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Information Session: Emerging Leaders Initiative

Emerging Leaders Program

Are you ready to take your small business to the next level? Attend a one-hour informational session March 2 to learn more about SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program. This is offered virtually to eligible small businesses in South Texas. The Emerging Leaders Initiative provides “no-cost” advanced “mini MBA” training for small business owners and executives who inspire to elevate their businesses.  The course includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time and…

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SBA Offers Assistance After Winter Storms

Winter storm

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration. The declaration covers 77 Texas counties as a result of the severe winter storms that began on Feb. 11. Lower Rio Grande Valley District counties included in declaration are Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces and San Patricio. “SBA is strongly committed to providing Texas with the most effective and customer-focused…

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The Importance of a Business Plan

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides information on the power of business planning and why it’s important to prepare a business plan on Feb. 12. A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business. You’ll use your business plan as a roadmap for how to structure, run and grow your new business. It’s a way to think through the key elements of your business. Business…

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SBA: Access to Capital and Lending Resources for Small Businesses

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The U.S. Small Business Administration presents information on Feb. 9 via Zoom to help entrepreneurs and small businesses identify options for accessing capital. In this webinar, participants will understand the many stages of their business’ financial picture. They will also find out how they may access capital in the form of loans, microloans or grants to support it. Business will learn how to identify SBA approved lenders and understand community…

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SBA Seeks Local Emerging Leaders


The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the launch of the 2021 Emerging Leaders initiative. The program is for executives of small businesses poised for growth in underserved markets. The SBA program draws on the experiences of advisors and business leaders in urban communities across the country. The comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to grow companies to the next level. It also helps them emerge as a force in the…

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Credits, Deductions and Taxes For Your Business


“Credits, Deductions and Taxes for your Business” on Jan. 29 is the second workshop in a series of 10 from the SBA 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. Did you recently start a business or planning to start one? While starting a business is an exciting venture, it…

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How to Do Business with the Federal Government & Resources for Small Biz

government business

Learn about SBA’s Business Development programs and government contracting basics Jan. 28. The U.S. government buys all types of products and services and is required by law to provide opportunities for small businesses. This session is for those considering federal contracting as a tool to help their business grow. Attendees will learn about: Basic requirements to start with government contracting Assessing your business for government contracting readiness Resources and programs…

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Meet & Greet Event featuring U.S. Department of Agriculture/APHIS

meet the buyer

The U.S. government is the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world. On Jan. 28, SBA hosts a “Meet the Buyer” Zoom meeting with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Region, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service with U.S. Department of Agriculture. Contracting Officer Martha Garza of Edinburg will present the resources for doing business with the USDA APHIS to area small businesses for Supplies, Services, and Construction…

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SBA Friday Informational Session

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Thinking about starting a small business, but have no idea where to start? Join the SBA Jan. 22 for a free informational session on SBA programs and services. Starting a business is an exciting proposition but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking. Are you an existing business and is your business needing to grow? Are you needing working capital to expand? Have you considered business certifications or government contracting? Join…

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SBA Funding Options and Resources for Small Businesses

loan, grant money

Join the Small Business Administration for the “SBA Funding Options and Resources for Small Businesses” workshop on Jan. 21. Participants will learn about government contracting opportunities and free business counseling services. The online event will also cover SBA’s disaster loan program available to small businesses, homeowners, and renters after a declared disaster. The U.S. Small Business Administration works with approved lenders and community development organizations to offer SBA-guaranteed loans to…

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