Workshops, Webinars, Events - OH MY!

Houston District Office - July 2022

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Small Business Meetup for the Vietnamese Community

Wednesday, July 27 | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Bo Ne Houston
11169 Beechnut Street, Suite L - Houston, TX 77072
Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the US Small Business Administration Houston District Office, Small Business Development Center, SCORE, and East West Bank 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.

Houston Programs to Help Your Business Grow

Thursday, July 28 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join us for this panel discussion to learn about the various business development programs throughout Houston that are available to small businesses. Panel will include representatives from: City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity Build Up Houston Program, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Port Houston OpPORTunity U Program, and the University of Houston SURE℠ Program. This session will include Q&A.

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Lender Matchmaking
Pitch Your Businesses
Financial Needs to SBA-Approved Lenders!  

Wednesday, July 27 | 8:30am-12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
555 Community College Drive (Codwell Hall)
Lending institutions that lend in the Houston District (including traditional lenders, credit unions, microlenders, certified minority development institutions, and CDCs) 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.

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Conozca al prestamista

Jueves, 28 de julio | 10:00am-1:00pm CDT | REGISTRARSE

Evento en colaboración con la Camara de Empresarios Latinos Houston
SBDC Houston - 1455 West Loop South, 9th Floor - Houston, TX 77027
Informese de los programas de SBA y de la ayuda a pequeños negocios del Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas (SBDC por sus siglas en inglés). Este evento incluirá reuniones individuales con prestamistas de la SBA para aprender cómo puede prepararse para obtener un préstamo comercial y sobre los varios requisitos de prestamistas locales.

Small Business Works 2022:
Navigating Equity in Procurement

Hosted by the General Services Administration
Tuesday, July 26-Wednesday, July 27 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

Federal Building

This two-day virtual event will provide training opportunities for the small business community and Federal acquisition workforce. Join GSA to learn about upcoming federal contracting opportunities and doing business with GSA, while expanding your network at the GSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s National Small Business Training and Matchmaking event.

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Estructuras Legales para Negocios

Martes, 9 de agosto | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Conozca las diferencias entre las estructuras legales comerciales (LLC, Corporación, etc.) para protegerse a usted y a su empresa. Esta sesión incluirá tiempo para preguntas e información relacionada con recursos gratuitos para obtener más ayuda.

Boots to Business Reboot

Wednesday, August 10-Thursday, August 11 | 8:00am-12:00pm CDT
LOCATION: University of Houston SBDC
1455 West Loop South, Suite B - Houston, TX 77027

The 2-Half Day 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. REGISTRATION STEPS: To gain access to this class, you must follow this TWO-STEP Process 1. Register for this exact class through the portal. 2. Contact SBA at 713-773-6531 / to confirm class registration.

2022 WBEA Women's Business Conference

August 10-11 | 8:30am-4:00pm CDT | DETAILS & REGISTER
LOCATION: Virtual & Texas Women’s University - 6700 Fannin Street
This Conference provides a platform for brand extension and supplier development while linking women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other women-owned businesses for the primary purpose of increasing opportunity, creating connections and building strong business relationships.

Meet the Lender for Restaurants- Virtual Event

Wednesday, August 10 | 10:00am-11:45am CDT | REGISTER
Are you READY to pursue financing to start or grow your restaurant operation? Meet 3 SBA approved lending representatives who lend to this industry in small break-out sessions. Lenders will discuss how they 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. Also, meet with SBA Resource Partners who provide business advising at no-cost.

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Wednesday, August 10 | 1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
CALL-IN (Audio ONLY): 202-765-1264 | ID: 319 644 636#
Does your business have:  Limited financial resources?  No prior bond 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! 

Prepare for Hurricane Season with
SBA Disaster Assistance

Thursday, August 18 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join the SBA Houston District Office and the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance to learn how to prepare and about low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters that may be affected by a natural disaster - such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. Session will include Q&A.

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 simply in 3 modules:

READY: Basics of Business Startup
Tuesday, August 23 | 11:30am CDT |
SET: Essentials of Becoming Credit-Ready
Wednesday, August 24 | 11:30am CDT |
GO: Additional Support & Resources
Thursday, August 25 | 11:30am CDT |

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Starting a Business - Part I

Wednesday, July 27 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Brazosport College SBDC
(500 College Drive - Lake Jackson, TX 77566)

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Digital Marketing Clinic: Strong Website Strategies for Effective E-Commerce

Wednesday, July 27 | 6:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Design Your Business Plan Course

Tuesday, August 2 - Wednesday, September 28

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How to Establish Your Business
and Improve Business Credit

Monday, August 15 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


Avoiding Contractor's Most
Common Bid Protest Mistakes

Thursday, July 28 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the National Resource Guide HERE
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