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The SBDC Dedicates Resources to Help Houston Small Businesses Survive COVID-19

Recovery Resources, Free COVID-19 Webinars

Published on August 19, 2020

The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is proud to announce its partnership with H-Force, a developing coalition created to help Houston’s small business community combat the COVID-19 crisis. In collaboration with H-Force members San Jacinto College, Houston Community College, and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, we are offering a series of free small business survival webinars to help business owners navigate the immediate impact and unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.

“We remain dedicated to supporting Houston’s small business community, so they can continue to be the engine driving our economy,” said UH SBDC Network Executive Director, Steve Lawrence. “Partnering with H-Force is a great opportunity for us to further our mission and we are happy to share our expertise and resources to help these small businesses navigate the incredible barriers they are currently facing. The economic circumstances that COVID-19 has created requires extraordinary responses in helping small businesses and that’s what we’re trying to do together.”

H-Force has identified four key areas where small businesses are particularly struggling:

  1. Marketing & Staying Alive
  2. Mindset in a Crisis
  3. Navigating Financial Challenges
  4. Pivoting or Relaunching Your Business

Webinars are held weekly, every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The presenters will touch on a variety of different topics within the four key areas to give small business owners the tools and perspective needed to help them survive COVID-19.

Webinar Schedule:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 25
    Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer
    Register here
  • Thursday, Aug. 27
    The Resilient Mind Set
    Register here
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1
    Coping and Managing Uncertainty & Stress
    Register here
  • Thursday, Sept. 3
    Preparing for the Long Recovery
    Register here
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8
    Adapting Marketing Strategy for a Turbulent 2020
    Register here
  • Thursday, Sept. 10
    Driving Business Performance Through Financials
    Register here
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15
    Employee Issues for Returning to Work
    Register here
  • Thursday, Sept. 17
    Marketing 101 During a Pandemic
    Register here
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22
    Avoiding Legal Pitfalls of Social Media
    Register here
  • Thursday, Sept. 24
    Six Keys To Re-Launch a Business in 90 Days
    Register here
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29
    NOW What? Surviving & Thriving in New Reality
    Register here
  • Thursday, Oct. 1
    Disrupting or Prompting: Does this Affects How You Approach Business
    Register here
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6
    Update on EIDL and PPP
    Register here
  • Thursday, Oct. 8
    New Frontiers: Exporting
    Register here

H-Force comprises of educational institutions, independent school districts and entrepreneurial organizations brought together to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to address personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages. Together, H-Force will bring their resources, expertise, and innovative spirit to support the small business community, banding together to stop the spread. Learn more about H-Force and how you can help at

About UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network
The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network, a program of Bauer College, delivers expert business advice and training to help existing and future business owners start, grow, and succeed. Designated as one of Texas’s top business assistance program, the network has 14 centers that serves 32 counties in southeast Texas.