Mon, Oct. 03, 2016

20th Annual Golf Classic & Silent Auction

Fri, Oct. 07, 2016

HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH A WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL (WBENC) CERTIFICATION

Fri, Oct. 14, 2016

Educational Encounter (Lunch Sense)

Wed, Oct. 19, 2016

New Overtime Law: Time for you to make $alary decisions for your Exempt Employees

WBEA Certification

Information to Know

RESOURCES

 

      SBA and Small Business Majority will host free Affordable Care Act 101 webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.  Join us every other Thursday at 2 PM ET.

 

 

 

 

Join us for the Affordable Care Act 101 webinars in Spanish once a month on Tuesdays at 4 PM ET.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onlinemba.com

  • ·        Leading site in providing education and career resources for current and prospective MBA students.
  •      ·           Learn the habits of successful entreprenuers
  •       ·          Solidify your idea and create a business plan
  •       ·          Gain exposure and funding
  •       ·          Get a legal and licensed start

View the full guide at: http://www.onlinemba.com/entrepreneurship-guide/.

 

 

 

City of Houston

 

·        City contracts

 

·        http://www.houstontx.gov

 

o   Government

o   Mayor

o   Divisions – Affirmative Action & Contract Appliance

 

·        For more information call 713-837-9000

 

HMSDC (Houston Minority Supplier Development Council)

 

·        Certification is very similar to that of the WBEA except it is based on ethnicity.

 

·        Training is every second Wednesday of every other month at the UHSBDC from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

·        For more information contact Constance Jones at

          713-271-7805

 

·        http://www.hmbc.org

 

State of Texas HUB (Historical Underutilized Business)

 

·        Doing business with state entities such as MD Anderson, Texas A&M, Prairie View A&M, UTMB

 

·        We automatically take care of the paperwork for you!  Should receive your HUB certification approximately 45 days after receiving your WBEA certification. 

 

·        You must be a U.S. citizen and have legal residency in the state of Texas.

 

SBA (Small Business Administration)

 

·        Valerie Coleman conducts training every other month on a Wednesday at UHSBDC.

 

·        http://www.sba.gov

 

·        Certifications include SDB (Small Disadvantaged Business) and SBA 8(a)

 

HUB ZONE

 

·        Businesses located in hub zones and 30% of employees live in that hub zone or another hub zone.

 

·        Lower income, high unemployment rate

 

·        sba.gov/hubzone

 

 

Metro

 

·        Seeking business opportunities with metro.  They also offer great educational programs and networking events free of charge.

 

·        http://www.ridemetro.org

 

·        For more information call 713-739-4844

 

Port of Houston

 

·        Must be certified with WBEA, HMBC or City of Houston to go through their program.

 

·        http://www.poha.com

 

·        For more information contact the Port of Houston at

     713-670-2418

 

 

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. NAICS will reshape the way we view our changing economy.

·        http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html

 

 

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