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SBA: PPP Re-Opens to Small Lenders on 1/15 & All Lenders on 1/19

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 am ET. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, [...]

2021-01-14T15:44:44+00:00January 14th, 2021|Economic Development|

SBA: Shuttered Venue Grant Webinar, Thursday, Jan. 14

Join this webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive [...]

2021-01-12T22:17:58+00:00January 12th, 2021|Economic Development|

SBA: Economic Aid Act – PPP & EIDL Updates

Please find a link to our upcoming webinar schedule for small businesses:  MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SBA Houston Virtual Events ( Sessions include an overview of the new stimulus package as well as Q&A sessions with SBA Leadership. Recent Press Release issued for reopening of PPP Loans (pdf also attached): PPP Reopens Jan 11 | The U.S. Small Business Administration |   SBA [...]

2021-01-10T21:25:13+00:00January 10th, 2021|Economic Development|

Stop in or roll through a colorful oasis of food and drink

Once upon a time there was a tire shop on Lauder Road. But now — thanks to hard work, dreams and lucky timing — the same space is a colorful oasis of eye-popping food, drink and festive fun. And it’s easy for customers to take pandemic precautions there. The place is Caballo Stop and Drive [...]

2021-01-04T13:39:36+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Community, Economic Development, My East Aldine|

Western wear is the hub of an enterprising family’s collection of businesses

Just inside Indomable, a western wear store, there is an overwhelming fragrance of finely tooled leather blended with a hint of cedar from the rough-hewn shelving.  The shop is filled with boots of all colors and sizes, western clothing, turquoise jewelry and rows of hats for children, women and men. Located at the end of a shopping [...]

2021-01-04T22:30:34+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Community, Economic Development, My East Aldine|

SBA: Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead, but YOU CAN!

Planning for the Disaster (2 Part Series) Don’t Become Another Statistic! Join SCORE Houston and the SBA for this two-part webinar focused on SCORE’s Emergency Preparedness Program specifically designed to help small business owners prepare for disasters and recovery in the aftermath. Make 2021 the year you face our next disaster prepared!   PART I: [...]

2020-12-14T22:28:11+00:00December 14th, 2020|Economic Development|

SBA: Ready, Set, GO in Business! – December 9 & 16

Business Smart Series: Ready, Set, GO in Business! Do you want to start or grow your small business? This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules: Ready, [...]

2020-12-08T20:41:51+00:00December 8th, 2020|Economic Development|

Fun takes flight at store for birds, other pets and their foods

Stepping inside Elsy’s Bird and Feed store, any shopper can tell the experience is going to be fun. An 8-foot, brightly-colored metal rooster looms over the entrance, as a gray African parrot named Paquito chirps a cheerful “hello,” and a large macaw named Rio flies over rows of bird seed, dog food and treats, pet [...]

2020-11-30T18:52:06+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Community, Economic Development, My East Aldine|

SBA Panel Event: Funding a Startup Business, Dec. 3

Access to Capital: Starting a Business December 3  |  10am CST   What kind of funding is right for you? If you need access to capital to help you achieve your business goals, the SBA offers a variety of funding programs for all kinds of small business ventures. This webinar session is for small businesses or [...]

2020-12-02T21:57:39+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Economic Development|
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