Upcoming SBA Houston Events!

Houston District Office  - November 2021

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Happy Thanksgiving

SBA is Thankful for America's Small Businesses!

If you are thinking about starting or growing your small business,
tap into the SBA resources that can help!

SBA loves small businesses

Shop Small on Saturday, November 27, 2021
for Small Business Saturday!

Saturday, November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business.

Illustration of a trophy with the following text, 2022 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. Visit sba.gov/nsbw

Nominate Your Business for a
SBA National Small Business Week Award!

Did you know, businesses can self-nominate to receive an award during SBA National Small Business Week? Nomination categories include Minority Business Owner of the Year, Veteran Owned Business of the Year, Woman Owned Business of the Year, and many more!

Join us for an Upcoming Webinar that will explain the details:

Wednesday, November 24
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Tuesday, November 30
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Wednesday, December 8
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Wednesday, December 15
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Wednesday, December 22
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
11:00am CDT | REGISTER


Improve Your Cash Flow

Access to Capital:
What You Need to Know!

Tuesday, November 23 | 10:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE
Join us to ask the SBA about the various SBA funding options available for small businesses. The SBA will also discuss how to overcome challenges to accessing funding. The SBA works with approved lenders and community development financial institutions to offer loans to help small businesses start, grow, and expand.  


COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Overview

Tuesday, November 23 | 12:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
Tuesday, November 30 | 12:00pm 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.

Rice Business Veterans Business Battle

2022 Veteran Business Battle

EVENT DATE: April 22-23, 2022

Each year, the event gives invited military veterans an opportunity to pitch business ideas to investors and lenders for a chance to raise capital.  Also, attend workshops, connect with resources and learn from other entrepreneurial success stories. APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 5, 2022.

Click HERE for More Information & to Apply

The Catalyst 7(j) Technical & Management
Workshops for November 2021

7j Eligible Companies: Firms located in HUBZone, an 8a Firm, or firm is located in an area of high unemployment, meaning that my counties OR metropolitan area’s annualized unemployment rate exceeds the national annualized unemployment rate.



Small Business Exporting in Asia and Beyond

Thursday, December 2 | 6:00pm CDT | DETAILS & REGISTER
Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the United States, and two-thirds of the world's purchasing power is elsewhere. The U.S.'s economic destiny lies in the Indo–Pacific where trade can help revitalize U.S.–Asia relations as well as the domestic U.S. economy.  This event, in collaboration with Asia Society Texas, will help small business owners learn how to work with local agencies and organizations for their trade needs- including SBA, U.S. Commercial Services, and EXIM Bank.

Resource Partner Events


Website Conversion Optimization

Thursday, December 2 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER


Work Smarter, Not Harder:
How to Systematically DO the Highest Value Activities in Your Business

Tuesday, November 30 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Tools to Elevate Your Business:
Website Design & E-Commerce

Wednesday, December 1 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER


 How to Get Noticed in a Crowded Marketplace: 3 Marketing Mistakes Most Small Businesses Make

Monday, December 6  | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


Identifying Who Buys Your Goods and Services in the Federal Government

Tuesday, November 30 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER


Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE

Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov