SBA San Antonio District Office Education Calendar| August 2021

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Join the SBA on September 13 – September 15, 2021, for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Attend this free, online event to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts! This 3-day, action-packed event will include educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses, and a networking chat room for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

"This year we’ll be spotlighting the resilience of our nation’s entrepreneurs and the renewal of our small business economy as we build back better from this once-in-a-generation economic crisis." - Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman  

To register for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit and to learn more, please visit

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SBA HUBZone Program

Aug 10 | 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

Acceso de la SBA al capital

Aug 17 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | CDT | Webinar | Register Now 

Aprenderá sobre los diferentes programas de préstamos, incluidos 7A, CDC / 504 y Micropréstamos que la SBA garantizará para su prestamista. Además, Leo cubrirá cuándo son apropiados los préstamos garantizados por la SBA, los beneficios para las pequeñas empresas, la elegibilidad, los detalles del préstamo y el uso aprobado de los fondos del préstamo.



Financial Friday: Self Employment Tax

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

Join the 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

CPA Open Office Hours

Aug 19 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

With tax season HERE, it's time to start thinking about tax preparations. Are you aware of how new tax regulations will affect your business? If you have any accounting questions that you'd like to discuss with a CPA, sign up for our CPA Open Office Hours event today! 

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How to Build Relationships with Your Business Community

Aug 11 | 10:00 am - 11:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Learn ways to increase community engagement and why that is vital for your business to thrive. Accredited public relations strategist, Melissa Vela-Williamson, will discuss how to build long-lasting relationships with stakeholders.

The Entrepreneurial Equation 

Aug 17 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Learn valuable strategies that can help make running your business easier and more effective and can help you create value outside your business.


Increasing Employee Engagement in a Post-Covid Workplace 

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

Learn strategies to increase productivity and retention by improving employee satisfaction.

Topics covered:
- Engagement essentials for wellbeing
- Positivity “banking” through feedback
- Trust-building through coaching techniques
- Employee burnout prevention

Restaurant Reality 2021: Marketing and Promotion For Your Restaurants Opening!

Aug 12 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

How do you know if you should open with a Grand Opening or plan a staggered Soft Opening? Covid 19 has impacted the way today’s guest communicates with their favorite restaurants. This presentation provides updated industry trends for marketing and promotion along with examples of recent restaurant openings that hit their target!


* Developing an opening marketing plan

* Budget considerations

* Using your community to promote your restaurants opening

* Using digital advertising

* Pros and cons of introductory menu discount offers

Start Smart

Aug 12 | 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

Are you ready to turn your business idea into reality? Attend this webinar and have all your questions answered! The SBDC business advisors will present the basics of starting a new business and help answer your start-up questions. If you are considering opening a small business, you want to START SMART! Topics discussed in this workshop include: evaluating your business idea, business legal structure and name, local, state and federal resources & requirements and business start-up costs. Join the UTSA SBDC and Rebecca Smith, Founder and CEO of the Rebecca Smith Law Firm, PLLC for this webinar. 

General Principles of Business Contracts

Aug 31 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Webinar | Register Now

The SBDC will cover :

  • Formation of a Business Contract
  • Types of Business Contracts
  • Common Provisions of Business Contracts
  • Breach/Default of Business Contracts and Remedies

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!