Houston District Office – September 2022

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Cafecito y Negocios

Cafecito y Negocios

Miércoles, 28 de septiembre | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Blanca’s Café (241 N Milby St. #A – Houston, TX)
¡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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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.

WBEA Women's Business Center E-Commerce Virtual Conference

WBEA Women’s Business Center E-Commerce
Virtual Conference & Marketplace

Wednesday, September 28-Thursday, September 29
11:00am-2:30pm CDT | 
This two-day virtual conference will include a “HerMarket Place” Pop-up and a collective of Ecommerce industry experts giving talks on, online retailers, marketing, operations, customer experience, shipping, loyalty & brands ambassadors, merchants companies, Ecommerce strategies, and website solutions providers who will make this conference Unstoppable.

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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)

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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.

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.

Friday, September 30th
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Friday, October 4
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

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Small Business Meetup in League City

Tuesday, October 4 | 9:00am-10:30am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Rustika Café Bakery League City
(610 East Main Street – League City, TX)
Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the US Small Business Administration Houston District Office, Galveston 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.


Small Business Export Workshop – College Station

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:00am-11:30am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship
(1700 Research Parkway, Suite 130 – College Station, TX)
Join the SBA Houston District Office in collaboration U.S. Commercial Service and Brazos Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – to hear from export experts about various related topics. SBA has made it a priority to help small business exporters with several export loans specifically designed to help the business expand into export activities. Find out how you can find and meet your export foreign buyer from U.S. Commercial Service and learn how the SBDC can help your business with training and advising. Session will include networking and Q&A.


Fifth Ward Small Business Series:
Ready, Set, GO in Business

Thursday, October 6 | 11:30am-1:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Do you want to start or grow your own small business? Join SBA Houston and the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation for this workshop that will lay the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready.
Accessing Capital Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 20 | 11:30am-1:30pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: The DeLuxe Theater (3303 Lyons Avenue – Houston, TX)


Franchise Expo Houston

Friday, October 7-Saturday, October 8 | 10:00am-4:00pm | DETAILS
LOCATION: NRG Center (1 NRG Park – Houston, TX)
Franchise Expo Houston brings together attendees, exhibitors, and expert speakers for information sharing, education, business development and fun! Stop by the SBA booth (#630) and SCORE Houston booth (#228) to hear how we support local small businesses.  Also join the SBA Access to Capital presentation on Friday at 1:30pm CDT in room 603!


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Annual Luncheon & Business Expo

Friday, October 7 | 11:45am CDT | DETAILS
LOCATION: Hilton Americas Downtown
(1600 Lamar St. – Houston, TX)
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!

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!

Federal Contracting Fridays
Hosted By: Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Miguel Ruiz
Session Topic: Federal Contracting Basics

Friday, October 7 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

Talk Small Business Thursdays
Hosted By: Lead Economic Development Specialist Valerie Maher
Session Topic: Women-Owned Businesses & Entrepreneurs –
Meet your local Women’s Business Center!

Thursday, October 13 | 10:00am CDT | 

Money Mondays
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.
Monday, October 17 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER

Pitch Your Businesses 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.


Close the Deal with a Woman-Owned
Small Business Certification

Wednesday, October 19 | 12:00pm-1:30pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Emancipation Park Cultural Center
(3018 Emancipation Avenue – Houston, TX)
Join Houston Southeast and SBA Houston District Office to celebrate Women’s Small Business Month! Throughout this curated panel of local Houston women (who will provide a first-hand look into some of the opportunities and challenges for women-owned businesses) and SBA resources (who will share the information about the certifications that can help grow your business). There will be a short time for Q&A.


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Business Model Canvas: A Modern Approach to Business Planning

Wednesday, September 28 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Houston Center SBDC
1455 West Loop South, Suite 900 – Houston, TX


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Sales Clinic: What Value are You
Bringing to Your Sales Conversations?

Thursday, September 29 | 6:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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Tools to Elevate Your Business:
The Basics of Digital Marketing

Thursday, October 20 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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Business Communications
for Entrepreneurs

Monday, September 26 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER




How to Do Business with
the State of Texas

Wednesday, September 28 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER
 1455 West Loop South – Houston, TX


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

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