Join Us for an Upcoming SBA Houston Event

Houston District Office  - January 2022

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Join SBA in Honoring National Mentoring Month

Wednesday, January 19 | 10:30am CDT | REGISTER
The Houston District Office is linking up with local organizations across the 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.


The Infrastructure Bill:
Opportunities for Small Businesses

Tuesday, January 18 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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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.



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

GO: Additional Support & Resources
Tuesday, January 18 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business.

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Were you unable to make the previous modules?

Email elizabeth.charles@sba.gov for the presentation slides. 


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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Choosing the Right Business Entity!

Wednesday, January 19 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Thinking of starting a business? Don’t know what business entity to choose? Join representatives from the SBA Houston District and SCORE Houston to understand the differences between the most common business entities and which is right for you! This session will include Q&A.


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Meet the Lender Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, January 25 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Preparándose para solicitar un préstamo

jueves 20 de enero | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Conozca los conceptos básicos para prepararse para solicitar un préstamo comercial para su negocio.


Understanding How to Access Capital

Thursday, January 20 | 7:00pm 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. The competitive terms help lower monthly payments as well. SBA 7a loans also mitigate weaknesses with collateral.


Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs


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.

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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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SBA Houston in partnership with Minority Development Agency presents

Unraveling the Mystery of 8(a) Certification

Tuesday, January 25 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
The federal government's goal is to award at least 5 percent of all federal contracting dollars to small, disadvantaged businesses each year. Before you can participate in the 8(a) Business Development program, you must be certified. The federal government fully defines who qualifies for the 8(a) program—including what counts as being socially and economically disadvantaged.


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.


HBJ’s Economic Forecast 2022

Thursday, February 17 | 10:00am CDT |  REGISTER
Register now for Houston Business Journal’s only economic forecast event of the year. This virtual event will feature experts in economy and business that will share their insights on the regional, state, and national economy for 2022, including SBA Houston District Director Tim Jeffcoat.


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Updates for the Use of COVID-19 Business Disaster Loans

Thursday, January 20 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Marketing Analytics for Decision Makers of Small and Midsize Businesses

Thursday, January 20 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Formation Lab:
Limited Liability Company

Friday, January 21 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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How to Get Noticed in a
Crowded Marketplace

Monday, January 24 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Pricing Successful Proposals
for Government Contracts

Tuesday, January 19 | 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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