SBA San Antonio District Office Education Calendar| September 2021

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National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family, community and business disaster planning now and throughout the year. The 2021 theme is "Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love."

For the first time in its history, the Ready Campaign, in partnership with the Ad Council, identified the Hispanic community as a key audience, and will launch a series of Public Service Advertisements specifically designed to encourage preparedness within the underserved demographic.

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Leveraging the SBA 8(a) certification from San Antonio to Houston

Sep 9 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | CDT | Webinar | Register Now 

The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program can be one of the most powerful certifications a small business can hold.  The program aims to grow and prepare socio-economic small businesses to be more competitive in the federal marketplace.  Among the top benefits of this program is a powerful opportunity to receive set aside and sole source contracts.  During this virtual event, you will hear from a panel of successful 8(a) business owners and federal procurement agencies from both the San Antonio and Houston market.


SBA: Updated Lending Resources for Texas Small Businesses

Sep 14 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | CDT | Webinar | Register Now 

Join the Small Business Administration (SBA) and BBB during Small Business Week as we discuss lending options, technical assistance, contracting and other resources available for small business owners in Texas.


SBA Resources

Sep 30 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | CDT | Webinar | Register Now 

If you’re just starting out, SBA resources can help organize your thoughts on what type of business you want to open, help you obtain loans, and develop your business management skills. If you’re already in business, you can use SBA resources to expand. 

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Developing a Business Plan

Sep 10 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | CDT | Webinar | Register Now

In this workshop, business owners will learn the seven parts of a good business plan and what to consider when writing a business plan. At the end of the workshop, business owners will have a blueprint or first draft of a business plan.


COVID Business Resource Hour

Sep 16 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | CDT | Webinar | Register Now

Ever wonder what's the Jam with SAM? Join Dr. Builder as she discusses what SAM (Systems for Awards Management) is and what businesses should be active in it as well as how to navigate it! Bring your questions and let's get your business active in SAM and potentially onboard for federal contracting!!!

 

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Doing Business With The Federal Government 101

Sep 8 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | Webinar | Register Now

The process of doing business with the Federal Government is much different than with commercial businesses or consumers. This workshop explains how the money is spent, the definition of small business, how the government buys products and services, and how to get started. What does it take to do business with the Federal Government? There is a lot of buying and spending!


Benefits of Choosing the Co-op Model for your Business

Sep 22 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | CDT | Webinar | Register Now

Whether you’re a small business owner, a sole proprietor or contract worker, the cooperative model might be a good fit for you. Cooperatives offer flexible ownership models that allow more people to own a stake in their workplace. Cooperative models also make space for more democratic decision making so that everyone has a voice in how things run. Worker co-ops are businesses that are owned by their employees. These enterprises center the needs and expertise of the people who put their labor and love into the work each day. Worker-owners have the opportunity to emerge as workplace and community leaders and build wealth by growing equity in the business. Worker co-ops are an essential tool to creating a more just economy. Drew will explain the basics of the cooperative model and cooperative principles and the practical ways that these core values operate in the context of worker-ownership. 

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Use Youtube to Grow Your Business

Sep 16 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |CDT | Webinar | Register Now

Learn how to use YouTube and the power of video to promote your business or brand.

In this workshop we’ll cover:

  • Creating and organizing a YouTube channel
  • Adding videos and streaming with YouTube Live
  • Video ad formats

Capability Statements

Sep 23 | 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm | CDT | Webinar | Register Now

This no-cost virtual event will focus exclusively on an often overlooked but vital component in Marketing to the Government Buyer process; a ‚ÄėWinning‚Äô Capability Statement. This workshop will identify 5 main components required for any firm to create a comprehensive and quality Capability Statement. By sessions end you will have all the information you need to create a custom Capability Statement for the government buyer.¬†


Tax Basics for Small Business Owners

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

This is a very basic tax course to help define what your tax obligations are as a business owner. We will cover general information on Federal and State taxes to give you a better understanding of the differences in tax obligations. This content is designed based on the general tax questions we hear on a daily basis as small business advisors.

We will provide an introduction to Federal taxes such as; self-employment tax, employment tax, as wells as State Taxes including Sales Tax and Franchise Taxes. 


Build Your Website on a Budget

Sep 30 | 8:00 am- 9:00 am | Webinar | Register Now

Learn to build a website using affordable resources and services. During this webinar, we will focus on simple but professional tools for building a business website and managing it without paying others.

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 ‚ÄúIntroduction to Entrepreneurship‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúIntroduction to Entrepreneurship‚ÄĚ 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!