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Emergency Preparedness:
Planning and Preparing for a Disaster

Tuesday, June 22 | 11:00am-1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
Representatives from participating agencies and organizations will discuss Emergency Preparedness as it relates to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other natural Disasters as well as identify related business opportunities in the Response, Recovery, Rebuild, Resiliency and Mitigation Phases.


What Texas Employers Should Know About Safety

Wednesday, June 23 | 10:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE
Join SBA and The Texas Department of Insurance’s Texas Occupational Safety Consultation (OSHCON) to learn what small businesses should know about their program. This is a confidential no-cost service available to private sector Texas employers (usually with 500 or less employees).


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Applying for PPP Loan Forgiveness

  Tuesday, June 22 | 11:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE

An SBA representative will walk you step-by-step through the Loan Forgiveness process. The SBA will also share important factors and tips you should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness applications. Q&A will follow.


COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Overview

Tuesday, June 22 | 1:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE


Learn the basics of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), how to apply, steps for reconsideration & loan increases, and who is eligible for a targeted advance grant. Application deadline: 12/31/2021.


Start or Expand Your Business with SBA-Guaranteed Loans

The Five Principles to Accessing Capital

Wednesday, June 23 | 10:30am CDT | JOIN LIVE
This webinar session will cover FIVE tips which will lead lenders to say “YES” to your loan request. You will also learn what is required to overcome weaknesses in your loan request. This is a live event. Questions can be asked throughout the session.

An SBA Loan is the Perfect Product for YOU!

Wednesday, June 23 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
This webinar session will cover the benefits of receiving an SBA loan versus a conventional bank loan. An SBA rep. will explain how an SBA loan can lower your monthly payments considerably, lower the equity injection for a startup, and mitigate weaknesses with collateral and certain industries. This is a live event. Questions can be asked throughout the session.


Federal contracting can help your small business grow. The SBA can help you contract with Uncle Sam.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program

Tuesday, June 22 | 10:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE
The federal government’s goal is to award at least 5 percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year. Attend for more information about the program.


SBA HUBZone Program

Thursday, June 24 | 2:00pm CDT | JOIN LIVE
The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least three percent of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year. Attend for more information about the program.


Let's Chat

Q&A with SBA

Friday, June 25 | 10:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE
Bring your inquiries to SBA. Spend your morning talking to SBA Houston District Office, E. Wright. Best customer service around.


2021 Access to Success Small Business National Virtual Conference

Strengthening Small Businesses:
From Access to Opportunity

June 29 & 30 | 8:00am-4:00pm CDT | MORE DETAILS & REGISTER
This virtual interactive conference includes a dynamic program of panels, breakout sessions, speeches, and matchmaking featuring experts from HHS Senior Leadership, HHS Heads of Contracting Activity, HHS Small Business Specialists, SBA Regional Offices, Small Business Resource Partners, Large Prime Contractors, and Small Businesses from across the nation.


Getting Back on Track:
Discover Exporting from Coast to Coast

Wednesday, June 30 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER HERE
Did you know that companies that export tend to be more financially stable, grow faster, and are more resilient? With 95% of the world’s consumers located outside the United States, it may be time to think about international trade…and it’s easier to expand your market than you think. Join SBA’s Coast to Coast Series highlighting SBA’s International Tools and Programs and Partner networks.


Resource Partner Events

Contract Clauses: Choosing Arbitration, Mediation or Jury Trial

Wednesday, June 23 | 2:00pm CDT | REGISTER HERE



What’s My Business Worth?

Tuesday, June 22 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER HERE


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Fourth Fridays Small Business
Coffee Chat

Friday, June 25 | 9:00am CDT | REGISTER HERE


Grow Your Business Through Your Website

Thursday, June 24 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER HERE



How to Submit an Offer for Federal Government Commercial Item Purchases

Thursday, June 24 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER HERE


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE

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