Government Contracting

Contracting Assistance Programs
and the Certification Process

Tuesday, April 5 | 1:00pm-3:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Small businesses are encouraged to take on contracting opportunities. Learn about various contracting programs. Explore various certifications available.


Infrastructure Bill:
Opportunities for Small Businesses

Thursday, April 7 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Learn about the newly passed Infrastructure Bill and how small businesses can benefit from projects and opportunities. Presented by SBA Houston District Director Tim Jeffcoat; hosted by B2G Victory.


7(j) Technical & Management Workshops

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. 

SBA Small Business Meetup in Katy

Tuesday, April 5 | 8:30am-10:00am CDT | REGISTER
LOCATION: Serene Beans – 5609 3rd Street – Katy, TX

Eager to start a business or grow your existing business? Representatives from the SBA Houston District Office and SBA’s Resource Partner Network (Fort Bend County 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.

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Recovery and Resilience of Women in Trade

Tuesday, April 5 | 12:00pm-2:00pm CDT | DETAILS & REGISTER
This virtual event will focus on customs solutions, including best practices, lessons learned over the past two years, and solutions moving forward. Attendees will hear the perspectives of customs agencies in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada, as well as women in trade entrepreneurs from the three countries.

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Meet the Lender Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, April 6 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Are you a startup or existing business ready to pursue financing? Meet three SBA approved lending representatives and an SBA resource partner in four break-out sessions. These lenders and resource partner will discuss how lenders make loan decisions and steps you can take to mitigate challenges to accessing capital. This virtual event will provide a stepping-stone to building a business banking relationship.

SBA Disaster Assistance

Thursday, April 7 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join the SBA Houston District Office to learn about low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses and residents affected by a declared disaster.

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Recursos gratuitos para su negocio

Jueves, 7 de abril | 11:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE

Este evento brindará información sobre los recursos de la SBA, incluida la asesoría gratuita, el acceso a préstamos y la contratación federal.


The Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA) is a joint public-private co-sponsorship with the Small Business Administration and Business Forward, Inc. to connect small businesses with critical tech resources to start or expand their businesses. 

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This initiative will also feature a series of free briefings and training to help small businesses access and utilize these digital tools to reach new markets, find diverse talent, improve operations, and raise capital.



Harris County Open for Business Survey

How can it be easier for companies to do business with Harris County? Harris County is conducting research into ways to improve its existing procurement processes and determine what new measures might be appropriate.


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Federal Contracting: Maximize Your
Women-Owned Business Certifications

Wednesday, April 13 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
2022 can be the year to grow your company by winning contracts with the federal government. Gain a competitive edge by attending this session to learn: Eligibility, Certification Benefits, Ways to Market Your Certification, How to Find Current & Historic Bids/Opportunities, and Success Stories, Tips & Tools. Presented by SBA Houston Deputy District Director Mark Winchester; hosted by B2G Victory.


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.


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

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


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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.

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Start | Grow | Succeed
with the SBDC

Wednesday, April 6 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Introduction to QuickBooks

Wednesday, April 6 | 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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Navigating the Franchise Buying Process

Monday, April 11 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER

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The Essential Elements of a Government Contractor’s Accounting System

Wednesday, April 6 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER


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