Houston Business Matchmaking 2022 - Live Virtual Conference

3/4/2022
8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Online

Registration is no longer available.

Join us for the third annual Houston Business Matchmaker event on Friday, March 4. This virtual event will provide small business owners from all industries the opportunity to connect with prime contractors, large businesses, and local, state, and federal agencies.  Over 50 buyers will be available for one-on-one virtual meetings and there is capacity for more than 500 small business suppliers/sellers.  Matches are not guaranteed.

Once you have completed your registration, your confirmation email will contain a link to MyBusinessMatches that will allow you to set up your profile for your one-on-one sessions with the buyers. If you do not receive the confirmation email please check your SPAM box.

Qualifications:

Small business suppliers/sellers must have a PDF quality Capability Statement, NAICS code/codes, and been in business for at least two years.  After registering and paying on this site, small business suppliers/sellers will receive an access code to MyBusinessMatch website where they can upload their capability statement and sign up for matches.  Matches are not guaranteed. 

During pre-scheduled, one-on-one, 15-minute virtual sessions, small business suppliers/sellers will have the opportunity to demonstrate how they can meet the needs of participating buyers by providing detailed information of their services and capabilities. Matches will be based on buyer requirements and supplier/seller capabilities to ensure quality meetings.

Buyers include governmental agencies (such as the University of Texas at Austin, Port of Houston, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, METRO, and NASA) and large companies (such as Boeing, ExxonMobil Global Services Company, Shell Oil Company, BMC Software Inc., Hewlett Packard, Valor Healthcare Inc., and many more). 

Prepare for the event by attending these free webinars.

These webinars will be streamed throughout the day. Click here to view the agenda.

  • Go Global with Google Market Finder
    Maria Elena Duron, Grow with Google Professional Trainer, Marketing Coach + Strategist
    With the right tools and international marketing strategy, businesses are still expanding globally to meet new demand. This webinar introduces Google's Market Finder, a free tool that can help you identify new international business opportunities and plan for success. By making finding new markets practical, affordable, and achievable, Market Finder makes the pathway to global expansion smoother.
  • Investors and Your Business
    Rebecca Schultz, Founder & Executive Loan Consultant, Synerlock Funding
    Investors need to know they are making strong choices when lending to businesses. How business leaders address current challenges says a lot about their future growth and viability. Join the conversation and learn how these key topics are shaping the funding conversation and how you can be prepared.
  • Sell Online with eCommerce Tools
    Maria Elena Duron, Grow with Google Professional Trainer, Marketing Coach + Strategist
    In this session, you'll learn how to sell online to customers. We’ll walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list your products on Google so that you can sell from anywhere. Plus, learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.
  • Marketing Lessons Learned From a Pandemic
    Doug Mansfield, Owner, Mansfield Marketing
    Our speaker, Doug Mansfield has assisted over 300 business owners survive the upheaval brought on by the recent pandemic. His work with these businesses has enlightened him to the challenges business owners faced and how they should prepare for the next disaster when it comes knocking. You may be surprised at the lessons learned so join us for a brief recap of what areas to focus on to improve your marketing now and be prepared for the future. 
  • Locate Federal Government Solicitations on Contract Opportunities
    Tim Scarborough, Program Director, PTAC
    Join us and find out how to use Contract Opportunities found on SAM.gov to locate current federal government opportunities. You’ll also learn how to set up saved searches which will enable you to receive email notifications for opportunities.  
  • SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program 
    Tamara E. Murray, Underwriting Marketing Specialist, Office of Surety Guarantees, U.S. Small Business Administration
    Join in and hear how businesses with limited financial resources and no prior bonded work experience can obtain contract, bid, performance, and payment bonds.  Topics of discussion will include types of bonds, eligibility criteria, program benefits, application process, and how to find an authorized agent.  This webinar is targeted to small businesses in the construction, supply, and service sectors who want to pursue federal, state, and local contracts.


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