Upcoming SBA Houston Events

Houston District Office  - January 2022

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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

Nomination Deadline: January 11, 2022

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!

Click for District and National Guidelines and Forms



Business Smart Series:
Ready, Set, GO in Business!

This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit-ready. The information is laid out in three modules.

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SET
: Essentials of Becoming Credit-Ready
Tuesday, January 11 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER

GO
: Additional Support & Resources
Tuesday, January 18 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Q&A with SBA:
Get Your Questions Answered

Tuesday, January 11 | 3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Join an SBA representative in this open forum to get your small business questions answered!


SBA Certification Programs +
Resources You Need to Know!

Wednesday, January 12 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Did you know? The U.S. government is the largest customer in the world, buying all types of products and services from small businesses. Increase your chance of winning a government contract through SBA certification programs and learn about SBA resources that are available to guide you through the process! This session will include Q&A.


New Year, New Business (3 Part Webinar Series)

Start off your 2022 year with this three-part webinar series. Join us to learn about our SBA Resources, business entities, and how to access funding!

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SBA Resources Every Small
Business Needs to Know About

Thursday, January 13 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join your local SBA team to learn about the SBA resources available to you as a small business! This session will include an overview of our SBA services, the SBA Learning Center, our SBA Houston website, and a brief overview of our resource partners. This session will include Q&A.


UPCOMING IN THIS SERIES:


Choosing the Right
Business Entity!
Wednesday, January 19
1:00pm CDT | REGISTER


Meet the Lender
Breakout Sessions
Tuesday, January 25
10:00am CDT | REGISTER


Did You Know
SBA Loans Improve Cashflow?

Thursday, January 13 | 11:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE
Join this meeting to learn the benefits of an SBA loan and how it can lower the equity injection for start-up businesses and towards the purchase of equipment and owner-occupied real estate. You don’t want to miss this session.

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Business resources for veterans


Information for Persons Forming a Veteran-Owned Business from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2025

Effective January 1, 2022, you may again form a "new veteran-owned business" as defined by Senate Bill 938 (87th Reg., 2021). A new veteran-owned business is not subject to certain filing fees and the Texas franchise tax until the earlier of the fifth anniversary of the entity's existence or the date the business ceases to qualify as a new veteran-owned business. 

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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 for More Info & to Apply


The UTRGV Veterans Business Outreach Center
in partnership with The Worklife Institute presents

Entrepreneurship & Franchising for Veterans

Wednesday, February 2 | 2:00-4:00pm CDT | In-Person Event
Location: 1900 St. James Place, Suite 880 - Houston, Tx 77056
Find out if you really are an entrepreneur and if franchising is right for you!
Call to RSVP: (713) 266-2456


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The Infrastructure Bill:
Opportunities for Small Businesses

Tuesday, January 18 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join SBA Houston and Port Houston to 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 businesses to know.

 

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.


Diversifying Your Contracting Portfolio

Thursday, January 27 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Learn how to market your company to do business with various government agencies. Hear from experts about doing business with the U.S. federal government, City of Houston, University of Houston, and Harris County. The event will feature a panel of successful businesses who will share their insights into how they navigated different agency requirements.


How Limited is the Liability of Your LLC?

Thursday, February 3 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
We know that a primary benefit of forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is to protect the personal assets of the business owner from the risks that arise in the business, but how complete is that protection? Join SBA and SCORE Houston to learn the differences between liabilities and which can/cannot be limited, what steps business owners can take to minimize exposure, and more. This session will include Q&A.


Join SBA in Honoring African American History Month

Wednesday, February 9 | 10:30am CDT | REGISTER
SBA is hosting a multi-district event (Dallas, Houston, Louisiana) with 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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B2B Online Strategies

Thursday, January 13 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER

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How to Be Prepared for Filing
Your Business Tax Return

Tuesday, January 11 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Tools to Elevate Your Business:
The Basics of Digital Marketing

Thursday, January 13 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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How to Get Ready for a Business Loan

Monday, January 10 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Market Research for Small
Businesses Selling to Big Buyers

Thursday, January 13 | 12:00pm 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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