Houston District Office – October 2022

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NVSBW 2022

Recursos para pequeñas empresas de veteranos

miércoles, 2 de noviembre | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTRARSE
Únase a la oficina de distrito de SBA en Houston y la oficina de distrito de Los Ángeles para conocer los recursos que están disponibles para los veteranos militares que están comenzando o haciendo crecer su negocio.

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
Friday, November 4 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Hosted By: Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Miguel Ruiz
Session Topic: Oct. 31-Nov. 4 is National Veteran’s Small Business Week! Learn about set-aside basics and Veteran certifications.

Talk Small Business Thursdays
Thursday, November 10 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Money Mondays
Monday, November 14 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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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.

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.

Wednesday, November 2
2:00pm CDT |

Tuesday, November 8
11:00am CDT | REGISTER

Women Owned Small Business Certification Information Session

Fifth Ward Small Business Series:
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification

Thursday, November 3 | 11:30am-1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
The federal government ‘sets aside’ a percentage of federal purchases to be issued exclusively to Women Owned businesses. Join SBA Houston and the Fifth Ward CRC for this workshop that will explain this program and how to achieve the certification that can help your small business win federal contracts and grow.

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program
Thursday, November 17 | 11:30am CDT |

Get to Know the SBA Resource Partners Panel
Thursday, December 8 | 11:30am CDT |

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webinar: Economic Injury Disaster Loans

COVID Economic Injury Disaster
Loan (EIDL) Repayment Overview

Friday, November 4 | 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.

8(a) Business Development Program

Roadmap to Success: Live Webcast Sessions
8(a) Business Development Virtual Training

Business owners and executives who want to understand the strategies and tactics 8(a) firms are using to win contracts and grow their business.



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Federal Grants to Fund your Innovations

Monday, November 7 | 10:00am-12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
(4201 Main Street, Conference Room 28 – Houston, TX)
Did you know $52.7 Million was granted to Houston small businesses in FY2020 to support innovation? The funding and assistance provided through these programs have enabled thousands of businesses to compete for non-dilutive funding to develop and commercialize new technologies. This workshop will provide an overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and allow for Q&A.

Boots to Business Reboot in Honor of
National Veterans Small Business Week #VetBiz

Wednesday, November 9 | 8:00am-4:30pm CDT | REGISTER
B2BR is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active-Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate.

Cómo pagar su préstamo EIDL por COVID

jueves, 10 de noviembre | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTRARSE
Con la primera fecha de pago del Préstamo por Daños Económicos por Desastre (EIDL, por sus siglas en inglés) de COVID acercándose rápidamente, es importante que los prestatarios conozcan y comprendan el proceso de pago. Únase a las Oficinas de SBA del Distrito de Houston y Los Ángeles para un seminario web sobre información y recursos importantes para ayudarlo a monitorear, pagar y obtener ayuda para el servicio de su EIDL por COVID.

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-10:30am 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.

City of Houston 14th Annual
Meet the Buyer Purchasing Forum

Thursday, December 1 | 8:15am CDT | DETAILS
Meet the Buyer is the ultimate opportunity for small businesses to learn about upcoming contract opportunities and how to do business with the City of Houston and other government agencies, as well as connect and network with procurement agents, prime contractors, and business support service agencies.

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Social Media Marketing

Tuesday, November 1 | 6:00pm CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Pasadena Public Library
(4330 Fairmont Pkwy – Pasadena, TX)

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Tax Credit You May Have Missed

Tuesday, November 8 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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How to Get WBENC WBE Certified

Friday, November 4 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Don’t Plan for Perfect, Plan to Start

Monday, November 7 | 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
Descarga la Guía Nacional de Recursos (en español) AQUÍ

Questions? Please contact houston@sba.gov

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