Posts with the category “business-resource”

2021 Virtual Day at the Capitol - Meet
by Asian Chamber on April 14th, 2021
Please join us in a virtual meet and greet with Texas lawmakers who serve on issues that affect the Asian community and Asian businesses. We will hear from each lawmaker about their work on the following important and timely issues that affect our families, businesses, and community: Impact of the Biden Plan for infrastructure and economic recovery COVID Safety Racial Equity Economic Development State and local issues  Read More
SBA New Pandemic Relief Package Resources
by Asian Chamber on March 31st, 2021
PPP New Pandemic Relief Package - The Asian Chamber is providing resources for PPP and EIDL Loan opportunities for the Asian Business Community.  Read More
Getting Ready For International E-Commerce
by Asian Chamber on March 17th, 2021
International e-commerce is here to stay and businesses that are fully engaged with this powerful sales medium are reaping the rewards.  In order to get in the game and stay competitive you have to make sure your website is ready for international business.  You’ll also find out how to determine if international e-commerce is for you and resources available to businesses entering the e-commerce ar...  Read More
The Governor's Small Business Resource Portal
by Asian Chamber on March 17th, 2021
The Office of Small Business Assistance is excited to announce the official launch of the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal! Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help you find success. This important tool offers a customized list of useful business resources to assist in start...  Read More
COMCAST RISE $10,000 Grant - NOW ACCEPTING
by Asian Chamber on March 15th, 2021
Beginning on March 1 through March 14, eligible businesses in Houston, in addition to Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia, can apply for a $10,000 grant at www.ComcastRISE.com. A total of 100 grants in Houston, or 500 grants overall, will be awarded in May 2021. The Investment Fund is the latest extension of Comcast RISE, the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October 2020 tha...  Read More
FEMA - Start your recovery process
by Asian Chamber on March 9th, 2021
The Best Way to Send Disaster Documents to FEMAUploading your documents online is the fastest and easiest way to send them to us.After you apply for FEMA assistance, you can create an online account and upload documentation.Your online account will have a record of what documents were sent and when they were sent.Download the FEMA app or access the site directly by visiting DisasterAssistance.gov....  Read More
FedEx Small Business $50,000 Grant Contest
by Asian Chamber on March 3rd, 2021
The story of your small business is one worth tellingYou’ve grown stronger and wiser over the last year. And the valuable new lessons you’ve learned have helped you become more focused than ever before. Now you have a chance to win $50,000 to help you continue growing your business. Enter the 9th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest today....  Read More
US Census - Houston ACS 2015-2019 Profile
by Asian Chamber on March 3rd, 2021
The 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) for the greater Houston Area Narrative Profile. Read the overview from the US Census.  Read More
SBA FACT SHEET - DISASTER LOANS - TEXAS Declaration
by Asian Chamber on 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). If your business was impacted by the recent severe winter storms and is located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for a low-interest federal disaster loan through the SBA.  Read More
SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program
by Asian Chamber on 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...  Read More
Targeted EIDL Advance and MAP
by Asian Chamber on 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 in low-income communities who previously received an EIDL Advance for less than $10,000, or those who applied but received no funds due to lack of available program funding.  Read More
The Harvey Small Business Grant Program Is Now Accepting Applications
by Asian Chamber on 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 complement existing projects that focus on providing jobs and housing assistance to communities that are most vulnerable to the long-term impact of Hurricane Harvey.  Read More
SBA Stands Ready to Assist Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Winter Storms
by Asian Chamber on 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.  Read More
US Chamber - Small Business Disaster Recovery
by Asian Chamber on 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...  Read More
After a Disaster Guide Book - Texas A and M
by Asian Chamber on 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...  Read More
Texas Public Utility Commission - Consumer Information
by Asian Chamber on 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....  Read More
ABC13 - Community Resources for the Winter Storm and Power Outages
by Asian Chamber on 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....  Read More
USDA - Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency
by Asian Chamber on 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...  Read More
SBA Calls - Week of Feb 8
by Asian Chamber on February 8th, 2021
SBA Calls Week of Feb 8View Events here...  Read More
SBA Calls - Week of Jan 25
by Asian Chamber on January 24th, 2021
Prepare Now: The Shuttered Venue Operators GrantTuesday, January 26  |  3:00pm CST  |  JOIN LIVEFriday, January 29  |  9:00am CST  |  JOIN LIVEDo you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution, or are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, or venue promoter and have been impacted by COVID-19? This webinar provides introductory informatio...  Read More
Comcast RISE now accepting Applications
by Asian Chamber on January 24th, 2021
Representation. Investment. Strength. Empowerment.Recently, small businesses have been dealing with the ongoing impact of the pandemic, socialunrest, and environmental events. We have been working proactively to help all our smallbusiness customers.Independent small businesses are the backbone of our communities, and today, more than ever, small businesses owned by Black, Hispanic and Asian Americ...  Read More
SBA Calls - Week of Jan 18, 2021
by Asian Chamber on January 20th, 2021
The New Relief Package: What You Need to KnowThe SBA Houston District office will provide a preview of what is coming down the pipeline in terms of COVID-19 recovery for small business owners (PPP, EIDL advance, debt relief, etc.).View the Events...  Read More
EXCLUSIVE ACC Webinar - The New Relief Package - Explained by SBA
by Asian Chamber on January 6th, 2021
With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, a $2.3 trillion spending bill, a new round of stimulus funding will soon be available. Please join us for a discussion with Tim Jeffcoat, Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Houston as we navigate what this means for small businesses and how you can apply for Paycheck Protection Programs and Economic Injury Disaster Lo...  Read More
Metro - Accessing Capital
by Asian Chamber on December 29th, 2020
Accessing Capital DecemberOnline Webinar- Microsoft Teams December 30, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am...  Read More
SBA - Top Business Trends for 2021
by Asian Chamber on December 29th, 2020
For small businesses across America, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in history.  Despite the coronavirus pandemic, small business owners have been resilient, pivoting, and adapting their business models to navigate continually changing conditions. With the new year on the horizon, there are potential new opportunities to take advantage of and ways to adapt to challenges you may fa...  Read More
Fort Bend County Small Business Emergency Grant Program
by Asian Chamber on December 23rd, 2020
The Commissioners Court has authorized the third phase of the Small Business Assistance Grant Program. You will be able to submit an application beginning December 18, 2020 at the link below. Applications will be accepted for businesses that have not applied during the first and second phases of this program. Businesses that have received or applied to receive a second grant do not need to take an...  Read More
National ACE - Covid Relief Measures
by Asian Chamber on December 23rd, 2020
The following related documents can be downloaded below: Fix Tax Concerns with Forgiven PPP Loans and EIDL AdvancesThe law clarifies numerous provisions including:Removes the requirement for PPP borrowers to deduct the amount of their EIDL advance from their PPP forgiveness amount.Gross income does not include any amount that would otherwise arise from the forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Prog...  Read More
U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans
by Asian Chamber on December 22nd, 2020
What Small Businesses Need to Know About the New Pandemic Relief Package – Changes to PPP and More  As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for initial PPP loans, the loan forgiveness pro...  Read More
SBA - Calls This Week - Dec 14-18
by Asian Chamber on December 14th, 2020
Weekly SBA Houston Virtual EventsSmall Business Administration (SBA) sent this bulletin at 12/11/2020 ...  Read More
Texas Workforce Development and Education Resources
by Asian Chamber on December 10th, 2020
The Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Office of Employer Initiatives is hosting a virtual conference highlighting workforce development and education funding opportunity programs to assist your local community and the business partners you support. Join us for sessions highlighting TWC program resources such as the newly revamped Skills Development Fund (SDF); Skills for Small Business (SSB); Sel...  Read More
SBA offerings Free Scholarships though a 7j Management and Technical Assistance Grant.
by Asian Chamber on December 2nd, 2020
The Small Business Administration is offering Free Scholarships to Coley’s FedMap™ (Federal Market Acceleration Program) though a 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Grant. The information in the application below is required to determine your eligibility to participate at no cost and complies with terms of the SBA Grant.Follow the link below if you are interested in participating in the 7(j)...  Read More
SBA - Ready, Set, GO! Upcoming Virtual Events!
by Asian Chamber on November 30th, 2020
Ready, Set, GO! Upcoming Virtual Events! - View Events...  Read More
Governor’s Small Business Webinar Series - Nov 19
by Asian Chamber on November 17th, 2020
Optimizing PPP Loan Forgiveness:With Opening Remarks from Governor Greg AbbottWhen: Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Central TimeWhere: Online Webinar About:We are excited and honored to have Governor Greg Abbott join us for opening remarks as we close out the Governor's Small Business Webinar Series for 2020. Small businesses are the backbone of the state's economy, playing a vital rol...  Read More
EIDL Grant -vs- PPP Loan
by Asian Chamber on November 3rd, 2020
The requirement to repay an EIDL grant (often called an EIDL Advance).The EIDL grant is indeed that – a grant – of up to $10,000 for the small business that did not receive a PPP loan.However, note that Congress instructed us (via The Cares Act) to require repayment of EIDL Grants if the same applicant receives a forgivable 7(a) loan (also known as a PPP loan).To use an example, a small business w...  Read More
SBA Houston Virtual Training Events! November 2-6
by Asian Chamber on November 3rd, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Upcoming SBA Virtual Events!...  Read More
2020 National MED Week
by Asian Chamber on September 10th, 2020
MBDA has hosted the National MED Week observance honoring the outstanding achievements and leadership of minority-owned firms, organizations and advocates from across the Nation. This year, MBDA has transformed its traditional programming to fit the dynamic virtual conference environment. The virtual conference experience will host more than twenty unique forums featuring inspirational stories, industry insights, and networking connections. 2020 National MED Week is virtually unmissable!  Read More
2020 LiftOff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
Liftoff Houston Applications Now Open Until August 10, 2020 | 11:59 PMOrientation is REQUIRED for Everyone Liftoff Houston is the City of Houston's annual business plan competition. It is an entrepreneurial initiative that aims to empower Houstonians with business literacy education and mentorship to start their own businesses while contributing to the local growth and sustainability of the Housto...  Read More
Deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan
by Asian Chamber on August 3rd, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. The deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020....  Read More
SBA Houston Virtual Events - July 27-31
by Asian Chamber on July 27th, 2020
SBA Topics include: EIDL/PPP Program overview, PPP Loan Forgiveness, Q&A Sessions, Federal Contracting (WOSB, HUBZone, 8a), Access to capital, SBIR/STTR.   Read More
SBA Houston District Office Webinar Schedule June 22-26
by Asian Chamber on June 23rd, 2020
View the SBA Webinar Schedule for June 22-26. You can view it directly by clicking here.  Read More