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SBA New Pandemic Relief Package Resources
February 28th, 2021
PPP New Pandemic Relief Package - The Asian Chamber is providing resources for PPP and EIDL Loan opportunities for the Asian Business Community....
SBA FACT SHEET - DISASTER LOANS - TEXAS Declaration
February 24th, 2021
The SBA has published a fact sheet with more information on loan eligibility, specifics regarding interest rates and other loan details. This historic winter storm, unlike anything experienced to date, has brought new challenges to our residents and small businesses. We would like to make you aware of new federal disaster assistance available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). I...
SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program
February 24th, 2021
Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses.The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to...
Targeted EIDL Advance and MAP
February 24th, 2021
COVID-19 Targeted EIDL Advance was signed into law on December 27, 2020, as part of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act. The Targeted EIDL Advance provides businesses located in low-income communities with additional funds to ensure small business continuity, adaptation, and resiliency. Advance funds of up to $10,000 will be available to applicants located i...
The Harvey Small Business Grant Program Is Now Accepting Applications
February 24th, 2021
Hurricane Harvey generated long-term impact and challenges for Houston’s small business sector. The Harvey Economic Development Program (HEDP) provides support to impacted small businesses and communities through small business loans and grants. The program prioritizes microenterprises, which are defined as small businesses consisting of 5 employees or fewer, including the owner. This program will...
3rd ANNUAL YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FORUM
February 23rd, 2021
Whether you're interested in starting your own business or you're curious about transitioning your family business from one generation to the next, this event will offer a wealth of knowledge for you! Connect with other seasoned entrepreneurs and learn about the resources you can get from Asian Business Association ...
United Way of Greater Houston - WINTER STORM RECOVERY HELP
February 22nd, 2021
Hurricanes…tornados…earthquakes…tropical storms…floods…winter freezes...when the forces of nature are unleashed, the results are often devastating. There is little anyone can do to prevent or reduce the power of natural disasters. United Way has put together resources to serve as a guide on the path to recovery. ......
The Future of Chinatowns
February 22nd, 2021
One of the areas hardest hit by COVID-19 are the Chinatowns across the United States. From New York to San Francisco, Miami to Seattle, Chinatowns across the country have been struggling from a lack of tourism, fear of the virus and outright racism directed toward Chinese Americans. Learn what's next for our iconic Chinatowns and how to support their recovery.Please join us for a webinar on The Fu...
SBA Stands Ready to Assist Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Winter Storms
February 22nd, 2021
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property....
US Chamber - Small Business Disaster Recovery
February 19th, 2021
When a disaster occurs, businesses must take care of their employees’ needs, communicate the impact, address financial matters (e.g., insurance, disaster assistance), restore operations, and organize recovery. Here are resources to help reopen your business and make progress through long-term recovery.Taken from Small Business Recovery Expanded Guide......
After a Disaster Guide Book - Texas A and M
February 18th, 2021
After a Disaster Guide BookThis disaster recovery guide provides simple information on how individuals, families and businesses can recover from a disaster such as a wildfire, hurricane, severe weather and more.View the guide book......
Texas Public Utility Commission - Consumer Information
February 18th, 2021
Resources provided by the Public Utility Commission of Texas including knowing your rights, power to choose for electricity and registering your phone number in the DO NOT CALL list.......
ABC13 - Community Resources for the Winter Storm and Power Outages
February 17th, 2021
Houston's News Leader keeping you informed and safe during the winter storm and power outages.Resources from our partners at ABC13 during this winter storm.......
USDA - Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency
February 17th, 2021
Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This fact sheet will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emerge...
Access to HCC Procurement Expo
February 15th, 2021
Access to HCC Procurement Expo - Learn about HCC's Procurement OpportunitiesKeynote: Mario ElieMarch 9 from 10am-11:30am......
US Chamber - COVID-19 Digital Resource for Businesses
February 12th, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic prompted an unprecedented response from the nation’s business community. Now that safe and effective vaccines are available, the public- and private-sectors must rally around a common goal: Vaccinate America.This Digital Resource Center includes information, tools, and templates that businesses of all sizes need during this critical phase of the pandemic response......
SBA Calls - Week of Feb 8
February 8th, 2021
SBA Calls Week of Feb 8View Events here......
US Chamber - China Business Conference (Winter Edition)
February 8th, 2021
The China Business Conference is the premier forum in the United States for exchanging ideas on U.S.-China economic and commercial relations, and for helping to shape the bilateral policy agenda. Nearly 300 high-level corporate, government, and academic influencers attend the conference each year. Past speakers have included current and former Administration officials, CEOs and business leaders, a...
Survey Briefing: Covid-19 Impact on AAPI Businesses - February 5
February 3rd, 2021
Join National ACE and Public Private Strategies as we debrief on the largest survey to date of AAPI business owners in the United States. Our findings indicate how Covid-19 has changed the business landscape for small business owners, and what this means for our industries and sectors.Friday, February 5, 2021 from 11am-12pm CST.......
2nd Annual Houston Business Matchmaker
February 2nd, 2021
The Annual Houston Business MatchmakerFriday, March 5th - 9am-3pmAdmission Fee: $29This event is targeting qualified vendors looking to provide goods and services that will meet the purchasing needs of buyers of all business types (small to large businesses, government agencies, academic institutions and more). Suppliers will be matched to buyers based on supplier experience, industry experience/N...