Tag Archives: SBA

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month


September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. With the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, I felt compelled to share information and encourage small business preparedness. First and foremost, every business has unique vulnerabilities and weaknesses. Knowing which disasters are most likely to affect your business can thus help you return to operations faster. In addition, a back-to-business self-assessment can help you gauge your risks for common hazards. This includes hurricanes,…

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SBA Programs and Resources for Small Business Start Ups


Learn how SBA helps small business start, grow, expand and recover with this webinar Aug. 31. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Corpus Christi Branch Office, in collaboration with Del Mar College Small Business Development Center, presents an overview of the tools and resources to help participants with their businesses. Topics include: Overview of SBA Programs to assist small businesses Available SBA funding options Small business advising and counseling SBA resource…

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Financing Options for your Business: A Lender Panel Discussion

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SBA’s “Financing Options for your Business: A Lender Panel Discussion” includes a panel of participating SBA lenders and microlenders answering questions and providing information on how to apply and the requirements for a business loan. Money is the lifeline of any business and securing financing is a major factor. Many entrepreneurs find the task daunting and don’t even know where to begin. Discover and Learn: Basic requirements and eligibility The…

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OSHA and Employee Safety in the Workplace

SBA presents “OSHA and Employee Safety in the Workplace” May 14 with OSHA teaching participants why safety is important and what they can do about it. Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Discover and Learn: What does OSHA do? To include enforcement and cooperative programs. Why…

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SCORE Seeks South Texas Volunteers

The SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor and train small businesses. One of those partners is SCORE, a network of volunteer mentors with a mission to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. SCORE is currently seeking volunteers in South Texas to help in its mission. Those looking for an opportunity to give back and make an impact on South Texas businesses may…

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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery

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SBA and the Texas Department of Insurance conducts an online workshop on emergency and disaster preparedness on March 31. TDI promotes disaster safety and education, together with the development and enforcement of coastal building codes, to save lives and property. Highlights include: SBA assistance when faced with a disaster. SBA direct financing for your home or business. The importance of knowing and understanding your home and business insurance policies. Awareness…

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Marketing and Selling to the Federal Government for Small Businesses

Whether you’re just starting or expanding a small business, federal contracting could be a way to grow your business. Learn how in this SBA webinar March 30 as the SBA explains the process of marketing and selling to the federal government. In addition, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center counseling and technical services to assist small businesses interested in doing federal, state or local government contracting will also be explained. Attendees…

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Mom & Pop Business Owners Day: Getting Your Business Online


Join the SBA March 29 for a presentation on the best practices small businesses should follow for their websites. Publishing your website can feel like a daunting task. Even with a template that takes care of the look and feel of your website, you still need to create the content for your pages. It’s easy once you know where to focus. You can publish your website quickly with just the…

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Women THRIVE – Women in Business Resources and Success Story


Discover with SBA the plethora of resources available to help women start, grow, expand or recover their business with “Women THRIVE” online March 26. Special guest Kim Novak with K9Therapy will share her success as a woman-owned small business and how she utilized SBA resources and resource partners. Webinar Agenda: Woman Owned Business Success Story – Kim Novak Owner of K9Therapy SCORE Corpus Christi SBA Resources & Programs for Women…

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Know the Facts – The Employee Policy Handbook

The U.S. Small Business Administration presents “Know the Facts-The Employee Policy Handbook” March 26, the sixth workshop in a series of 10 specifically developed with the local entrepreneur in mind. The 10-part series addresses a variety of subjects and connects participants with experts from federal, state and local business resources. Human resources is a critical component of employee well-being in any business, no matter how small. HR responsibilities include payroll,…

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