Houston District Office – September 2022

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Federal resources for small businesses

Federal Resources Small
Businesses Should Know Series:

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Tuesday, September 6 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join us to learn about the USDA lending products and small business resources that can help your rural business! This event will discuss the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative and the Food Supply Chain (FSC) Guaranteed Loan Program! This session will include an overview of SBA resources and time for Q&A.

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SBA’s HUBZone Program

Thursday, September 7 | 4:00pm CDT | REGISTER
SBA has made it easier for qualified small businesses to participate in the HUBZone program. HUBZone-certified businesses can compete for federal contract awards. Join us to hear about the HUBZone program qualifications

National Hispanic Heritage Month
En Espanol  

Business Latina Expo

Jueves, 8 de septiembre | 9:00am CDT | MÁS INFORMACIÓN

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.

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Take Your Business Global

Tuesday, September 13 | 10:00am-12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
HYBRID Event: Virtual via MS Teams OR In-Person at Lamar SBDC
(5091 Rolfe Christopher – Beaumont, TX 77705)
Do you want to start exporting your products or services globally? Join U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in collaboration with Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Lamar University to hear from export experts about various related export topics. Presenting organizations include Lamar University, SBA Office of International Trade, SBDC, EXIM Bank, U.S. Commercial Service, Port of Beaumont, and Port of Port Arthur.


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Cumbre Empresarial Hispana
(Hispanic Business Summit)

Jueves, 15 de septiembre | 9:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
The Ion (4201 Main Street – Houston, TX 77002)
Únase a la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA), la Universidad Bautista de Houston, Baker Ripley e Impact Hub para la Cumbre empresarial hispana anual. El evento incluirá información sobre el impacto del espíritu empresarial latino en Houston, historias de éxito de pequeñas empresas y un panel de prestamistas para obtener consejos sobre cómo acceder al capital empresarial. ¡Los asistentes también tendrán la oportunidad de relacionarse con otros propietarios de negocios y recursos comerciales locales!


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.


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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.


It’s Not IF, but WHEN?
Disaster Planning Fireside Chat

Thursday, September 22 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
It is not a question of IF there will be another…but WHEN the next disaster will happen. Join the Greater Southeast Management District (Houston Southeast) and the SBA Houston District Office to learn about how to prepare for a disaster. During this fireside chat, hear from representatives from SCORE Houston and the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance (who will discuss disaster preparation and low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses) and a local insurance agent (who will provide an industry perspective to prepare for a disaster). Session will include Q&A.


Fifth Ward Small Business Series:
Resources Every Small Business Should Know

Thursday, September 22 | 5:30pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: The DeLuxe Theater
(3303 Lyons Avenue – Houston, TX 77020)
Join SBA Houston and the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation to learn how to navigate through all the resources on the NEW and improved SBA Houston website! SBA Houston will provide an overview of the 4 main areas of service that the SBA provides to small businesses: sources of counseling, sources of capital, developing your business via federal contracts, and disaster assistance. This discussion will also include resource partners information and a brief overview of the SBA Learning Center.


Ready, Set, GO
in Business
Thursday, October 6
11:30am CDT | REGISTER


 Accessing Capital
Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 20
11:30am CDT | REGISTER


Houston Lender Matchmaker

Friday, September 23 | 8:45am-3:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join us for the first annual virtual Houston Lender Matchmaker that will provide small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with area lenders to pitch their financing needs. Over 50 lenders of all types will be available for one-on-one 15-minute meetings.


Tax Tips for Entrepreneurs Starting
and Operating a Business

Tuesday, September 27 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join SBA Houston and the Internal Revenue Service to learn about tax information for businesses, starting and operating a business, Employer Identification Number (EIN), and resources available to your small business. This session will include Q&A.


En Espanol  

Cafecito y Negocios

Miércoles, 28 de septiembre | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Blanca’s Café (241 N Milby St. # A – Houston, TX 77003)
¡Aprenda cómo los programas y recursos en Houston pueden ayudarlo a tener éxito! Los representantes de la Administración de Pequeños Negocios y varios recursos en Houston estarán disponibles para responder a sus preguntas. También tendrá la oportunidad de conocer a otros dueños de negocios locales.


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Recursos federales para pequeñas empresas

Miércoles, 28 de septiembre | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTRARSE
Conozca los recursos federales para su pequeña empresa, incluida la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas y el Departamento del Tesoro. Los asistentes también escucharán a empresarios que han utilizado recursos federales para iniciar o hacer crecer sus negocios. Este evento es una colaboración entre las oficinas de la SBA en Houston, El Paso, San Antonio, Nuevo México, Dallas, y Massachusetts durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana.


2022 Houston Veterans Expo:
Veterans Mean Business

Friday, September 30 | 7:00am-9:00pm CDT | DETAILS
LOCATION: HCC West Loop South
(5601 W Loop S. – Houston, TX 77081)
ATTN Veterans: Come for the networking and resources, stay for the camaraderie! Event will feature Veteran Business EXPO owners, corporate procurement officers, AND 11+ breakout sessions supporting veteran business owners and entrepreneurs provided by SCORE Houston Mentors, U.S. Small Business Administration, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Small Business Development Center, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council.


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Annual Luncheon & Business Expo

Friday, October 7 | 11:45am CDT | DETAILS
LOCATION: Hilton Americas Downtown
(1600 Lamar St. – Houston, TX 77010)
The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Luncheon & Business Expo highlights the Chamber’s work and its impact on our economy. The event features networking, remarks from local and national leaders, local exhibitors and entrepreneurs. Stop by and visit the SBA exhibit booth to learn about programs to help your business start, grow, and expand!

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Develop Your Dream

Tuesday, September 6 | 6:00pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Pasadena Public Library
4330 Fairmont Pkwy – Pasadena, TX 77504


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Introduction to Bookkeeping

Friday, September 9 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Formation Lab:
Limited Liability Company

Friday, September 16 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Knowledge is Power

Monday, September 12 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER




Setting Up Your QuickBooks Pro for DCAA Compliance (3-Part Series)

Tuesday, September 6 | 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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