This page is designed to provide resources and information concerning the virus to businesses and individuals in our region. We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.
City of Houston's $15 million small business recovery program for those impacted by COVID-19. Businesses and chambers of commerce within Houston city limits may be eligible for up to $50,000 in relief. Funds may be utilized for payroll, rent, mortgage, protective equipment for employees, marketing, accounts payable and other specific recovery efforts. Application period Aug. 19 - Sept. 4.
A step-by-step guide to creating a plan to help your business weather, recover and prepare for disaster.
Here are some best practices from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that you can follow to manage the situation for your employees and customers.
Small business resources in response to coronavirus.
Tips and strategies for teleworking from a Houston thought leader.
From phones to CRM, all the tech you need to run your small business.
The Houston office of the U.S. Small Business Administration helps connect companies and entrepreneurs with the tools and resources necessary for success.
The Small Business Development Center at the University of Houston offers workshops, advisory services, research assistance and much more for small businesses in the area.
Free consulting on finding contracting opportunities that match your business.
The WBEA provides support to entrepreneurs in education, scholarships, and matchmaking with corporate contracting offices. We are committed to inspiring and empowering women who want to start or expand their business.
Promoting the growth and success of local small businesses, with special emphasis on historically underutilized groups by ensuring their meaningful participation in the government procurement process.
Provides quality business education, access to capital, business support services and alumni service for business owned who are poised to grow.
The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) has been providing business development services to minority business enterprises (MBEs) for over 47 years. HMSDC provides MBEs the opportunity to connect face-to-face with many of America’s largest public institutions and private sectors companies. The mission of HMSDC is to actively involve our members in efforts that will increase and expand business opportunities and business growth for Minority Business Enterprises and to drive excellence in supplier diversity and supplier development.
A small business program that provides resources, education, and connection to capital to help Houston-area entrepreneurs start or expand a business.
Rice University’s Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is partnering with The Ion to provide education and insight to small business owners, helping them return to normal operations and recover from the closures.
Nonprofit organization for minority businesses and major corporations interested in establishing relationships with minority entrepreneurs and helping them to successfully grow. Services include MBE certification, MBE scholarships and more.
A national, all-volunteer group with real-world business experience that offer free business resources, counseling, workshops, and more.
Nonprofit Corporation founded by Houston area academic/research institutions to provide capital development, business match-making opportunities and support to emerging companies in the areas of life science and biotechnology commercialization.
Supports the creation of technology-based companies and the commercialization of new technologies in the Houston community and Southwest.
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and its operating affiliate Workforce Solutions, are the public workforce system in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas.
Provides credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources and provides leadership and innovation to the microlending industry.
Loans of $10,000 to $150,000 to help businesses purchase assets, working capital and closing costs. Also provides gap financing when businesses are unable to obtain all of the financing they need from banks.
Flexible and affordable loans to expand businesses and work closely with banks and commercial lenders to provide bridge financing.
This opportunity supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and emphasizes training for new workers though it also may help upgrade the skills of incumbent workers. Funding for training is for full-time employees.
Partnership events offer access to career-enhancing knowledge and a platform for networking with others who share your business goals, interests, issues, markets and industry sectors, which lead to expanded personal and professional relationships.
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