Houston District Office – November 2022

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HDO Monthly Information Sessions

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, November 14 | 2:00pm CST | REGISTER
Hosted By: Lead Lender Relations Specialist Winston Labbé
Session Topic:  Microloans 101– Learn how a microloan can help start or grow your small business and hear from local microlending experts! 

Local Business Assistance

Small Business Meetup in Conroe

Tuesday, November 15 | 8:30am-10:00am CST | 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 CST | 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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SBA Resources Every Small Business Should Know

Tuesday, November 15 | 2:30pm CST | REGISTER
Join us to celebrate National Entrepreneurs Day! This session will include a LIVE demonstration on how to navigate through all the resources on the NEW and improved SBA Houston website, an overview of the 4 main areas of service that the SBA provides to small businesses, SBA Houston resource partner contact information, and a brief overview of the SBA Learning Center. Session will include 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.

Tuesday, November 16
11:00am CST | REGISTER

Wednesday, November 30
11:00am CST |

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

COVID Economic Injury Disaster
Loan (EIDL) Repayment Overview

Wednesday, November 16 | 1:00pm CST | REGISTER
Thursday, December 1 | 11:00am CST | 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.

SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program Information Session

Fifth Ward Small Business Series:
SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Thursday, November 17 | 11:30am CST | REGISTER
Does your business have: Limited financial resources? No prior bond work experience? A desire to increase its current bond limits? Join the SBA Houston and the Fifth Ward CRC to learn about the SBA Surety Guarantee Program that can help your small business obtain contract, bid, performance, & payment bonds! Hear an overview of the program, benefits, how to find an authorized surety agent, and more!

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

2022 NSWC Philadelphia Division
Industry Day – VIRTUAL

Wednesday, November 16 | 9:00am-12:00pm CST | DETAILS
Join the MCSC Contracts Office for their quarterly Industry Day! The Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) will be hosting a virtual Industry Day Event to provide an opportunity for industry to better understand the requirements of the NSWCPD and to assist industry in their efforts to do business with the Navy. This event will be via Microsoft Teams – Details to join the meeting will be sent to attendees prior to the event date.

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City of Houston 14th Annual
Meet the Buyer Purchasing Forum

Thursday, December 1 | 8:15am CST | 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.

Marine Corps Systems Command Contracts
Industry Day – HYBRID

Thursday, December 1 | 10:00am-11:30am CST | DETAILS

Join the MCSC Contracts Office for their quarterly Industry Day! This event is hosted to further communication with industry on current and future requirements. The MCSC Small Business Office will also be in attendance at the event. Limited in-person space available. Industry partners are limited to one RSVP per entity.  

Recursos de la SBA que todas pequeña
empresas deben conocer

Lunes, 5 de deciembre | 2:00pm CST | REGISTRARSE
LOCALIDAD: Cámara de Comercio de Conroe/Lake Conroe
(505 West Davis Street – Conroe, TX)
¡Únase a la oficina del distrito de Houston de la SBA para conocer los recursos de la SBA disponibles para usted como pequeña empresa! Esta sesión incluirá una descripción general de nuestros servicios de la SBA, el Centro de aprendizaje de la SBA, nuestro sitio web de la SBA en Houston y una breve descripción general de nuestros socios de recursos. Esta sesión incluirá tiempo para preguntas y respuestas. Este evento será en colaboración con la Cámara de Comercio de Conroe/Lake Conroe y Cámara Hispana del Condado de Montgomery.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program

Tuesday, December 6 | 9:30am-11:00am CST
WANT TO GROW? This program can be one of the most powerful tools a small business uses. This up to nine-year-term business development program aims to grow and prepare socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses to be more competitive in the federal marketplace. If you’re registered in SAM.gov and completed your DSBS profile and thought about applying to the 8(a) program but aren’t sure whether to take the next steps, this workshop is for you. Also, learn about assistance provided by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

Small Business Export Workshop – Galveston

Wednesday, December 7 | 1:00pm-3:00pm CST | REGISTER
LOCATION: Marmo Plaza (2121 Market St. – Galveston, TX)
Join the Galveston County SBDC in collaboration with the SBA Houston District Office, U.S. Commercial Service and the Port of Galveston – to hear from export experts about various related topics. Find out how you can find and meet your export foreign buyer from U.S. Commercial Service, explore financing options, and learn how the SBDC can help your business with training and advising and learn more about how you can work with the Port of Galveston for exporting. Session will include networking and Q&A.

WOSB Pathway to Federal Contracting
and Matchmaking – Virtual

Thursday, December 8 | 8:00am-2:30pm CST | DETAILS & REGISTER
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) has partnered with the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) to host a virtual women-owned small business session. The USWCC and USAID collaborate to unify the collective strength of women to leverage their position as influential economic partners worldwide. The session will address how to partner with the Agency, Fiscal Year 2023 acquisition priorities, and an afternoon matchmaking session with agency officials.

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

Thursday, December 8 | 8:30am-12:00pm CST | REGISTER
LOCATION: HCC Eastside Campus – Learning Hub, Room 108
(6815 Rustic Street – Houston, TX 77087)
Traditional lenders, credit unions, microlenders, and certified minority development institutions will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding for small businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to pitch their financing needs to multiple lenders in scheduled, one-on-one 15-minute sessions! Meet SBA Houston representatives, engage with SBA’s Resource Partner network (who provide free one-on-one business advising), and meet community partners HCC, METRO, and Port Houston.

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Financing Your Business

Tuesday, November 15 | 6:00pm CST | REGISTER
LOCATION: Pasadena Public Library
(4330 Fairmont Parkway – Pasadena, TX)

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Sales Clinic:
Selling During the Holiday Season

Thursday, November 17 | 6:00pm CST | REGISTER

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Fourth Fridays Small
Business Coffee Chat

Friday, November 18 | 9:00am CST | REGISTER

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Identifying Who Buys Your Goods and Services in the Federal Government

Wednesday, November 16 | 9:30am CST | REGISTER
LOCATION: UH PTAC, Moody Rambin Training Center
(1455 West Loop South – Houston, TX)

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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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