University of Houston Small Business Development Center
The SBDC hosts free, LIVE webinars every week, and has an extensive library of recorded webinars on small business tips and
strategies - all presented by industry experts. See our list of webinars and register today!
Thursday, July 29: Learn how to create a plan to keep your business open during disasters.
Tuesday, August 3: Selecting, training, and retaining your new restaurant’s staff has never been more difficult. Find out what you can do to overcome obstacles.
Tuesday, August 10: Updated industry trends for marketing and promotion along with examples of recent restaurant openings that hit their target!
Monday, August 16: Supporting your teams in the food, hospitality, and retail industries require careful planning. In this webinar we will walk you through the process.
Tuesday, Aug. 24: This information packed session you will learn how to develop communicate and implement the plan.
Thursday, Sept. 9: During this session you will see how to test, update and communicate your plan.
Learn all you need to know on buying an existing business. This webinar helps you navigate the offer and purchasing process.
Presenter Marty Butts will give tips on how to choose the correct market and tips for great customer service.
Learn how to connect with your customer during COVID-19, current trends and ways to adapt your marketing strategy.
Learn how to manage your delivery-only concept and accommodate customers in the new normal from presenter Chris Tripoli.
Learn how to prepare for the holiday season with presenter Marty Butts. He'll cover direct-to-consumer and wholesale channels.
Learn how to adjust in a COVID-19 world from presenter Chris Tripoli. He will cover how to deliver, meet customer expectations and more.
In this free webinar, learn how to adjust your restaurant design with presenter Gin Braverman.
Learn the basics of subscriptions and community programs from presenter Marty Butts. He covers pricing, fulfillment and more.
Learn about the state of the industry and how to move forward with presenter Emily Knight.
Learn how to use digital marketing in the new normal and pivot your campaigns from presenter Shawn Walchef.
Presenter Emily Durham will share her thoughts on the current marketplace and how to succeed post-COVID-19.
Learn how to create a culture of success in your restaurant with presenter Matthew Mabel.
Presenter Marty Butts will show you the best practices for business-to-consumer food product shipping.
Learn how to develop good leadership among your managers at your restaurant with presenter Chris Tripoli.
Gain insight on how selling food wholesale is currently working and how to handle market shifts.
Learn how about business trends and examples of how to be successful in 2021 from presenter Chris Tripoli.
In this free webinar, presenter Marty Butts will show you how to set up an online store for your food product business and user experience.
During this webinar, presenter Chris Tripoli will show you how to manage your restaurant's menu with pricing, menu planing and marketing.
In this webinar, presenter James Harris you will learn all about the H-E-B’s Primo Picks “Quest for Texas Best" contest.
Learn the most effective methods to help you hire right for your restaurant in this free webinar.
Tune in and learn how to maximize direct-to-consumer sales with a focus on service.
Learn how to small scale companies can do to compete in a competitive market.
Presenter Chris Tripoli will give you tips and insight on how to operate your restaurant during COVID-19.
In this recorded webinar, learn how to preparing for COVID-19 and the new normal.
In this free webinar, you will learn how to re-imagine how you sell to your customers.
This is the second part of the "Food Product Website" webinar. It includes a Q&A with a web designer.
Gain insight on how to communicate with customers effectively with presenter Chris Tripoli.
In this webinar, get all the updates on the Texas Cottage Food Laws from presenter Crystal Eisner.
Join us for this live webinar and discover new opportunities that make the most sense for your business and so much more.
Are you looking into opening your own business? Join us and see how you can start!
Are you looking into opening your own business? Join us and see how you can start, the second part.
Learn how to use your business plan to obtain financing and growth with presenter Rebecca Schultz.
In this free webinar, learn the critical components of a successful marketing strategy.
In this free webinar, learn the elements of the three financial statements and financial key performance indicators.
Presenter Jane Bennett will show you the importance of Profit and Loss statements and how to manage weekly.
In this webinar, presenter Tim Scarborough will show you how to prepare capability statements and market to government agencies.
Learn what it takes to make business in Texas. Presenter Dennis McIntosh will cover government procurement and opportunities.
In this info-packed webinar, learn about all of the contract opportunities on Beta.SAM.Gov from presenter Tim Scarborough.
This workshop addresses the specific elements of the costs that make up a contract price including direct labor, payroll overhead and more.
Lo guiaremos a través del análisis de mercado, los costos de inicio, las ventajas y desventajas de comenzar su propio negocio y mucho más.
La planificación es la hoja de ruta hacia el éxito. Durante este curso aprenderás los conceptos básicos que componen un plan de negocio.
El networking puede ser una gran herramienta para dar a conocer su negocio. Aprenda como usar el networking de manera efectiva.
Escuche a un experto, que compartirá información valiosa sobre estos alivios financieros y otros consejos útiles.
Aprenda a crear cuentas para sus proveedores en QuickBooks, registrar las facturas que generan y procesar su pago.
Aprenda a crear registros para sus empleados en QuickBooks Desktop, incluido cómo registrar la información de W4 y mas.
Aprenda como crear en QuickBooks Desktop registros para sus clientes, incluyendo como generar y registrar facturas de venta, y mas.
Descubra cómo QuickBooks puede ayudarlo a administrar el cálculo de este impuesto y la preparación de los informes requeridos.
La lista de cuentas es parte integral del mayor general en la contabilidad y aprenda cómo utilizar estas herramientas.
Watch as SEO expert Beth Guide show you how to improve and optimize your website and make it work for your business.
Expert Nino Lozano will show you the robust uses that Photoshop offers including the possibilities of traditional and sophisticated tools.
During this webinar our expert trainer will discuss the current fraud trends related to COVID-19 and how to identify red flags associated.
In this webinar, Tech specialist, Beth Guide, will give you tips and recommendations that will make working remotely easier and safer.
Learn the tools needed to mitigate your risk of a cybersecurity event, and learn how to prepare your business in case of a data breach.
In this webinar, you will learn how to comfortably send and receive emails, add people to your contacts, use the calendar, and more.
In this how-to webinar, you will discover how you can use this popular software to create professional marketing materials.
The USPTO will cover the four types of intellectual property including Patents and how to use intellectual property to protect their business.
Take an in-depth look at the patenting process from invention to application to issue with presenters Jacob Choi and Hector Leal.
Learn an Incident Response Plan to give your business the resiliency and recoverability needed to manage cybersecurity incidents.
Find out what types of products and services are purchased, types of certifications you need to do business with the City of Houston.
During this webinar, we'll look at specific and current cyber threats, navigate real life examples of breaches and discuss best practices.
Watch this webinar to receive ten email management techniques that will allow you to spend more time being productive.
Learn how to secure your website and mobile apps to keep your customers, employees, and partners information and identities safe.
Attend this webinar and hear from a franchise expert on how to analyze, compare, and select your perfect franchise.
In this webinar, you will discover what franchising really is, debunk the myths, and learn why successful people are investing in franchises.
This webinar is part 1 of a 2-part series. Watch and discover the tools you need to start and grow an online business.
This webinar is part 2 of a 2-part series. Watch and discover the tools you need to start and grow an online business.
In this webinar, you will discover the most important elements you need in order to start and maintain a successful business.
Receive quick and easy tips for writing your business plan and learn how to use your plan to obtain financing and more.
During this webinar we will discuss how to implement cybersecurity training that prepares your employees to be safe and vigilant.
During this webinar you'll receive strategies for managing your costs including how to decide which ones to keep and which ones to cut.
Join us as we talk about business operations, maximizing revenue and how to respond to evolving customer needs and expectations.
Hear best practices seen in team building, staff supervision, guest services, and working relationships between leadership and ownership.
Learn about the legal requirements of a contract in the State of Texas, the two sides to contracts, contract disputes, and contract damages.
Learn how to create an effective mix of selling attitudes, behaviors, and techniques for an improved sales approach.
Learn about the stages of performance and different contract terms. Highlights include Bilateral-Unilateral Contracts and more.
In this webinar, we discuss how to virtually connect to customers and manage people in a virtual environment during COVID-19.
During this webinar, we explore helpful tips and recommendations to improve your website for international e-commerce.
Watch this webinar for an educational and interactive session on creating a work environment focused on mindfulness.
During this webinar, we discuss tangible solutions for maintaining proper work life balance for your remote team.
Learn new norms of selling behavior after COVID-19 and how to adapt your business and objectives for the new normal.
In this webinar, we examine challenging situations that small business owners may be facing now due to COVD-19.
During this webinar, we review The Census Business Builder (CBB), a suite of services that provide data from the Census Bureau.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to best utilize your desk, and a simple, effective method to get your desk clear of clutter.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to manage both your time and projects so you can organize your workday more efficiently.
Get tips and recommendations from marketing expert, Shavonnah R. Schreiber, on strategic ways to build a marketing database.
During this webinar, we provide an overview of The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and how it impacts employers.
Watch this webinar as our sales expert addresses prospecting and shows you how to effectively engage your prospects to maximize sales.
During this webinar our expert trainer will show you quick tips and techniques to maximize your Microsoft Outlook functionality.
In this webinar, we explore ways COVID-19 can greatly benefit your business and customers, instead of becoming a long-term disruption.
In this webinar, we explore how to become a vendor with H-E-B, one of the nation's largest independently owned food retailers.
Learn why salespeople see referrals as a challenge and learn some of the attitudes and techniques that will jumpstart your referral process.
This webinar will explore topics to help you re-open your business, including safety protocols, sales, marketing, and operations.
Join us as Rhonda Abrams, one of the nation's foremost experts on small business, provides tools to help your business survive Amazon.
Watch this webinar as attorney Joseph Tung walks you through how to manage issues while re-opening your business during COVID-19.
Watch as we examine the changing landscape of retail due to the expansion of e-commerce, and learn how to remain competitive.
This webinar is designed for retail business owners to help you prepare for the holiday shoppers and increase sales.
Learn about strategies brick-and-mortar businesses can adopt to keep customers secure as they re-open following COVID-19 shutdowns.
Businesses are struggling under a new normal. We cover regulatory guidelines and how to incorporate daily safety protocols.
In this session, our expert trainer will demystify the process and the rules for how to successfully manage unemployment claims.
In this webinar, we cover employment actions from hiring to firing, and how to have difficult conversations with employees.
During this webinar, you will learn where to find and how to hire employees throughout COVID-19, and tools for recruiting.
Tune in and get information on how to complete an SBA disaster loan application including guidelines and eligibility requirements.
During this webinar, Trisha Barita, Managing Attorney, covers detailed safety training aimed at protecting your employees and customers.
Learn how to identify the best partners for your business, use partnerships to build momentum, and negotiate fair terms.
In this webinar, we explore the tips, tricks, and science behind packing and shipping in an environment of increased online sales.
Discover actions you can take to reduce fraud risks in your business. We discuss businesses who have experienced losses due to fraud.
Has COVID-19 suspended your strategic plan? Join us and discover how to establish new business goals and stay connected with customers.
Learn how to establish an internal communications plan for your company and how to ensure your employees feel ownership.
Watch this webinar, as Maya Ingram, Statewide HUH Program Manager, examines requirements to become a HUB vendor.
Watch as presenter Rhonda Abrams discusses tackling the challenge of proper pricing for your goods or services throughout COVID-19.
In this webinar we discuss how to launch your own Public Relations campaigns. We explore media outlets, messaging, and more.
In this webinar, we discuss insurance types, determining your coverage and what to look for in a provider, and the impact of COVID-19.
Learn what to do if there has been exposure to COVID-19 at your workplace. CDC guidance will be discussed as well a list of symptoms.
In this webinar, Rhonda Abrams shares specific strategies for how your small business can survive and thrive in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The customer experience is a top priority. Join us to discuss building relationships, digital media campaigns, gratitude and more.
Tune in as we discuss ways to put your team at ease, including tips for working from home and staying motivated.
Join us for an honest look at what may be preventing you from reaching your sales goals and practical solutions.
During this webinar, we will talk about ways to manage your stress levels so you are able to support your Team.
This session looks at what needs to be in place to export. Learn the important actions you need to take to ensure you are successful.
This session will help you decide what foreign market is best for your business.
Once a company has selected a specific market, the next step is to decide which entry mode to use and select great partners.
In this webinar, presenter Doug Mansfield will show you popular website platforms and how to integrate SEO.
This session will show you what type of damages you can recover from a breached contract.
Hear about vaccine legal issues your business may face.
This session will show you tips and trick to finding the right home based business for you.
This session will show you tips and tricks to ensure franchise success.
Join us for this webinar and learn how to create a cohesive branding strategy from presenter Marty Butts.
This session will analyze the critical partnerships you need, international e-commerce and digital strategies.
This session will show you how to put all your resources together to develop an exporting plan.
This information packed webinar, will discuss small claims court and if it is a viable option for your small business.
This webinar is geared towards business owners and sales professionals that manage risk and failure to achieve success.
During this webinar, we discuss strategies for transitioning your team back to the office after COVID-19.
Join us for a discussion on the challenges facing today's food truck operator, the impact of COVID-19, and more.
The USPTO explains copyrights and trade secrets and how you can use them in your business.
In this webinar, learn strategic ways to prepare for retail business after COVID-19.
Presenter Trisha Barita will cover contract clauses, alternative dispute resolutions and appeals.
Presenter Marty Butts will show you what is driving product pricing strategies and technology.
Organize your business concepts and ideas logically so that you can see a complete overview of all your information.
Join us as our experienced industry expert presents a complete overview of the opening process that will take you from Idea to Opening Day!
Get information on how to use SAM.gov for your business.
In this workshop we will discuss how to bring your military skills to bear on the challenges of starting and running a business.
Join us as we discuss today’s menu development process for startup concepts.
Aprenda como escoger el mejor seguro para su negocio.
This information packed session will show you the steps of creating a manual with emphasis on how to keep it simple, straightforward, and relevant to your particular business.
Explore leave policies, military leave, and FMLA Leave.
Explore social media policies, National Labor Relations Board, Phone/text policies, and much more.
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