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Small Business Export Workshop

May 19, 2016 • Continue Reading »

Thursday, June 9, 2016
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Small Business Development Center
2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002

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8:30-9:00 Registration & Networking
9:00-9:10 Welcome Remarks
9:10-9:25 Marketing Your Products and Services Globally
9:30-9:45 SBA Export Loan Programs
9:45-10:00 Break
10:05-10:20 How You Can Get Your Loan Package or Get Assistance with
Your Export Loan
10:25-10:40 Getting Paid & Managing Risk
10:45-11:00 Moving Your Export Product from Port to its Destination
11:05-11:20 Is Your Product Ready for Export? Hear the process
11:25-11:40 Q&A and Networking
12:30 Workshop Adjourns

U.S. Small Business Administration will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Sonia Maldonado (713) 773-6554. All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.

SBA: Learn How to Access SBA Loan Programs and Services (Spanish)

May 19, 2016 • Continue Reading »

What does SBA offer to small business owners? SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. The programs are varied and the qualifications for each are specific. SBA can help guarantee a loan with a lender, third party lender, guarantee a bond, or help find venture capital.

Understanding how SBA works is the first step towards receiving assistance.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
9:30 am to 12 noon

U.S. Small Business Adminstration
IRS – Alliance Tower
8701 S. Gessner
12th Floor Conference Room #1206
Houston, TX 77074
Contact: Sonia Maldonado, Lender Relations Specialist, 713-773-6554

Registration is required. Limited seating.
Register now!

Accepting Applications for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Fall Class

May 17, 2016 • Continue Reading »

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Goldman Sachs is currently accepting applications for Cohort 17 for the Fall Session beginning September 2016.
The application deadline for the Fall Cohort is Tuesday June 21, 2016.

Super Bowl Business Connect program extends deadline to May 31

May 17, 2016 • Continue Reading »

Houston SuperbowlExperienced and motivated Houston business owners and entrepreneurs will be offered an opportunity to participate in the process to bid for contracts with the NFL’s Super Bowl LI contractors and special event producers, and the Houston Super Bowl Host committee. As a part of The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s commitment to offer economic opportunities to local businesses, Houston Super Bowl Host Committee will implement Business Connect, one of the NFL’s signature programs.

Business Connect is the NFL’s supplier diversity program designed to connect diverse, local businesses to contracting opportunities related to the Super Bowl. The program’s goal is to increase opportunities for qualified, experienced and certified local enterprises to conduct Super Bowl business, as well as to support individual business growth through networking events, educational and capacity-building programs.

Houston’s Business Connect initiative is a competitive program with opportunities running throughout the year and culminating during Super Bowl LI.

The Business Connect Program is open to businesses in the Greater Houston area that are certified in one or more of the following categories:

  • Minority-Owned Enterprise (MBE)
  • Woman-Owned Enterprise (WBE)
  • Disabled Veteran-Owned Enterprise (DVBE)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender-Owned Enterprise (LGBTE)

Participation in the Business Connect Program requires businesses to be at least 51% owned in one of the certification categories and have its organizational headquarters or an established office in the Greater Houston area. Additionally, businesses must be in operation for a minimum of three years at the time of application and provide goods and services in one or more of our requested Business Categories.

The following are some examples of the areas of need:

  • Audio Visual
  • Barricades
  • Catering, Restaurants, Food and Beverage
  • Entertainment
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Florist/Flowers
  • Furniture
  • Golf Carts
  • Signs and Banners
  • Tenting

Please complete a brief registration form to see if your business meets the qualifications for the Business Connect program. The process closes on May 31, 2016. Visit the link at http://www.housuperbowl.com/business-connect

Northfield I & II Subdivision Newsletter, May 2016

May 15, 2016 • Continue Reading »

The May edition of the Northfield I & II Subdivision News is available for download. It contains 12 pages of community events and information that are occurring around the area. If you have community news that you would like to place in our newsletter, feel free to contact vlsanders5@sbcglobal.net.

Download the PDF

Super Bowl Business Connect program accepts applications until May 31

May 11, 2016 • Continue Reading »

The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL continue to accept applications from Greater Houston area business owners interested in procuring goods and services for Super Bowl LI. Participation in the Business Connect program is open to certified businesses with 51% ownership by a minority, woman, disabled veteran or LGBT individual that have been in operation for 3 or more years and provide a good or service requested for Super Bowl LI events. For more information on the program, certification partners and to complete an application, please visit www.housuperbowl.com/business-connect. The application process will close on May 31, 2016.

The following are the areas of need:

  • Audio Visual
  • Barricades
  • Catering, Restaurants, Food and Beverage
  • Entertainment
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Florist/Flowers
  • Furniture
  • Golf Carts
  • Signs and Banners
  • Tenting

BusinessConnect with Super Bowl

April 20, 2016 • Continue Reading »

SuperBowl_BusinessConnectSuper Bowl LI Business Connect is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to link diverse Houston suppliers to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl LI. The program’s intent is to provide networking, educational and other business development opportunities to encourage greater business success for each participant.

For more than a decade, Business Connect has successfully connected diverse businesses in the local host community to Super Bowl procurement, networking, educational and business development opportunities.

Super Bowl LI Business Connect is open to certified minority, woman, disabled veteran, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender owned qualified, diverse businesses based in the Houston area.

Qualified, diverse businesses must register by April 30, 2016 to participate in the program’s contracting opportunities through Business Connect as well as the program’s Playbook for Success Workshop educational series, which will be presented in the fall of 2016.

Download the flyer to learn more about the program.

Luncheon Forum: U.S. and Houston Economic Outlook by Mark Vitner, April 28

April 18, 2016 • Continue Reading »

US and Houston Economic Outlook

As part of our luncheon series, American Turkic Business Council in partnership with the French American Chamber of Commerce and Asian Chamber of Commerce is hosting Mr. Mark Vitner, Senior Economist at Wells Fargo.

Mr. Vitner will present the data information of the U.S. and Houston Economic Outlook as well as his visions and forecasts.

Date: Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $25
RSVP: http://atbcapril28.eventbrite.com
Venue: Turquoise Center
9301 W. Bellfort Ave.,
Houston, TX 77031

For sponsorship opportunities or more information, please contact Denise Ben at denise@ttacc.org.

ATBC Small Business Outreach Featuring: SBA Director Tim Jeffcoat, April 26

April 18, 2016 • Continue Reading »

ATBC Small Business Outreach

The American Turkic Business Council in partnership with the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce is hosting a small business outreach where keynote speaker SBA Director Tim Jeffcoat will speak.

Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: $25
RSVP: https://atbcsmallbusinessoutreach.eventbrite.com
Venue: Turquoise Center
9301 W. Bellfort Ave.,
Houston, TX 77031

Please note dinner will be served during the event.

For sponsorship opportunities or more information, please contact Denise Ben at denise@ttacc.org

Panel Discussion Luncheon: Houston Real-Estate Investment Opportunities

February 10, 2016 • Continue Reading »

Panel

American Business Turkic Council dba Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Cathay Bank, Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and German American Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a panel discussion luncheon focusing on Houston real-estate investment opportunities.

The Panel will be lead by Mr. John Guess, III, Mr. Brooks Ballard, and Ms. Ming Burdett.

Date: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
RSVP: https://ttaccrealestatepanel.eventbrite.com
Location: Turquoise Center, 9301 W Bellfort Ave., Houston, TX 77031