Women-Owned Businesses

Thursday, August 5 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

Business Banking Services

Monday, August 9  | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


DIBBS Masterclass: System Overview, Searching Opportunities,
and How to Bid an Opportunity

Wednesday, July 28 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE

Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov