Upcoming SBA Houston Events!

Houston District Office - August 2022

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Federal resources for small businesses

Join us for this upcoming series to get introduced and connected to federal resources that are available to help your small business start, grow, and expand!

Federal Resources Small
Businesses Should Know Series:

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Tuesday, August 23 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Are you interested in learning about intellectual property (IP) basics? In this webinar, you will be provided an overview of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the different types of IP (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights) and learn the importance of understanding each type. This session will include an overview of SBA resources and time for Q&A.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Tuesday, September 6 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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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Get Local Assistance

Wednesday, August 24 | 4:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Did you know? SBA and its network of partners offer free or low-cost counseling and training in your area. SBA programs can help you in all aspects of your business, even if you haven’t started. Join us to hear all about it at this virtual session on Teams.

The Asian Chamber of Commerce Business Conference

Thursday, August 25-Friday, August 26 | DETAILS
LOCATION: 2900 Briarpark Dr - Houston, TX 77042

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This year’s theme is “THE FLEXIBLE BUSINESS PLAYBOOK: How to Manage and Navigate the Economic Uncertainty”. Invited speakers will provide essential business tools and cover topics to help re-engage customers as local businesses manage the turbulent outlook through resiliency and use of innovative technology. On Friday, the 26th hear from SBA Region 6 Administrator Ted James and stop by the SBA Exhibit booth!

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Small Business Meetup in Richmond

Friday, August 26 | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: The Perfect Latte
7417 West Grand Parkway South #130 - Richmond, TX 77407
Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the US Small Business Administration Houston District Office, Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center, and 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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Resources and Estrategias for Global Market Éxito

Wednesday, August 31 | 1:00pm CDT |  REGISTER
Looking to grow your business and increase profits by selling globally? As the world reopens for business demand is high and opportunities abound. Whether you are already exporting and looking to grow or just getting started entering the global marketplace, this webinar is for you! Hear from two successful Hispanic-owned Small Business Exporters that have achieved global sales success as they share their global business experiences and learn about Federal resources form SBA and U.S. Commercial Service that can support your export growth.

Business Latina Expo

Jueves, 8 de septiembre | 9:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Bayou City Event Center - 9401 Knight Rd - Houston, TX 77045
Expande tus conexiones y el alcance de tu negocio durante la segunda edición de Business Latina Expo. Talleres educativos, exhibiciones culturales, networking y más.

Meet Your Local Community Navigator Spokes

Thursday, September 15 | 2:30pm CDT | REGISTER
The Community Navigator Pilot Program is an American Rescue Plan initiative designed to reduce barriers that underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs often face in accessing the programs they need to recover, grow, or start their businesses. Join us to learn about the local organizations that will be the ‘boots on the ground’ connecting small businesses to critical resources and assistance, including access to capital, contracting/procurement, marketing, operations, business development, exporting, and industry-specific training.

2022 Galveston Women’s Conference

Friday, September 16 | 7:30am-5:00pm CDT | DETAILS
Moody Gardens Convention Center
1 Hope Blvd. - Galveston, TX 77554

Hosted by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Galveston Women's Conference is a day-long educational event celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit. The conference celebrates, inspires and motivates women to strive for the best in both their personal and professional lives. Attendees will leave feeling energized, inspired and prepared to face life’s challenges and surprises. Don't forget to visit the SBA Houston exhibit booth to learn how we help small businesses start and grow.

En Sus Marcas, Listos, Adelante en Negocio

Martes, 20 de Septiembre | 9:00am-11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Houston Community College - Southeast
301 N. Drennan St. - Houston, TX 77003
En colaboración con la Cámara de Comercio de Houston East End y Regions Bank. ¿Quiere iniciar o hacer crecer su propia pequeña empresa? Este taller ayudará a los empresarios nuevos y aspirantes a lanzar una idea de negocio y comprender los pasos para construir un negocio que esté listo para el crédito. La información se presenta simplemente en tres módulos, ¡todo en solo un día!

Meet the Lender for the Transportation Industry

Thursday, September 22 | 10:00am-11:30am CDT | REGISTER
Are you READY to pursue financing to start or grow your trucking business? Meet 3 SBA approved lending representatives who lend to the trucking/transportation 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.

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Access to Capital:
Small Business Lending Panel

Wednesday, August 24 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Katy Area Chamber
(814 East Ave. Suite G - Katy, TX 77493)

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Make My Business Plan Bankable

Tuesday, August 23 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Fourth Friday Small Business Coffee Chat

Friday, August 26 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Laws of Exceptional Leadership: How to Motivate Your Team and Inspire Action

Monday, August 22 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER



How to Do Business
with the State of Texas

Wednesday, August 24 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER

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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the National Resource Guide HERE
Descarga la Guía Nacional de Recursos (en español) AQUÍ

Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov

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