President Biden announced important changes to the PPP, including a two-week window for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

Thinking of Starting a Business? Learn how to plan, prepare, and manage your business

Release Date: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Release Number: 
Federico Reimers, (915) 834-4601

EL PASO – The United States Small Business Administration is hosting a seminar for entrepreneurs who want to start a new business, buy an existing business, or business owners who want to take their companies to the next level. These workshops will be presented by an experienced SBA Loan Officer and will give attendees the tools they need to obtain the required financing.


Empower yourself! Learn key elements to establish a successful and profitable business. Connect with resource partners that provided free one-on-one confidential services to guide you through the process. The seminar will cover the specifics of SBA guaranteed loan programs including small loans for home-based businesses, real estate and manufacturing transactions, exporting loans, construction loans, lines of credit, and others. CONNECT WITH SBA LENDERS.



Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 │ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST

Presidio Activity Center
1200 East O’Reilly Street
Presidio, TX 79845

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 │ 9:30 am – 11:30 am CST

Centennial School Building
500 West Avenue H, Room 107
Alpine, TX 79830


Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 │ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST

Pecos Civic Center
1500 South Cedar Street
Pecos, TX 79772


Thursday, September 13th, 2018 │ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST

Marfa City Hall
113 South Highland Avenue
Marfa, TX 79843


Friday, September 14th, 2018 │ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CST

Van Horn Chamber of Commerce
1801 West Broadway
Van Horn, TX 79855




The El Paso District Office of the SBA is responsible for providing businesses with tools for enhancing and growing their businesses. It also oversees the delivery of SBA's programs throughout the state such as:


  • Free counseling, advice and information on starting a business through SCORE, the Small Business Development Centers, and the Women’s Business Center (link is external). These organizations also conduct training events throughout the district.
  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.
  • Business development assistance via the 8(a) program, available to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Veteran’s assistance through the Boots to Business program and dedicated lending programs for Veterans.


For more information on any of these programs, contact the El Paso District office at (915)834-4600.