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World Trade Month

SBA Grants, Counseling, and Financing to
Facilitate Global Market Sales

Tuesday, May 17 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
As businesses emerge from a global pandemic, demand for U.S. products and services is on the rise. The SBA has resources that can help you take advantage of these opportunities. This webinar will feature three successful small business exporters that have utilized Small Business Development Center (SBDC) counseling and SBA export promotion resources to grow global sales. Whether you are new to export or currently exporting and looking to grow your sales, this webinar is for you!


dvanced Manufacturing Trends & Opportunities
in Indonesia, Singapore & Japan

Hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service and the National
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Wednesday, May 18 | 7:00pm CDT | REGISTER
This webinar will help U.S. companies gain knowledge on the growing advanced manufacturing opportunities in Indonesia, Singapore and Japan and learn about business development activities that can help them successfully enter these markets, including the upcoming October Trade Mission opportunity.


ATTN: Fort Bend Business Owners
Triple ‘R’ Loan Program Webinar

Monday, May 16 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Need financing to start or grow your business in Fort Bend County? H-GALDC is excited to offer this new small business loan program in partnership with Fort Bend County. The Triple ‘R’ Loan Program helps finance startups and existing businesses work towards recovery, resilience, and growth. Eligible small businesses may apply for loan options and/or a grant.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022.

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SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program

Tuesday, May 17 | 10:00am CDT | JOIN LIVE 
or CALL-IN (audio only): 202-765-1264 | ID: 667 865 58#

Does your business have: Limited Financial Resources? No Prior Bonded Work Experience?  A Desire to Increase its Current Bond Limits? This program 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!

Doing Business with NASA

Wednesday, May 18 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and Office of Procurement (OP) to hear an overview of how to do business with NASA and for a deep dive into NASA’s Product Service Lines (PSLs).


HHS Small Business National Virtual Conference


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If you own a small business and want to grow through government contracts, this conference is for you. Small businesses will learn precisely what’s needed to work with the government through this dynamic three-day conference of panels, breakout sessions, speeches, and matchmaking. HHS offers a variety of small business contracts across industries, including information and technology, construction, marketing, professional services, research and development, and many others.

Free Resources for Small Businesses

Thursday, May 19 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Learn about free resources for your small business from local organizations, including SBA, Baker Ripley, and KIVA.

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Inclusive Lending in the AAPI Community

Monday, May 23 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join us for a conversation about making lending inclusive to the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The panel will include a local lender and local community organizations.


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

Tuesday, May 24 | 8:30am-12:00pm CDT | 
LOCATION: HCC Alief Hayes Campus- 2811 Hayes Road
(Main Building, 3rd Floor, Room A319)
Representatives from several banks, certified development companies, and alternative lending sources 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! Also, meet SBA Houston District Office representatives and engage with SBA’s Resource Partner network who provide free one-on-one business advising.


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.


Small Business Export Finance Workshop

Wednesday, May 25 | 1:00pm-2:30pm CDT | REGISTER
Want to start exporting your products or services globally? Join the SBA Houston District Office to hear from export experts about various related export topics. SBA has made it a priority to help small business exporters with several export loans specifically designed to help expand into export activities.


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Haciendo negocios con
el gobierno federal

Jueves 26 de Mayo | 10:00am CDT | REGISTRARSE

Aprenda a encontrar y ganar contratos con el gobierno federal. También va aprender como encontrar  asesoría y recursos de capacitación que le ayudarán a entender el proceso de contratación federal.


Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times

Thursday, May 26 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
How do you keep your business growing while navigating challenges? Continued opportunities in global markets and federal government export assistance have helped many U.S. companies stay successful in recent years. Three U.S. exporters describe their experiences in this inspirational session. You’ll also hear from government trade experts about programs & services that are available to help you map out a winning export strategy.


Summer School Series:

SBA Resources Every Small Business Needs to Know About
Wednesday, June 1 | 11:00am CDT | REGISTER
Join your local SBA team to learn about the SBA resources available to you as a small business! This session will include an overview of our SBA services, the SBA Learning Center, our SBA Houston website, and a brief overview of our resource partners. This session will include Q&A.


Meet the Lender Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, June 8 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER
Are you a startup or existing business ready to pursue financing? Meet with SBA approved lending representatives in small break-out sessions. These lenders will discuss how they 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.


Prepare for Hurricane Season:
Learn About SBA Disaster Assistance

Wednesday June 8 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER
Join the SBA Houston District Office and SCORE Houston to learn how to prepare and 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.

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Texas Sales and Use Tax

Tuesday, May 17 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER

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Home Based Business

Friday, May 20 | 10:00am CDT | REGISTER


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Create and Deliver a Compelling Presentation: Part I & II

Tuesday, May 17 | 1:00pm CDT | REGISTER


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Learn How to Develop Your Strategy and Formulate a Plan for Implementation

Thursday, May 26 | 12:00pm CDT | REGISTER



Government Certification Programs

Wednesday, May 18 | 9:30am CDT | REGISTER


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Want to learn more about SBA Programs & Services?

Download the SBA Houston Resource Guide HERE
Download the National Resource Guide HERE

Questions? Please contact [email protected]