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Conventional Financing for Your Tech Business

Monday, October 17 | 10:00am-12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
(4201 Main Street, Conference Room 28 – Houston, TX)
Did you know that conventional bank loans are a great option for many tech entrepreneurs? Business loans are common, non-dilutive, and often have flexibility advantages over other funding mechanisms. Over $1Bn in business loans were guaranteed by the SBA last year in Houston. They might be the best choice for your business! Attend this workshop to hear from SBA lenders interested in supporting the growing innovation ecosystem in Houston.


Houston District Office Monthly Information Series

Attend these monthly virtual sessions to learn about federal contracting, access to capital, business basics, and to connect with local support resources!

Money Mondays

Monday, October 17 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Hosted By: Lead Lender Relations Specialist Winston Labbé
Session Topic: Local SBA lenders will discuss how loan decisions are made, information required for a complete loan application package, and key factors that will enhance your chances of being approved.

Pitch Your Business’ Financial Needs
to SBA-Approved Lenders!

Wednesday, October 19 | 8:30am-12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: HCC Alief Hayes Campus
(2811 Hayes Road – Main Building, 3rd Floor, Room A319)
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 as well as community partners HCC, METRO, and Port Houston.


Fifth Ward Small Business Series:
Accessing Capital Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 20 | 11:30am-1:30pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: The DeLuxe Theater (3303 Lyons Avenue – Houston, TX)
Are you READY to pursue financing to start or grow your business? Join SBA Houston and the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation to learn details on the US SBA guaranteed loans available for small businesses: uses of the loans, types of loans, main lenders in the area, and more. Also, meet 4 SBA approved lending representatives who will discuss how they make loan decisions and steps you can take to mitigate challenges to accessing capital.
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certifications
Thursday, November 3 | 11:30am-1:00pm CDT | 

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program
Thursday, November 17 | 11:30am-1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

Submitting an Award-Winning Nomination
for SBA National Small Business Week Awards

For more information, join us for an Upcoming Webinar that will explain the details. Click Here for District Guidelines and Information.

Tuesday, October 18
11:00am CDT | 

Tuesday, October 25
11:00am CDT | 

Fort Bend County SBDC Veteran’s Resource Fair

Wednesday, October 19 | 9:00am-11:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182
(6206 George Bush Drive – Katy, TX)


This in-person Veteran’s Resource Fair is a networking event for veteran-owned businesses. This event will provide you with information to help you leverage your veteran-owned small business status to start and grow your business.

SBDC Small Business Meetup in El Campo

Thursday, October 20 | 9:00am-11:00am CDT | DETAILS

Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the Small Business Development Center & SBA 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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webinar: Economic Injury Disaster Loans

COVID Economic Injury Disaster
Loan (EIDL) Repayment Overview

Friday, October 21 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
With the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) first payment date fast approaching, it is important for borrowers to know and understand the payment process. Join the SBA Houston District Office for a webinar on important information and resources to help you monitor, repay, and get servicing help for your COVID EIDL.

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Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum:
Doing Business with our Federal Agencies –
Navigating the Maze of Federal Contracting

Tuesday, October 25 | 10:00am-12:00pm CDT
LOCATION: The Ion (4201 Main Street – Houston, TX)
Join SBA Houston at this month’s event for networking and panel presentations on doing business with federal agencies.


SBA Cyber Summit

Wednesday, October 26 | 11:00am-4:00pm CDT | REGISTER
SBA will convene Experts from the Cybersecurity and Business Worlds to Share Best Practices and Practical Tools to Help Small Businesses. The inaugural summit will feature various speakers, including SBA Administrator Guzman, SBA Associate Administrator Madrid, SBA Resource Partners, Small Business Development Centers, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), FBI, business chambers, state government partners, experts from the public/private sectors, major technology platforms, and award-winning business coaches.

Brazosport College
 Small Business Development
Business Information Session for Veterans

Wednesday, October 26 | 1:00pm-3:00pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Brazosport College (500 College Drive – Lake Jackson, TX)
This in-person workshop will help your business start, grow and succeed! Learn about federal contracting opportunities. Explore potential financing options. Network with other Veteran business owners. Includes a Q&A session.


NASA JSC Small Business Council Annual Event

Tuesday, November 1 | 8:30am-5:00pm CDT | AGENDA & REGISTER
LOCATION: UH Clearlake
(2700 Bay Area Blvd (Bayou Theater- Parking Lot D) – Houston, TX)
This event will offer valuable information for small businesses and updates from NASA Leadership, Programs, Primes, and Resource Agencies.


Small Business Meetup in Conroe

Tuesday, November 15 | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber
(505 West Davis Street – Conroe, TX)

Hosted by the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber and Sam Houston State University SBDC. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration Houston District Office and SBA’s Resource Partner Network (Sam Houston State University SBDC & 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.


Coffee at the BLOCK – SBA Meetup in Richmond

Wednesday, November 16 | 9:00am-10:30m CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen
(611 Jackson Street #C – Richmond, TX)
Representatives from the US Small Business Administration Houston District Office and SBA’s Resource Partner Network (Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center and SCORE Houston) 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. This event is in collaboration with the Develop Richmond TX.

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TikTok for Business

Thursday, October 20 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Starting and Running Your
Own Business Part I

Friday, October 21 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Formation Lab:
Limited Liability Company

Friday, October 21 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Successful HR Practices
for Business Owners

Monday, October 17 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER




I’m Certified, Now What?

Wednesday, November 2 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the National Resource Guide HERE
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