Join us for an Upcoming SBA Houston Event!

Houston District Office  - October 2021

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan

COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loans
and Grants for Houston Small Businesses

(in collaboration with City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity)
Monday, November 1 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
In the webinar, learn from subject matter experts from your local SBA Houston District Office as we explain the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL), the Targeted EIDL Advance and Supplemental Targeted Advance Programs. These COVID Relief Programs are focused on helping hard-hit small businesses and non-profits—especially those in low-income communities.
Program Ends December 31, 2021.

COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Overview

Tuesday, October 26 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
Wednesday, November 3 | 11:00am 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.

Ready, Set, Go  

Business Smart Series

(in collaboration with City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity)

 Tuesday, October 26 | 10:00am CDT
READY: Basics of Starting a Business

Wednesday, October 27 | 2:00pm CDT
SET: Essentials of Becoming Credit Ready

Thursday, October 28 | 10:00pm CDT
GO: Additional Support & Services

Doing Business with our Federal Agencies:
Navigating the Maze of Federal Contracting

 (hosted by the Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum)
Tuesday, October 26 | 11:00am-1:00pm CDT | 
Participating Representatives will discuss how to effectively do business with their Agencies while reviewing available 2022 Fiscal Year Budgets and upcoming business opportunities. Organizations include SBA, FFA, GSA, NASA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, HUD, VA, and PTAC.  

Ask the Houston District Office

Tuesday, October 26 | 3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Join this weekly call with the HDO team to hear answers to commonly asked questions about COVID EIDL, PPP forgiveness, federal contracting, loans for start-ups, and other small business resources! 

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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.

  Illustration of two people and a laptop with the following text, National Mentoring Day, October 27, 2021. The SBA logo is at the bottom.


Veteran Women Support Group Session

Wednesday, October 27 | 3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Calling all women veterans! Join an SBA representative in this open forum to get your small business questions answered!

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).

Q&A for Underserved Communities

Thursday, October 28 | 11:30am CDT | REGISTER
Calling all underserved communities! Join an SBA representative in this open forum to get your small business questions answered!


Join SBA at the Franchise Expo!

Friday, October 29 - Saturday, October 30 | @NRG Center

The SBA Houston District office will be hosting the following sessions:
Friday, October 29 | 12:00pm CDT
Access to Capital for your Franchise Business

Saturday, October 30 | 1:30pm CDT
SBA Programs & Resources to Help Start/Grow your Franchise

Also explore a variety of other seminars throughout the 2-day event and network with industry-leading franchise brands and resources. 

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. 



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.

National Veterans Small Business Week 2021

Q&A for Veterans

Wednesday, November 3 | 3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
SBA is available for our Veterans. Join an SBA representative in this open forum to get your small business questions answered!

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.

KPMG Virtual Informational Program
for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 18 | 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.

Resource Partner Events


2021 Labor and Employment
Law Compliance

(In-person at San Jacinto College SBDC)
Tuesday, October 26 | 10:30am CDT | REGISTER

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2021 Year-End Tax Planning
for Your Business

Thursday, November4 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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How to Get WBENC WBE
& WOSB Certified

Friday, November 5 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

Creating a Living, Lifestyle
and Legacy with Franchising

Monday, October 25  | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


GSA Multiple Award Schedule:
Is it Right for Your Company?

Thursday, October 28 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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