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!
May 6 - May 27: Join us in this 5-part series to learn about available resources and planning for international trade.
Wednesday, May 12: Join this webinar and receive an overview of the U.S. sales and use tax and how it applies to ecommerce transactions.
Thursday, May 13: During this webinar we discuss simple but professional tools for building and managing a business website.
Monday, May 17: This webinar explores new updates on the PPP Second Draw Loan Program and updates on PPP forgiveness.
Wednesday, May 19: In this live webinar, presenter Doug Mansfield will show you popular website platforms and how to integrate SEO.
Thursday, May 20: Presenter Andrea Andrus will show you the best practices for posting/messaging on Facebook Business Suite.
Monday, May 24: Learn all of the Paycheck Protection Program updates from Business Specialist Julie Gilmer.
Tuesday, May 25: Join us for this live webinar and learn how to create a cohesive branding strategy from presenter Marty Butts.
Wednesday, May 26: Learn all of the Paycheck Protection Program updates from Business Specialist Rebecca Schultz.
Wednesday, May 26: In this live webinar, presenter Doug Mansfield will provide feedback you can use to improve your website.
Thursday, May 27: Presenter Shavonnah Schreiber will show you how to include social media advertising in your marketing plan.
Wednesday, June 2: This webinar explores new updates on the PPP Second Draw Loan Program and updates on PPP forgiveness.
June 4 - June 28 Join us for an exclusive opportunity to get curated content guaranteed to help you ramp up your marketing efforts.
Wednesday, June 9 Join this live webinar, as we discuss small claims court and if it is a viable option for your small business.
Thursday, June 10 This webinar is geared towards business owners and sales professionals that manage risk and failure to achieve success.
Thursday, June 10 In this webinar, we explore how to create an informative and engaging virtual business presentation for your audience.
Monday, June 14 During this live webinar, we discuss strategies for transitioning your team back to the office after COVID-19.
Tuesday, June 15 Join us as we discuss the challenges facing today's food truck operator, the impact of COVID-19, and more.
Wednesday, June 16: This webinar explores new updates on the PPP Second Draw Loan Program and updates on PPP forgiveness.
Wednesday, June 16 Learn about Google Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn Ads, and other services to promote your small business online.
Tuesday, June 22: In this live webinar, learn strategic ways to prepare for retail business after COVID-19.
Wednesday, June 23: Presenter Trisha Barita will cover contract clauses, alternative dispute resolutions and appeals.
Wednesday, June 23: Join us and gain insight on how to get started with advertising on Facebook and Instagram.
Wednesday, June 23: Learn all of the Paycheck Protection Program updates from Business Specialist Rebecca Schultz.
Monday, June 28: Tune in and receive tips and recommendations for good bookkeeping practices from presenter Angela Randolph.
Tuesday, June 29: Presenter Marty Butts will show you what is driving product pricing strategies and technology.
Wednesday, June 30: Learn all of the Paycheck Protection Program updates from Business Specialist Rebecca Schultz.
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.
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.
Presenter Jane Bennett will show you the importance of Profit and Loss statements and how to manage weekly.
Gain insight on how to communicate with customers with presenter Chris Tripoli. He will take a further look into ways to communicate with your customers.
Join us for this live webinar and discover new opportunities that make the most sense for your business and so much more.
In this webinar, get all the updates on the Texas Cottage Food Laws from presenter Crystal Eisner.
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.
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.
Watch and learn from social media expert as she shares tips and techniques to use when creating your email strategy.
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.
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.
The USPTO will cover the four types of intellectual property including Patents and how to use intellectual property to protect their business.
In this webinar we will explore a variety of social platform and the audiences each are best suited for your business.
Part 1 of 3: In this webinar, discover the key elements for creating your very own podcasts and video blogs, and create a strategic plan.
Part 2 of 3: In this webinar, you’ll learn all about execution, how to professionally record, produce, set up software, edit content, and more.
Part 3 of 3: Learn how you can strategically distribute and market your content to grow your fan base and measure progress.
We discuss how to use your signs to grow your business, legal obstacles that are imposed on the use of signs, and more.
Watch this webinar as marketing expert, Shavonnah R. Schreiber, gives tips on selecting the best social media platform for your business.
Discover which businesses will be “hot” in 2020, how to target consumers, and the newest consumer and business trends.
Learn how to create impactful stories to develop a deep connection with your prospects, which will lead to higher sales.
Marketing expert, Shavonnah R. Schreiber, will walk you through marketing strategies you can use to get your business back on track.
Watch this webinar and explore essential, low-cost or DIY marketing and advertising tools for your business.
Watch this webinar and learn website design tips, advantages of using email marketing, using PPC and more.
Get acquainted with the business collection at the Central Library and learn how to access their free online resources.
Using simple concepts and Facebook ads you can grow your business quickly for very little money. Learn how.
Learn what kind of content to post, how to find or curate content, and develop targeted content for your audience.
Get tips from marketing expert, Shavonnah R. Schreiber, on how to invest in the best channels, create valuable content and more.
The chart of accounts is a list of your company’s accounts and balances. Watch and learn how to use essential tools.
Watch and learn from a QuickBooks pro advisor how to create an invoice and keep track of customer payments.
Managing payroll is essential for a small business. Watch as an expert walks you through the basics you'll need to know.
Just like balancing your checkbook, you need to review your accounts to make sure they match bank statements. Learn how now.
Watch and learn from an pro advisor expert on how to set up your vendors and pay your bills using QuickBooks 2020.
Watch and discover how to create budgets, bill for time and costs, conduct job costing, and customize forms.
Need help understanding the PPP application? In this webinar, learn the process and requirements for receiving loan forgiveness.
In this webinar, managing cash, controlling expenses, and managing staff considerations are among the topics that will be covered.
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.
Watch this webinar and learn how to select the right email provider, schedule emails at optimal times and so much more.
This webinar is a beginner level course and is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to create and design flyers and more.
This workshop focuses on helping businesses that sell to other businesses. Learn how strategies differ from B2C and more.
Tune in as we discuss social networking and provide a strategic plan to integrate social networks into your existing digital marketing.
Get expert advice on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn analytics and explore best practices for email analytics.
In this webinar, learn how to market your business in the most challenging times, such as a natural disaster or a pandemic.
Learn eCommerce website platforms like Shopify and Woo-Commerce to determine the best one for your needs.
During this webinar, we will walk you through how to create and monitor a budget for your business and and measure your results.
Have you been denied for business credit? Join this informative webinar to explore how personal credit score affects your business.
Tackling tough challenges of proper pricing for goods or services is always difficult. Learn how and when should you give discounts.
In this webinar, get learn strategies and resources to help you successfully manage your cash flow during economic uncertainty.
Are you an owner of a Shuttered Venue? Find out if the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program is a good fit for your business.
If your business was recently affected by the Texas Ice Storm, learn how to complete an SBA disaster loan application.
The last thing any business owner wants is an IRS audit. Learn about the red flags that could trigger an audit and how to avoid them.
During this webinar you will receive tips , tools, and techniques for completing and submitting a strong loan proposal.
Join us for this webinar and get updated on your tax obligations as a new or existing business owner. Highlights include EIN and more.
Too much debt? This webinar tackles the questions about hurting cash flow and borrowing money during troubled times.
In this webinar, learn how external users of financials statements make decisions and draw conclusions on the business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the stages of performance and different contract terms. Highlights include Bilateral-Unilateral Contracts and more.
Learn how to create an effective mix of selling attitudes, behaviors, and techniques for an improved sales approach.
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 in this time of uncertainty, including tips for working from home, keeping your team motivated, and more.
In this webinar we offer tips for hiring an affordable web designer and basic web design practices for your project on a budget.
Discover how to build a website or manage an existing one. We discuss valuable resources and the basics of web management.
Watch this webinar to learn how to create and upload engaging video content to grow and brand your business.
Watch as marketing expert, Mandy de León shows you how to lay the foundation for developing creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
Watch this webinar from marketing expert Shavonnah R. Schreiber, to get tips and techniques on the best ways to market your business.
During this webinar, we discuss how to design company culture by understanding your values, vision, and mission.
Part 1 of 3: Social Media - This three-part series will explore digital marketing strategies for promoting your business online.
Part 2 of 3: Strategies - This three-part series will explore digital marketing strategies for promoting your business online.
Part 3 of 3: Advertising - This three-part series will explore digital marketing strategies for promoting your business online.
Part 1 of 2: What/When to Post: In this series, learn how to create brand awareness and be discovered by your target audience.
Part 2 of 2: Where to Post: In this series, learn how to create brand awareness and be discovered by your target audience.
Learn how the social media funnel can grow your business, resulting in increased brand awareness, visibility and loyal customers.
During this webinar we explore what focus groups are, when to use them, how to conduct an online focus group, and much more.
Watch this webinar to learn how to use storytelling to create interesting and relevant social content for your audience.
Learn how LinkedIn can improve brand awareness, build your network, boost leads and conversions, and more.
In this webinar you will learn simple but proven strategies for improving your success rate with pay-per-click and banner advertising campaigns.
Watch and learn how strategies for selling B2B and B2C differ, and how to create messaging that speaks to both segments.
Watch this webinar to stay on top of new trends in social media marketing in 2021, including content, ads, and networking.
During this webinar, we explore learn how to create an effective digital marketing campaign for your small business.
Learn best practices for hiring an SEO company to increase organic search engine results and Google pay-per-click advertising.
We explore SEO, social marketing, advertising, and best practices for reaching new customers and generating more revenue.
Watch this Facebook update and learn top benefits and best practices for using Facebook in your strategic marketing campaign.
Tips for businesses that want to increase in-person customer traffic, and to increase sales leads for service-based businesses.
Learn how to manage and protect your company's online reputation using social media management sites, including Google Business.
During this webinar, we explore how to clearly define the Marketing function for your company and build a high-functioning Marketing team.
In this webinar we will learn ways to advertise online that are lesser known and more affordable than what our competitors may be doing.
Watch this webinar to find out how to use LinkedIn as a tool to connect and engage with your business's target audience.
Discover how to create a digital marketing blueprint to help you achieve increased brand awareness, sales growth, and lead generation.
In this webinar we will explore ways to effectively create a successful digital marketing campaign with a minimal budget.
Discover the critical components of every successful marketing strategy, and how to develop a simple and practical marketing strategy.
During this webinar we explore how to build buyer personas and market to the right people for your business.
Watch this webinar to learn Instagram basics for your business's marketing strategy and grow your following.
Watch as digital marketing expert, Beth Guide, walks you though various blogging and streaming options available to you.
This webinar focuses on the basics of the R&D Tax Credit, explaining industry qualifications and potential benefits for your company.
Tune in to explore all aspects of the business structure such as the level of risk you are willing to assume, funding, assets, and more.
Learn how to handle SBA Disaster Loan proceeds, tax implications of loan forgiveness, remote work deductions, and more.
In this free webinar, learn how to use LinkedIn to increase sales leads, sales and best practices from presenter Doug Mansfield.
This webinar explores new updates on the PPP Second Draw Loan Program and the PPP forgiveness process. Updated 4/26/21.
This webinar explores a method in relationship building for business owners who are experiencing challenges in acquiring funding.
In this webinar you will learn best practices for advertising on Facebook and Instagram, how to set a budget, and measuring results.
Learn creative ways your business can pump energy, fun, and excitement into your sales and marketing this Halloween.
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