UPDATE - Feb 9th: Small Business Resources for Black-Owned Small Businesses

Houston District Office  - February 2022

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African American Month

Small Business Resources for
Black-Owned Small Businesses

Wednesday, February 9 | 10:30am CDT |  REGISTER

Join SBA in honoring African American History Month! SBA is committed to supporting the development and growth of minority-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs from underserved communities.

SBA is hosting a multi-district (Dallas, Houston, Louisiana), 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. 

Join to learn about Counseling, Access to Capital, Contracting Opportunities, Business tips, and more.

Hear from two curated panels during the session - a resource panel and a small business panel. Session will include Q&A.

Edward "Ted" James, SBA Region 6 Administrator Headshot


Keynote Speaker:

Edward "Ted" James
Region 6 SBA South Central Administrator

Welcome Addresses Include:

Tim Jeffcoat - 
Houston District Director

Herb Austin - Dallas District Director

Michael Ricks - New Orleans District Director


Moderators for the Panel Discussions Include:

Resource Panel:
Ahmad Goree
Lead Economic Development Specialist - 
Dallas District Office

Small Business Panel:
Winston Labbé
Lead Lender Relations Specialist - Houston District Office


Did You Know?

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week nearly a century ago. First celebrated during the second week of February 1926 - that week would continue to be set aside for the event until 1976 when it was expanded to a month. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed February as National African American History Month.

The following facts are made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau’s surveys.

46.9 million

The Black or African American alone or in combination population in the United States in 2020


The number of Black-owned employer businesses in the United States in 2019

3.2 million

The number of Black civilian military veterans in the United States nationwide in 2019

Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

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Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov