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Woman-Owned Small Business Certifications

Tuesday, April 19 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join the SBA Houston District Office, the WBEA Women’s Business Center and the Greater Southeast Management District to learn about certifications to help your woman-owned small business. This webinar will cover what the WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certifications are, how they can be utilized to grow your business, and get first-hand information about the application process.


7j Management & Technical Assistance Training

APRIL Offerings by NetQuarry: DETAILS & REGISTER
APRIL-JUNE Offerings by Gabriel Enterprises: DETAILS & REGISTER
A variety of topics FREE for 7j eligible companies: Firms located in HUBZone, an 8a Firm, Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business, a firm located in an area of high unemployment, or a low-income Individual. 

Financial Fundamentals Series

VIRTUAL series for Texas veteran & military-connected small business owners. Get connected with the knowledge, resources, and community to assist your small business in accessing capital! Hosted by UTAComNav, a selected spoke awardee for the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program.


Wednesdays at 11:00am CDT

5 C’s of Credit +
Business Loan Checklists
April 20 | 

Business Plan Basics
April 27  | 

SBA Financing Options
May 4 | 

Community Connection
May 11 | 


U.S Department of Homeland Security Large Prime – Small Business Vendor Matchmaking Event

Wednesday, April 20 | DETAILS & REGISTER

In 15-minute pre-arranged appointments, this event will help small businesses learn about subcontracting opportunities, explore potential mentoring relationships with large businesses and present core capabilities. Individuals must register their companies in advance of the session.

Greentown Houston’s First Anniversary

Thursday, April 21 | 12:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Attend this event to celebration of entrepreneurship, collaboration, and innovation, which together with the engineering strength and talent of the region’s energy industry will power Houston’s climate leadership. The day of festivities will include celebratory remarks, lightning pitches from outstanding startups, a member showcase, networking, and more!

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Dialogue Webinar

Friday, April 22 | 9:00am-2:00pm CDT | AGENDA & REGISTER

Export Ready

The USMCA SME Dialogue will highlight the benefits of the USMCA trade agreement for small businesses and explore ways that SMEs can better take advantage of increased trade and investment between the three countries. The event will bring together small businesses, government officials, and trade experts to identify new USMCA business opportunities and areas of collaboration between Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

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Emerging Business Series
Presented by SBA and Chase Bank

Tuesday, April 26 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
The second webinar of the Emerging Business Series with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Chase Bank will focus on empowering women-owned businesses to access business funding and counseling. Hear from local lenders, SBA representatives, and local Resource Partners about getting capital for your business!


En Espanol

Creando Una Relación Banquera

Martes 26 de Abril | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE

Únase a las oficinas del distrito de la SBA en Houston, Cleveland y Columbus para hablar con representantes de varios instituciones financieras sobre la importancia de tener un agente bancario para su empresa. Vamos a explorar: la diferencia de una cuenta personal y una cuenta de negocios, documentos necesarios para abrir una cuenta, los beneficios de establecer una relación con su agente bancario, pasos para empezar esa relación y mucho más.


Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

How to Get Involved with One of
Our National Laboratories?

Awareness Interest & Access featuring Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Tuesday, April 26 | 12:00pm-1:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Attendees will learn best practices to access Small Business Program and Subcontracting Opportunities, partnerships Mechanisms, Accessing LBNL Intellectual Property, internship programs, and job opportunities. 

Awareness Interest & Access featuring National Renewable Energy Laboratory Tuesday, May 10 | 12:00pm-1:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Attendees will learn best practices to access opportunities, partnerships, internships, fellowships, postdoctoral assignments, and faculty collaborations.


Access to Capital – A Houston Money Week Event

Wednesday, April 27 | 10:00am-12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join Houston Money Week’s partner organizations as they come together to emphasize the importance of financial education, inform consumers where they can get help, and provide free educational seminars and activities. You are invited to participate in Houston Money Week’s Forum.

Fort Bend ISD Small Business
Enterprise Program (SBEP)

Wednesday, April 27 | 2:00pm-4:00pm CDT
This event is open to small businesses and vendors interested in doing business with the district. Workshop features several community speakers and addresses a variety of topics including General Contractor/Subcontractor – Building Relationships, FBISD Purchasing/Facilities/Transition Services/SBEP, SBA Updates, and Capability Statements.


SBA Disaster Assistance

Tuesday, May 3 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join the SBA Houston District Office and the Port of Houston to learn about low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses and residents affected by a declared disaster.  Businesses of all sizes located in declared disaster areas, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters affected by declared disasters, including natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires.


SBA Small Business Meetup in Pasadena

Friday, May 6 | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Savannah Café and Bakery
5968 Fairmont Parkway #F – Pasadena, TX 77505
Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the SBA Houston District Office and SBA’s Resource Partner Network (San Jacinto College Small Business Development Center & 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.


Preparando su negocio para solicitar un préstamo

Viernes, 6 de Mayo | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE
Conozca los conceptos básicos para prepararse para solicitar un préstamo comercial para su negocio.


SBA 8(a) Business Development Certification Program

Tuesday, May 10 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Working with the Federal Government – Presented by the Minority Business Development Agency and SBA. The federal government’s goal is to award at least 5 percent of all federal contracting dollars to small, disadvantaged businesses each year. Before you can participate in the 8(a) Business Development program, you must be certified. The federal government fully defines who qualifies for the 8(a) program—including what counts as being socially and economically disadvantaged. Hear from the experts.

Both Sides to the 5 C’s of Credit

Wednesday, May 25 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join us to learn about how the 5 C’s affect you when obtaining credit and when you are ready to provide credit terms to your customers! The SBA will explain the 5 C’s of Credit which are used by all lenders when making a loan decision. NACM Southwest will then review how you can use another 5 C’s of Credit to assist with extending credit to your clients.

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Updates on Restaurant Labor Laws

Tuesday, April 19 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER

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Business SWOT Analysis: A Strategy to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Monday, April 18 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER

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The Importance of Getting Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

Tuesday, April 19 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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Doing Business with the City of Houston

Thursday, April 21 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


Never Leave a Question in the Government Evaluator’s Mind

Wednesday, April 20 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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