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Dec 12 2016
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FREE Small Business Exporting Workshop


Take Your Business Global and Increase Sales and Profit



Join the Houston District Office for a presentation of SBA's export loan programs at the TradeLink workshop hosted by the Port of Houston Authority. The Port of Houston Authority launched a trade export promotion program to extend a series of workshops to introduce small and mid-sized regional businesses to the basics of exporting -- including costs, risks, commercial transactions, finding overseas markets, trade financing, documentation and logistics.

The following is a list of presenters:
Sonia Maldonado, LRS/ District International Trade Officer, and Reginald G. Harley, Trade Finance Manager U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Horacio Licon, Vice President of International Investment & Trade Greater Houston Partnership
Ricardo Arias, Trade Development Manager, Port of Houston Authority
John Heimsath, President & CEO, ACM Logistics & Consulting, Inc.
Fred Welch, Executive Director, Greater Conroe Economic Development Council
Andrew A. Pidgirsky, Esq., Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP
Brendan Kelly, US Commercial Service


When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Greater Conroe Economic Development Council

505 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX 77301

The event is free, however, seating is limited and registration is required.


Dec 12 2016
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FREE Small Business Exporting Workshop


Take Your Business Global and Increase Sales and Profit



Join the Houston District Office for a presentation of SBA's export loan programs at the TradeLink workshop hosted by the Port of Houston Authority. The Port of Houston Authority launched a trade export promotion program to extend a series of workshops to introduce small and mid-sized regional businesses to the basics of exporting -- including costs, risks, commercial transactions, finding overseas markets, trade financing, documentation and logistics.

The following is a list of presenters:
Sonia Maldonado, LRS/ District International Trade Officer, and Reginald G. Harley, Trade Finance Manager U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Horacio Licon, Vice President of International Investment & Trade Greater Houston Partnership
Ricardo Arias, Trade Development Manager, Port of Houston Authority
John Heimsath, President & CEO, ACM Logistics & Consulting, Inc.
Fred Welch, Executive Director, Greater Conroe Economic Development Council
Andrew A. Pidgirsky, Esq., Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP
Brendan Kelly, US Commercial Service


When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Greater Conroe Economic Development Council

505 West Davis Street, Conroe, TX 77301

The event is free, however, seating is limited and registration is required.


Dec 12 2016
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You just won your first contract....Now what?



Join us and find out! Thu. Dec. 15 2:30-3:15 p.m. EST



Congratulations!



All of your preparation and hard work paid off and you won your first contract!



Now what?


Dec 06 2016
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SBA Hands-On Certification Workshops in Shreveport


Those interested in attending this training must register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-certified-hands-on-assistance-shreveport-tickets-29582895236

SBA will host “Get Certified Day” Tuesday, December 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. which includes 8(a), HUBZONE, Woman-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Serviced–Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business certifications and SAM Registration.


Dec 05 2016
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WEBINAR: NFTA Pre-Matchmaker Training


Save the Date: December 12, 2016

12:00pm—1:00pm


Webinar Registration: http://events.sba.gov

Webinar Access: https://connect16.uc.att.com/sba/meet/?ExEventID=89836770

Access the webinar 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. Click or copy the link above into your browser to attend


Dec 05 2016
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SBA Now Accepting 2017 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations


SBA Now Accepting 2017 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations

Are you a banker working with an outstanding Wyoming business? Are you a SBA resource partner working with a successful small business? Are you a small business owner with an amazing story to tell? Or are you a Chamber of Commerce with an outstanding small business member that should be recognized? We want your nominations for the 2017 Small Business Administration Small Business Week Awards.

Small business and Wyoming go hand-in-hand. Wyoming residents are not just independent, innovative and adaptable, they excel in entrepreneurship. We need your nominations to showcase fellow innovative Wyomingites.

Available Small Business Week Awards are:


Dec 02 2016
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SBA Programs & Resources Entrepreneurial Workshop


SBA Programs & Resources Entrepreneurial Workshop

The SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office will host an SBA Programs & Resources Entrepreneurial Workshop on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This free workshop will be held at the SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office located at 4300 Amon Carter Blvd., Suite 114, Fort Worth, Texas 76155.
At this workshop, attendees will:
Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting their business off the ground
Learn about the various financing options available


Dec 02 2016
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SBA CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP


SBA CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

Did you know the federal government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year?
Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector.
Join us and learn how you can leverage small business certifications to diversify your revenue stream and improve your bottom line!


Nov 21 2016
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TEAM SBA Financing Roundtable December 8, 2016 Dearborn


Free SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending Hosted by DFCU Financial

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Small Business Development Center are pleased to offer a free TEAM SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending at: 
DFCU Financial
400 Town Center Drive, First Floor Conference Room
Dearborn, MI  48216
Thursday, December 8, 2016
9:00 a.m. to Noon 
The roundtable gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request.  A team of experts will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. The roundtable is taught by experienced lenders with expertise in small business and SBA financing. Thousands of clients have attended the roundtables since 1998.  The roundtable is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.    


Nov 21 2016
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Selling to the Federal Government



Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration
Learn how to sell your goods/services to the Federal Government.  This seminar teaches small businesses about federal government contracting programs for small business. Seminar will include discussion about government contracting, 8(a) certification, Hubzone program information and more!
WHEN:            Wednesday December 7th, 2016
TIME:              1:00 pm - 4:00 pm