Upcoming SBA Houston Events!

Houston District Office  - August 2021

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SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

New portal will streamline applications for loans $150K or less for over 6.5 million businesses. 


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COVID EIDL: Small Business Relief and Recovery Webinar

  Monday, August 2 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
 Monday, August 2 |  5:00pm CDT | REGISTER
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Capital Access will host a small business webinar series with Public Private Strategies Institute on the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program

Looking for a Business Mentor?

Tuesday, August 3 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Get free expert help from SBA resource partners to start & grow your small business. Learn what options are available.

Resource Partner

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Applying for PPP
Loan Forgiveness: New Steps

 Tuesday, August 3 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
    Friday, August 6 | 3:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

You don’t want to miss this session if your PPP loan is $150,000 or less. Join us to receive the NEW STEPS to applying for forgiveness. Q&A will follow.

COVID Economic Injury
Disaster Loan Overview

Wednesday, August 4 | 1:00pm 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.

Access Capital from Micro-Lenders:
Start-Ups and Growing Businesses

Wednesday, August 4 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Register for this panel discussion to learn helpful tips when starting a business.  Lenders will also discuss how they review a loan request. You will be able to ask questions pertaining to your specific business and industry. Panelists will include four micro-lenders. 

Business Planning

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

SBA + Census Bureau:
Finding the Data YOU Need!

Thursday, August 5 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Are you looking for data to help you start or grow a business or understand the business landscape for a region? The U.S. Census Bureau can help! Learn the tools available to research data and help you make informed decisions about your business.


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

En Espanol

Comenzando su negocio

Jueves 5 de Agosto | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTRO

Aprenda los conceptos básicos para iniciar un negocio y qué recursos están disponibles para ayudarlo!

Get Your Questions Answered

Friday, August 6 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER
Bring your questions to SBA for an answer!



Understanding the Texas Cottage Food Production Law + Farmers Market Updates

Wednesday, August 11 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join SBA Houston and Harris County Public Health to understand the Texas Cottage Food Law including the rules/regulations, foods allowed, and labeling requirements. Also learn about the updates you need to know to be a Farmers Market vendor and the small business resources available to you! Session will include Q&A.

Veterans 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. 

Resource Partner Events


Building Your Opening Staff in
Today's Post COVID Market

Monday, August 2 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER


Home-Based Business Ownership:
Is it the Next Step in Your Career?

Thursday, August 5 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Certifications for
Women-Owned Businesses

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

Essential Banking Services
for Small Businesses

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


Contracting Opportunities Training

Friday, August 9 | 9:3am 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