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National Veterans Small Business Week

November 2 - 6, 2020

The Small Business Administration is offering a series of free webinars for Veterans during National Veterans Small Business Week. 

Q&A for Veteran Entrepreneurs - #VetBiz

November 3  |  2:30pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
Calling all veterans! An SBA representative will be available to provide you answers to all your small business questions!


Boots to Business Reboot - #VetBiz

November 4  |  8:00am-4:00pm CST  |  REGISTER HERE

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

B2B Disaster Assistance for Veterans - #VetBiz

November 5  |  11:30am CST  |  JOIN HERE

Calling all veterans! The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters. 

Virtual Veteran Small Business Resource Fair - #VetBiz

November 12  |  10:00am-11:30am CST  |  REGISTER HERE

Active duty/reserve service members, veterans and spouses will be able to connect with representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA), UTRGV Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC), University of Houston Small Business Development Center (SBDC), SCORE Houston, The Women’s Business Center (WBC) and more. Let us help you grow or start your business with confidence!

Ready, Set, Go

Business Smart: Ready, Set, Go!

November 3-5  |  10:00am CST

The Ready, Set, Go Workshop is an initiative from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Through this workshop, SBA hopes to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the information needed to help guide your pathway toward economic empowerment and business success.

NOV. 3: Business Smart Part 1  Business and Financial Basics
NOV. 4: Business Smart Part 2 – Business Funding and Applying for Loans 
NOV. 5: Business Smart Part 3 – Local Business Resources 

PPP and EIDL Overview

PPP Loan Forgiveness Overview and Q&A

November 2  |  11:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE
November 4  |    2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
November 6  |  11:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE

The SBA will walk you Step-By-Step through the Loan Forgiveness Application.  We will also discuss important factors and tips you should consider when completing the Loan Forgiveness Application. 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Overview

November 3  |  11:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE

Has your business been affected by COVID-19? Learn the basics of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), how to apply, and the most frequently asked questions.

Resource Partner  

Find a Mentor or Counselor

November 2  |  2:30pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
When starting or expanding a business, advice from SBA partners. SBA collaborates with many organizations to make the best possible resources available to entrepreneurs. Learn more about these free resources.

Improve Your Cash Flow  

Loan Approval: Understanding the Process

November 3  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
November 5  |  2:00pm CST  |  JOIN HERE

Learn how lenders review loans and make their loan decisions. Gain a good understanding of how an SBA loan can improve your cash flow, capital, and mitigate weaknesses in your loan request. There will be a live Q&A following the presentation.

Q&A Sessions

Q&A: Effective Business Plans

November 2  |  10:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE
This is your opportunity to learn what exactly needs to go into a business plan.  Maybe you are not sure how to prepare financial projections; ask the SBA.  Not sure how to determine market conditions; ask the SBA. No clue what assumptions means; ask the SBA. An SBA rep. will be available.

Q&A for American-American Entrepreneurs

November 4  |  11:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE
Discuss challenges you face when applying for a business loan. An SBA guaranteed loan can possibly mitigate weaknesses in your loan request application. An SBA rep. will be available.

Q&A: How to Effectively Use SBA Resources

November 5  |  10:00am CST  |  JOIN HERE
Trouble locating an SBA lender.  Not sure which SBA product is right for your business.  Don't know how to select the right resource partner. This is the Q&A session for you. An SBA rep. will be available.

Q&A: R&D Opportunities for Next Gen Entrepreneurs

November 6  |  2:30pm CST  |  JOIN HERE
Q&A session if you are engaged in high-risk research and development, your small business may be eligible to compete for funding to develop your tech and get it to market.