Upcoming SBA Houston Events

Houston District Office  - December 2021

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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, 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


Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Overview

  Wednesday, December 8 | 11:30am CDT | JOIN LIVE
Wednesday, December 15 | 11:30am 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 Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Thursday, December 9 | 10:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE

Surety Bonds

Does your business have: Limited Financial Resources? No Prior Bonded Work Experience? A Desire to Increase its Current Bond Limits?
This program can help your small business obtain contract, bid, performance, & payment bonds! Hear an overview of the program, benefits, how to find an authorized surety agent, and more!

Infrastructure Bill

The Infrastructure Bill:
Opportunities for Small Businesses

Thursday, December 9 | 1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE

Learn about the newly passed Infrastructure Bill and how small businesses can benefit with projects and opportunities. Listen to Tim Jeffcoat, SBA District Director, give an overview about the Bill and resources for business to know. 

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

A Variety of Topics FREE for 7j Eligible Companies: Firms located in HUBZone, an 8a Firm, Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business, a firm located in an area of high unemployment, or a Low-income Individual.

Workshop Details and Register

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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

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Helping Rural Small Businesses Gain Access to Capital

Tuesday, December 14 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join us to learn about SBA and USDA lending products and small business resources that can help you start or grow your rural business! This event is a must for entrepreneurs and small business owners in the agriculture industry who are looking to improve their access to capital and increase investment opportunities in rural areas.

Meet the Lender Breakout Sessions

Thursday, December 16 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER 
Are you READY to pursue financing to start or grow your business? Meet 3 SBA approved lending representatives in small break-out sessions. Attendees should be READY to talk to a lender (have a business plan/financials, etc.). Lenders will also discuss how they make loan decisions, and steps you can take to mitigate challenges to accessing capital. This virtual event will provide a stepping-stone to building a business banking relationship.


Join SBA in Honoring National Mentoring Month

Wednesday, January 19 | 10:30am CDT | REGISTER
The Houston District Office is linking up with local organizations including a 32-county servicing area, and other resource groups to bring more knowledge and connections to ensure that access to small business resources is presented in an easy-to-understand format to bridge the information gap for small businesses.

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Planning Your 2022
Social Media Strategy

Wednesday, December 8 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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What's Next for Small Businesses as COVID Capital Relief Funds Wind Down?

Tuesday, December 7 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Clinic

Thursday, December 9 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

WBEA Women's Business Center Logo

How to Get Noticed in
a Crowded Marketplace

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

GHWCC Women's Business Center Logo

How to Do Business with
the State of Texas

Tuesday, December 7 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER

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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE

Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov

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