Posts with the category “business-resource”

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
Updated: U.S. Chamber Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness
by Asian Chamber on June 16th, 2020
Updated: Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the CARES Act, loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the proceeds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses. Congress recently changed the rules regarding loan forgiveness. The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration are responsible for updating the application form and instructions for loan forgiveness. You can find the most up-to-date information here.  Read More
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance application portal is now open
by Asian Chamber on June 16th, 2020
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance application portal is now open to all eligible small businesses, non-profits, and agricultural businesses impacted by COVID-19. To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.  Read More
SBA and Treasury Announce New and Revised Guidance Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program
by Asian Chamber on June 14th, 2020
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This guidance implements the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020, and expands eligibility for businesses with owners who have past felony convictions.  Read More
SBA - Calls This Week
by Asian Chamber on June 9th, 2020
Current SBA calls this week  Read More
UPDATED Business Resources from Partners
by Asian Chamber on June 8th, 2020
The Chamber is updating Small Business Resources for the COVID-19. We will be using this page as repository of links to help Small businesses in need. Please check back frequently for up to date information.  Read More
SBA - National Safety Month
by Asian Chamber on June 7th, 2020
Did you know that June is National Safety Month? As many states move to reopen businesses affected during COVID-19, it's important to follow safety guidelines to keep your employees and customers safe. Take the time to review safety resources from the CDC when reopening your business.  Read More
ALERT: Significant Changes to PPP Signed Into Law
by Asian Chamber on June 7th, 2020
Signed into law, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act made significant changes to PPP. Here are more details on the seven provisions of this new law:  Read More
US Chamber Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness
by Asian Chamber on May 20th, 2020
US Chamber issued a new guide designed to help borrowers understand the process by which their loan forgiveness amount will be calculated and the overall approach of the loan forgiveness process.  Read More
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
by Asian Chamber on May 14th, 2020
Read Information about the CARES ACT and PPP Loans. This Post will be constantly Updated.  Read More
DOL - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
by Asian Chamber on May 6th, 2020
Read Information about the DOL and OSHA. This Post will be constantly Updated.  Read More
IRS - Economic Impact Payment
by Asian Chamber on May 3rd, 2020
Read Information about the IRS. This Post will be constantly Updated.  Read More
Main Street Leading Program
by Asian Chamber on May 2nd, 2020
The Main Street Lending Program was established under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, with approval of the Treasury Secretary. The Treasury will provide $75 billion for the program using funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Frequently asked questions and answers for lenders and borrowers are also available. A start date for the program will be announced soon.  Read More
State of Texas Texas Economic Development
by Asian Chamber on May 1st, 2020
Read Information about State of Texas Economic Development. This Post will be constantly Updated.  Read More
CDC Resources
by Asian Chamber on May 1st, 2020
Read Information about the CDC Guidelines. This Post will be constantly Updated.  Read More
Small Business Administration - SBA Resources - Houston Texas
by Asian Chamber on May 1st, 2020
Read Information about SBA Loans. This Post will be constantly Updated.  Read More
Family and Medical Leave Act - Department of Labor
by Asian Chamber on May 1st, 2020
Read Information about the Family and Medical Leave ACT. This Post will be constantly Updated.  Read More
​The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
by Asian Chamber on May 1st, 2020
Read Information about the EIDL Loans. This Post will be constantly Updated.  Read More