Upcoming SBA Houston Events!

Houston District Office - April 2022

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National Small Business Week 2022 celebrates the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback.

Join SBA during the NSBW virtual summit as we share tools and information that entrepreneurs need to further power our economic growth, strengthen our supply chains, and deliver the products and services Americans depend on every day.

Meet the Lender Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, May 3 | 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.

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SBA Disaster Assistance

Tuesday, May 3 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER


Join the SBA Houston District Office and the Port of Houston to learn about low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses and residents affected by a declared disaster.  Businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters affected by declared disasters, including natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires may be eligible and need to be prepared.

SBA Small Business
Meetup in Pasadena

Friday, May 6 | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Savannah Café and Bakery
5968 Fairmont Parkway #F - Pasadena, TX 77505

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Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the SBA Houston District Office and SBA's Resource Partner Network (San Jacinto College Small Business Development Center & SCORE) will be available to answer your questions. Learn how SBA programs and resources can help you succeed! Session will be informative and allow for networking and Q&A.

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Preparando su negocio para
solicitar un préstamo

Viernes, 6 de Mayo | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Conozca los conceptos básicos para prepararse para solicitar un préstamo comercial para su negocio

Financial Fundamentals Series

VIRTUAL series for Texas veteran & military-connected small business owners. Get connected with the knowledge, resources, and community to assist your small business in accessing capital! Hosted by UTAComNav, a selected spoke awardee for the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program.

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Wednesdays at 11:00am CDT

SBA Financing Options
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Community Connection
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7j Management & Technical Assistance Training

APRIL-JUNE Offerings by Gabriel Enterprises: DETAILS & REGISTER
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. 


SBA is seeking public comments on a proposed rule that would revise the employee-based small business size standards for businesses in nine North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) sectors. The proposed changes in nine sectors, including manufacturing and transportation, will enable more mid-sized businesses to regain small business status and allow current small businesses to retain small business status for a longer period, thereby allowing them to benefit from SBA’s procurement and loan programs.


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SBA 8(a) Business Development Certification Program

Tuesday, May 10 | 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.

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Expanda su Negocio Exportando
sus Productos y Servicios

Miércoles, 11 mayo | 10:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE

El 96% de consumidores viven fuera de los EE. UU. y dos tercios del poder adquisitivo del mundo se encuentra en países extranjeros. Si usted es propietario de una pequeña empresa y sueña con exportar sus productos o servicios a mercados internacionales, ¡no se pierda este webinario!

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Tuesday, May 17 | 10:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE 
or CALL-IN (audio only): 202-765-1264 | ID: 667 865 58#
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! 

SBA Grants, Counseling, and Financing to
Facilitate Global Market Sales

Tuesday, May 17 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
As businesses emerge from a global pandemic, demand for U.S. products and services is on the rise. The SBA has resources that can help you take advantage of these opportunities. This webinar will feature three successful small business exporters that have utilized Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counseling and SBA export promotion resources to grow global sales. Whether you are new to export or currently exporting and looking to grow your sales, this webinar is for you!

Doing Business with NASA

Wednesday, May 18 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and Office of Procurement (OP) to hear an overview of how to do business with NASA and for a deep dive into NASA’s Product Service Lines (PSLs).

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in Indonesia, Singapore & Japan

Hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service and the National
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Wednesday, May 18 | 7:00pm CDT | REGISTER
This webinar will help U.S. companies gain knowledge on the growing advanced manufacturing opportunities in Indonesia, Singapore and Japan and learn about business development activities that can help them successfully enter these markets, including the upcoming October Trade Mission opportunity.

Lender Matchmaking: 
Pitch Your Business'
Financial Needs to SBA-Approved Lenders!

Tuesday, May 24 | 8:30am-12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: HCC Alief Hayes Campus- 2811 Hayes Road
(Main Building, 3rd Floor, Room A319)
Representatives from several banks, certified development companies, and alternative lending sources will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding for small businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to pitch their financing needs to multiple lenders in scheduled, one-on-one 15-minute sessions! Also, meet SBA Houston District Office representatives and engage with SBA's Resource Partner network who provide free one-on-one business advising.

Both Sides to the 5 C’s of Credit

Wednesday, May 25 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join us to learn about how the 5 C’s affect you when obtaining credit and when you are ready to provide credit terms to your customers! The SBA will explain the 5 C’s of Credit which are used by all lenders when making a loan decision. NACM Southwest will then review how you can use another 5 C’s of Credit to assist with extending credit to your clients.

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Join the Gulf Coast SBDC in Celebrating National Small Business Week


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SCORE/SBA Houston District
Small Business Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, May 4 | 10:30am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Westin Galleria, Grand Ballroom

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How to Get WBENC
WBE Certified

Friday, May 6 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Greater Houston
Conference for Women 2022

Thursday, May 5 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Westin Galleria


MD Anderson HUB Construction Contractor Guide Presentation

Tuesday, May 10 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE
Download the National Resource Guide HERE

Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov

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