September 30, 2022

SBA Houston Events for the Week of Oct. 3-7, 2022

Houston District Office – September 2022

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Local Business Assistance

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.

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, October 4
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Friday, October 11
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Go Global: Expand Your Market With Exporting

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 with the 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 CDT | REGISTER

Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certifications
Thursday, November 3 | 11:30am CDT | REGISTER

Doing Business with the Federal Government Information Session

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
Thursday, October 13 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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

webinar: Economic Injury Disaster Loans

COVID Economic Injury Disaster
Loan (EIDL) Repayment Overview

Friday, October 7 | 12:00pm 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.

Franchise Expo Houston

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!

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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 Houston.


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 Greater Southeast Management District and the 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 and City of Houston resources (who will share the information about the certifications that can help grow your business). There will be a short time for Q&A.


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.

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How to Grow Your Email List
from Ground Zero

Thursday, October 6 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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Strategy to Double Your Sales

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER


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How to Get WBENC WBE Certified

Thursday, October 7 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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Brand Adultery:
5 Ways You’re Cheating on Your Brand that Can Delay or Destroy Your Success

Monday, October 3 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER



Strategic Pricing: Key Government Contracting Processes and Strategies

Tuesday, October 4 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

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