MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Upcoming SBA Houston Events!

Houston District Office  - October 2021

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Women in Business Resources

Women in Power:
SBA Resources for Women-Owned Businesses

(in collaboration with the Greater Southeast Management District)
Thursday, October 21 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Throughout this webinar, hear from two curated panels of local Houston women. One panel will include the Women’s Business Center experts who will share ways to launch and scale your business. The second panel will provide a first-hand look insight into some of the challenges and opportunities for women-owned businesses to leverage SBA resources to pivot and prosper. Each session will include a Q&A portion.


Help for Your LGBTQ+ Small Business:
SBA Programs & LGBTE Certification

Thursday, October 21 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
SBA Celebrates LGBT+ History Month! Attend this virtual event to understand the free programs and services available from the SBA and its resource partners, growing your businesses with the NGLCC LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE) certification, and hear firsthand from small business owners who have benefited from SBA programs and the LGBTBE® Certification.


COVID Economic Injury
Disaster Loan Overview

      Tuesday, October 19 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
      Tuesday, October 26 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

Learn the basics of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), updates that have been made to the program, how to apply, steps for reconsideration & loan increases, and who is eligible for a targeted advance grant.
Program Ends December 31, 2021.

SBA Weekly Webinars

Tuesday, October 19 | 3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
First, hear about these Weekly Webinars for details on the subject and how to register. Secondly, learn how to get FREE expert help from SBA resource partners to start & grow your small business

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Matchmaking Event  

Selling to the Federal Government

Wednesday, October 20 | 3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Join us to learn how your small business can market its  goods or services to the Federal Government.

Financing Options Other Than EIDL

Wednesday, October 20 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
Learn about the various SBA funding options available for small businesses including the 7a and microloan program and the importance of building a banking relationship. 



Q&A with SBA:
Get Your Questions Answered

Thursday, October 21 | 3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Join an SBA representative in this open forum to get your small business questions answered!

October is Manufacturing Month! 

Looking to grow your business and increase profits by selling globally? Join the SBA, U.S. Census, U.S. Commercial Services, ExIm Bank, and MAP National Network throughout October to hear insights from exporting and manufacturing experts. This month-long Manufacturing webinar series starts on September 30th and continues every Thursday in October. 



OSHA 10-Hour Construction Class

Wednesday, October 27-Thursday, October 28 | 8:30am CDT | REGISTER
Classes cover OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to construction industry, and safety awareness to help in recognizing and reducing the risks of job site hazards. Participants who successfully complete all of the two-day in person or three-day online course will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction class completion card (typically within six to eight weeks).

Small Business Export Workshop

(Houston/South Florida District Office Joint Event)
Wednesday, October 27 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Want to start exporting your products or services globally? Join the SBA Houston and South Florida District Offices to hear from export experts about various related export topics. SBA has made it a priority to help small business exporters with several export loans specifically designed to expand into export activities.

Q&A for National Mentoring Day

Wednesday, October 27 | 11:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE
The SBA has several resource partners who can help your small business start, grow, expand or recover. Bring your questions and learn about your local resource partners – SBDC, GHWCC-WBC, WBEA-WBC, and SCORE Houston.

KPMG Virtual Informational Program
for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Thursday, October 28 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER
KPMG LLP is bringing a roundtable discussion of community partners
dedicated to supporting veteran entrepreneurs as they seek to launch, grow, and scale startups and small businesses. Join us for an introduction to key partners serving military-connected entrepreneurs in the Houston ecosystem and beyond, including Bunker Labs, the SBA, Texas A&M, JPMorgan Chase, and KPMG Spark.

Highlighting Women in STEAM

(in collaboration with the GHWCC Women's Business Center)
Monday, November 8 | 12:00pm CDT | 
This webinar will provide a firsthand panel discussion with women in STEAM and a presentation by SBA Deputy District Director Mark Winchester regarding the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs available to small firms who want to undertake scientific research that helps meet federal research and development objectives.

NVSBW Boots to Business Reboot

Wednesday, November 10 | 8:00am-4:00pm CDT | REGISTER
B2BR is a one-day 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). The course 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


Social Media and Digital Tools
to Grow Your Business Online

Wednesday, October 20 | 1:30pm CDT | REGISTER

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Starting an E-Commerce Business
from Scratch on Shopify

Thursday, October 21 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Design Your Business Plan 101 Series

Wednesday, October 20 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER

10 Steps to Building an Iconic Brand

Monday, October 18  | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


Identifying Who Buys Your Goods and Services in the Federal Government

Wednesday, October 20 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER

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