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SBA Houston to kick-off National Small Business Week 2018

2018-04-30T22:31:58+00:00April 30th, 2018|Economic Development, Events, Resources|

Highlighting the Impact of Houston’s Outstanding Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, and Others HOUSTON – The Houston District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is set to kick-off National Small Business Week, April 29 - May 5, 2018! Join SBA- Houston in celebration, as we recognize outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners from all [...]

Update on SBA Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Harvey

2017-09-22T16:48:42+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Economic Development, Resources|

GETTING DISASTER HELP FROM SBA - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ♦ SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters. ♦ Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair/replace disaster property damage. ♦ Small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and [...]

SBA Disaster Information

2017-09-07T00:20:05+00:00September 7th, 2017|Community, Economic Development, Resources|

How do I file for disaster loans? First – contact FEMA at their website: or call at 1-800-621-3362. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week Second – File for an SBA disaster loan at or 1 800 659 2955 • Homeowner and renter loans up to $240K ($200Kproperty + $40Kcontents). Interest [...]

George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Concessions Industry Day

2016-09-22T13:57:46+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Economic Development, Resources|

United Airlines and food, beverage and retail management firm OTG Management welcome Houston retailers, restauranteurs, and service providers to IAH Concessions Industry Day which will include networking opportunities and information for Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE). Don't miss this chance to learn about business opportunities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, one of the busiest airports in [...]

TX Food Handler Mandate

2016-05-27T14:14:11+00:00May 27th, 2016|Community, Economic Development, Resources|

All restaurant employees will need their food handler certificate by September 1, 2016 FAQs for Employers | FAQs for Employees About Texas Food Handler Certification Currently 85 local jurisdictions around the state of Texas require food handler certification. In October 2015, the Texas Department of State Health Services approved a regulation requiring statewide food handler [...]