Need capital to start or expand your business?  This webinar will discuss SBA loan programs and requirements as well as host other community lenders and resource partners who will offer their perspective on loan qualifications.  Also hear helpful tips from a  successful small business owner. Panelists will include lenders, the SBA, SCORE, and Texas Gulf Coast Network SBDC.

Attendees will learn:     

  • The importance of credit and how to overcome a low credit score
  • Benefits of an SBA loan versus a conventional loan
  • The importance of financial projections in a business plan
  • How to overcome the challenges faced when obtaining access to capital

Presenters Include:

  • Audrey Gilbreath, President of Gilbreath Communications
  • Willy VerbruggleCertified SCORE Mentor, SCORE Houston
  • Robert CarlsonBusiness Advisor, Texas Gulf Coast SBDC
  • Jentri SmithSenior VP & SBA Lending Manager, Amegy Bank
  • Norma Harris, Senior VP & SBA Group Manager, Third Coast Bank
  • Richard Gianni, Senior Executive VP, LiftFund
  • Marlon Mitchell, President, Houston Business Development Inc.

Moderated by: Winston Labbe

SBA Houston Outreach & Marketing Specialist


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

10:00am-11:00am CST




Ask your Small Business Questions Daily at 9am!

SBA leadership will answer your small business questions in this virtual 30 min. daily interactive session (limited to first 30 participants)

Passcode: 0Hmj2F 


PPP Loan Forgiveness 

The Houston SBA District office will discuss key factors the borrower should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness Application.  The presentation will also include helpful tips, and cover some of the most frequently asked questions.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020: 1:00pm to 2:00pm  CLICK HERE TO JOIN  

Friday, July 24, 2020: 11:00am to 12:00pm  CLICK HERE TO JOIN 


PPP & Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Overview

Learn the basics of the program and how to apply.  

Thursday, July 23, 2020: 11:00am to 12:00pm CLICK HERE TO JOIN 


Información en español esta semana


Perdón de préstamo PPP– Este seminario los guiará a través del proceso de solicitar el perdón del préstamo PPP.  Jueves 23 de julio- 11:00am CDT CLICK HERE TO JOIN   



SBA Lending – The Key Factors You Need To Know

The SBA will provide a detailed overview of its most popular SBA loan programs, including the 7(a) and 504 loan programs.  Beneficial information will also be highlighted regarding the SBA’s resource partners and the excellent value they contribute to the success of small businesses. The 5 C’s of Credit will also be discussed in depth.

Thursday, July 23, 2020: 1:00pm to 2:00pm  CLICK HERE TO JOIN 



The Federal Government As Your Customer – Are You Ready to Consider Federal Contracting?  The world’s largest customer, buying all kinds of products & services. Required by law to provide contract opportunities to small businesses.  

Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00pm CST:    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 

Thursday, July 23 at 2:00pm CST:    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 



Expanding Global Opportunities During COVID-10 Pandemic– Join the Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, US Small Business Administration, and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) for an informative session about export financing tools, entrepreneurial programs and services to help small businesses expand internationally and grow global revenue, CARES and COVID-19 debt relief updates.

Thursday, July 23, 2020: 11:30am to 12:30pm Click Here to Register



COVID-19 and the Changing Workplace (A Webinar Presented by SBA and U.S. Department of Labor (Wage & Hour Division and OSHA) – The complete change in the workplace has left small business owners with many questions. SBA, in collaboration with The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division, and OSHA will provide you with the latest information on a variety of topics including PPP & EIDL loans, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and guidelines for protecting the safety and health of employees. Session will include Q&A.

Thursday, July 23, 2020: 1:00pm to 2:30pm CLICK HERE TO JOIN LIVE  




Q & A with SBA – Spend your Thursday afternoon talking to SBA Houston District Office. SBA rep Easter Wright will be available to answer your questions.

Thursday, July 23 at 1:00pm CST:  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting 



Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?  Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE

Questions? Pease contact [email protected]