Houston District Office – September
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Local Business Assistance

Small Business Meetup in League
City</strong >

Tuesday, October 4 | 9:00am-10:30am CDT
| </strong >REGISTER</a >
LOCATION: Rustika Café Bakery League City
(610 East Main Street – League City, TX) </strong >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 </strong >Nomination </strong >for SBA National Small Business Week
Awards</strong >

For more information, join us for an
Upcoming Webinar that will explain the
details. </em >Click Here for District Guidelines and
Information.</a ></strong >

Friday, October 4
</em >11:00am CDT | REGISTER</a ></strong ></em >

Friday, October 11</strong ></em >
11:00am CDT | REGISTER</a ></strong ></em >

Go Global: Expand Your Market With Exporting

Small Business Export Workshop – College
Station</strong >

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:00am-11:30am
CDT | </strong >REGISTER</a >
LOCATION: </strong >McFerrin Center for
Entrepreneurship</strong >
(1700 Research Parkway, Suite 130 –
College Station, TX)</strong >
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</u >

Thursday, October 6 | 11:30am-1:30pm CDT
| </strong >REGISTER</a >
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.</em >


UPCOMING IN THIS SERIES: </strong >Accessing Capital Panel
Discussion</em > </strong >Thursday, October 20 | 11:30am
CDT | </strong >REGISTER</a >

Women-Owned Small Business
(WOSB) Certifications
</em >Thursday, November 3 | 11:30am
CDT | </strong >
REGISTER</a ></strong >

Doing Business with the Federal Government Information Session

Houston District Office Monthly
Information Series</strong >

Attend these monthly virtual sessions to
learn about federal contracting, access to
capital, business basics, and to connect
with local support resources!</em >

Federal Contracting Fridays

Hosted By: Lead Business
Opportunity Specialist Miguel Ruiz
Session Topic: Federal
Contracting Basics</em >
Friday, October 7 | 10:00am CDT
| </strong >REGISTER</a >


UPCOMING IN THIS SERIES: </strong >Talk Small Business
Thursdays</strong ></em > </strong >Thursday, October 13 | 10:00am
CDT | </strong >REGISTER</a >

Money Mondays</strong ></em > </strong >Monday, October 17 | 2:00pm CDT
| </strong >REGISTER</a >

webinar: Economic Injury Disaster Loans

COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Repayment Overview

Friday, October 7 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER</a > </strong >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.</em >

Franchise Expo Houston

Franchise Expo Houston

Friday, October 7-Saturday, October 8 |
10:00am-4:00pm | DETAILS</a >
LOCATION: NRG Center (1 NRG Park –
Houston, TX) </strong >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!</strong >

Wednesday, October 19 | 8:30am-12:00pm
CDT | </strong >REGISTER</a >
LOCATION: HCC Alief Hayes Campus (2811
Hayes Road – Main Building,
3rd Floor, Room A319) </strong >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.</em >


Close the Deal with a Woman-Owned Small
Business Certification</strong >

Wednesday, October 19 | 12:00pm-1:30pm
LOCATION: Emancipation Park Cultural
Center (3018 Emancipation Avenue –
Houston, TX) </strong >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.</em >


NASA JSC Small Business Council Annual
Event</strong >

Tuesday, November 1 | 8:30am-5:00pm CDT
| </strong >AGENDA & REGISTER</a >
LOCATION: UH Clearlake (2700 Bay Area
Blvd (Bayou Theater- Parking Lot D) –
Houston, TX) </strong >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</strong >

Thursday, October 6 | 2:00pm CDT
REGISTER</a ></strong >


Small Business Development Center Logo

Strategy to Double Your
Sales</strong >

Wednesday, October 5 | 10:00am
CDT | REGISTER</a ></strong >


SCORE Houston Logo

How to Get WBENC WBE Certified

Thursday, October 7 | 1:00pm CDT
REGISTER</a ></strong >


WBEA Women's Business Center Logo

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

Monday, October 3 | 12:00pm CDT
REGISTER</a ></strong >



Strategic Pricing: Key Government
Contracting Processes and Strategies

Tuesday, October 4 | 12:00pm CDT
REGISTER</a ></strong >


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs
& Services?</strong > Download the National
Resource Guide HERE</a > </strong >Descarga la Guía Nacional de Recursos (en
AQUÍ</a ></strong >

Questions? Please
contact [email protected]</a >

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