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Houston District Office  - February 2022

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Houston Tech Rodeo Roadshow (Feb. 27- Mar. 5)

Concentrated along the METRO Red Line, the Houston Tech Rodeo Roadshow provides unrivaled access to the Houston startup ecosystem. Saddle up for five days of community-driven content designed to connect, develop, and showcase Houston innovation.


Join the SBA Houston District Office at these Tech Rodeo Events:

Mentor Meetup Networking & Panel Event

Wednesday, March 2 | 4:00pm CDT | @HCC Central


Born Global Summit

Friday, March 4 | 9:00am-1:00pm CDT | @UH-Downtown Auditorium

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The Importance of Classifying Employees

Monday, February 28 | 11:30am CDT | REGISTER

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 Join the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, DOL-Wage & Hour Division, and Internal Revenue Service to learn the importance of properly classifying employees and the implications for misclassification and what to do if you have questions.


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Dinero y recursos para su negocio

Martes, 1 de Marzo | 10:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE

Un evento de colaboración entre las oficinas de la SBA en Houston, San Antonio, Nuevo México y El Paso. Escuche a los representantes de la Agencia de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA) sobre cómo obtener dinero para su negocio y acceder a recursos gratuitos para comenzar y crecer. ¡También aprenderá de dueños de negocios exitosos sobre su camino hacia el espíritu empresarial!


Meet the Lender Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, March 2 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Are you a startup or existing business ready to pursue financing? Meet three SBA approved lending representatives and an SBA resource partner in four break-out sessions. These lenders and resource partner will discuss how lenders 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.


SBA Resources Every Small
Business Needs to Know About

Tuesday, March 1 | 12:00pm 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.

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Coffee with SBA and the Colombian Embassy:
US-Colombia Trade Opportunities

Wednesday, March 2 | 1:00pm-3:00pm CDT | AGENDA & REGISTER

World Trade Month  

Join Isabella Casillas Guzman- Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and H.E. Juan Carlos Pinzón- Colombia’s Ambassador to the U.S. for a celebration of the 200th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Colombia and the 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.


3rd Annual Houston
Business Matchmaker

Friday, March 4 | 8:45am-3:30pm CDT
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This virtual event will provide small business owners from all industries the opportunity to connect with prime contractors, large businesses, local, state, and federal agencies. During pre-scheduled, one-on-one, 15-minute virtual sessions, small business suppliers/sellers will have the opportunity to demonstrate how they can meet the needs of participating buyers by providing detailed information of their services and capabilities. Matches will be based on buyer requirements and supplier/seller capabilities to ensure quality meetings. A variety of webinars will also be available throughout the event.


Business resources for veterans


Veteran's Business Outreach Center "On the Road"

February 28-March 4 | March 7-10 | March 14-18 | March 21-25
By Appointment Only | Worklife Institute
To set-up an Appointment: Call 956-665-8931 or Email vboc@utrgv.edu
UTRGV VBOC will be at the Worklife Institute providing one-on-one business counseling to all veterans and spouses interested in starting or growing a small business or seeking information. Reserve your session now! 


Harris County Precinct 2 Veterans Resource Virtual Fair

Thursday, March 3 | 2:00pm-4:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Harris County Precinct 2 in partnership with the Veterans Land Board invite you to learn about the resources and opportunities available for Texas veterans and their families.


Entrepreneur Training Program for Veterans

Begins March 3 - held every Thursday until March 24
6:00pm CDT | Worklife Institute |  Call 713-266-2456 to RSVP
Join the UTRGCV VBOC 4-session program covering introduction to entrepreneurship, legal structures, business planning & marketing feasibility, introduction to financial statements & basic accounting, financing, and resources in your area. Eligibility is required.


Boots to Business Reboot

Wednesday, March 9 | 8:00am–4:00pm CDT | REGISTER
B2B Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active-Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate.


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Women Accessing Capital: Virtual Meet the Lender

Hosted by the WBEA Women's Business Center & SBA
Tuesday, March 8 | 9:00am-12:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Hear from and engage with multiple participating SBA Lenders including banks, micro-lenders, and community development financial institutions (CDFIs). The objective is for attendees to: Increase awareness of financial institutions and what they offer, learn what a microloan is and how it differs from traditional loans, learn what terms and interest rates are available, the steps to apply for a loan and documentation required, and connect with SBA Community Resource Partners.


SBA + USDA: Helping Rural Small
Businesses Gain Access to Capital

Thursday, March 10 |11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join us to learn about SBA and USDA lending products and small business resources that can help your rural business! This event will discuss the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative, the Food Supply Chain (FSC) Guaranteed Loan Program, and the Rural Energy Pilot Program (REPP) Grant! This session will include Q&A.


SBA 8(a) Business Development Certification Program

Tuesday, March 22 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Working with the Federal Government – Presented by the Minority Business Development Agency and SBA. 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. Hear from the experts. 


Resources for Veteran Owned Small Businesses

Tuesday, March 29 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Learn about federal programs that help veteran-owned small businesses access federal contract awards, counseling and surplus property from the federal government.  


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Doing Business with H-E-B 

Wednesday, March 2 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Business Planning

Wednesday, March 2 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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How to Get WBENC WBE Certified

Friday, March 4 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Steps to Create a Business Plan

Monday, February 28 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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How to Use Contract Opportunities Found on SAM.gov

Friday, March 4 | 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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