The Office of Business Opportunity

The Office of Business Opportunity The City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) creates a competitive and diverse business environment in Houston by supporting small business owners and workforce development, with emphasis on historically underutilized groups.
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The Office of Business Opportunity(OBO) promotes equal access and economic opportunity at every level of city procurement by facilitating S/MWPDBE and DBE Certification, Contract Compliance and S/MWDBE Utilization Reports. The Office of Business Opportunity Solutions Center (OBOSC) provides small businesses with information on city, county, state and federal business regulations. OBOSC's Resource Guides provide an array of topics that can help you as you continue to grow or start your business.

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Join us tomorrow, August 3 for the second, of a four part Workforce Webinar series, featuring a spotlight on the Service...
08/02/2021

Join us tomorrow, August 3 for the second, of a four part Workforce Webinar series, featuring a spotlight on the Service Industry! Representatives from UH Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management will share programming information, as well as JW Marriott and OTG Management sharing job opportunities.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar2

Join us tomorrow, August 3 for the second, of a four part Workforce Webinar series, featuring a spotlight on the Service Industry! Representatives from UH Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management will share programming information, as well as JW Marriott and OTG Management sharing job opportunities.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar2

APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY AT 2 PM! Make sure to finish & submit your applications before the deadline!www.liftoffhouston....
08/02/2021

APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY AT 2 PM! Make sure to finish & submit your applications before the deadline!

www.liftoffhouston.com

#LiftOffHouston #HoustonOBO #HoustonLibrary #SmallBusiness #Startups #business #competition⁠ #Entrepreneurship #EventBrite⁠ #Applications #ApplicationsClosing

APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY AT 2 PM! Make sure to finish & submit your applications before the deadline!

www.liftoffhouston.com

#LiftOffHouston #HoustonOBO #HoustonLibrary #SmallBusiness #Startups #business #competition⁠ #Entrepreneurship #EventBrite⁠ #Applications #ApplicationsClosing

TODAY - Monday, Aug. 2 - is the last day to apply for a chance to win $10,000 for your small business idea or startup! E...
08/02/2021

TODAY - Monday, Aug. 2 - is the last day to apply for a chance to win $10,000 for your small business idea or startup! Everything you need to know is at www.liftoffhouston.com. You've got till 2:00 p.m. to get your applications in!
#Houston #SmallBusiness #Entrepreneurs #Startups #HoustonOBO

TODAY - Monday, Aug. 2 - is the last day to apply for a chance to win $10,000 for your small business idea or startup! Everything you need to know is at www.liftoffhouston.com. You've got till 2:00 p.m. to get your applications in!
#Houston #SmallBusiness #Entrepreneurs #Startups #HoustonOBO

Check out The Ion, a center for “technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship”! See what The Ion is doing to promote inc...
07/30/2021

Check out The Ion, a center for “technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship”! See what The Ion is doing to promote inclusivity in Houston’s innovation community!

https://tinyurl.com/TheIon

#HoustonOBO #Newsletter #Article #Ion #Business #News #Innovation #Entrepreneurs

Check out The Ion, a center for “technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship”! See what The Ion is doing to promote inclusivity in Houston’s innovation community!

https://tinyurl.com/TheIon

#HoustonOBO #Newsletter #Article #Ion #Business #News #Innovation #Entrepreneurs

We've got three more webinars in August that will connect job seekers to hiring employers and job readiness resources! R...
07/29/2021

We've got three more webinars in August that will connect job seekers to hiring employers and job readiness resources! Register below:

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Service Industry Spotlight
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://lnkd.in/eksWm8D
Presenters: JW Marriott Houston, OTG Airport Concession Group

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Budgeting your Paycheck
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://lnkd.in/eC-FR7a
Presenters: Houston Financial Empowerment Centers, METRO

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Trade and Certification Programs
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://lnkd.in/e2dTu_W
Presenters: SER Jobs, Work Texas

#HoustonOBO #workforcedevelopment #jobs #hiring #hospitalityjobs #budgeting #trades

We've got three more webinars in August that will connect job seekers to hiring employers and job readiness resources! Register below:

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Service Industry Spotlight
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://lnkd.in/eksWm8D
Presenters: JW Marriott Houston, OTG Airport Concession Group

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Budgeting your Paycheck
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://lnkd.in/eC-FR7a
Presenters: Houston Financial Empowerment Centers, METRO

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Trade and Certification Programs
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://lnkd.in/e2dTu_W
Presenters: SER Jobs, Work Texas

#HoustonOBO #workforcedevelopment #jobs #hiring #hospitalityjobs #budgeting #trades

If you want to win $10,000 to start your business, the application deadline for #LiftoffHouston is fast approaching: 2 p...
07/29/2021
2021 Liftoff Houston Startup Business Plan Competition

If you want to win $10,000 to start your business, the application deadline for #LiftoffHouston is fast approaching: 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2! Learn about this opportunity from Mayor Sylvester Turner, and don't miss that deadline! Apply at liftoffhouston.com.

#HoustonOBO #entrepreneurship #startupfunding #businessplancompetition #houston

https://youtu.be/XSHZVjaOm6w

Mayor Sylvester Turner invites Houstonians to apply for Liftoff Houston, the city's annual business plan competition. Contestants can win $10,000 for their s...

Meet Lourdes Pedroza she is the chief executive officer of L&R Flooring Inc. The company is a family owned business that...
07/29/2021

Meet Lourdes Pedroza she is the chief executive officer of L&R Flooring Inc. The company is a family owned business that has over 20 years of experience installing tile with over a hundred designs of tile to choose from. She is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program.

Meet Lourdes Pedroza she is the chief executive officer of L&R Flooring Inc. The company is a family owned business that has over 20 years of experience installing tile with over a hundred designs of tile to choose from. She is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program.

A very special shout out to our Hire Houston Youth summer interns on National Intern Day! They have made incredible cont...
07/29/2021

A very special shout out to our Hire Houston Youth summer interns on National Intern Day! They have made incredible contributions to each department at #HoustonOBO, and we appreciate them so much. Since joining us, they have made such a difference in our Asst. Director’s office, as well as in our Contract Complaince, Certification and External Affairs divisions. We are so proud of have them in the Houston OBO family!

#appreciationpost #nationalinternday #cityofhouston #hirehoustonyouth #ourfuture #brilliantminds

Meet Janie Maldonado she is the CEO of General Commercial Solutions, LLC. GCS is a leading finishing and facilities serv...
07/29/2021

Meet Janie Maldonado she is the CEO of General Commercial Solutions, LLC. GCS is a leading finishing and facilities services company. Based on the premise that every client deserves an exceptional service. She is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program.

Meet Janie Maldonado she is the CEO of General Commercial Solutions, LLC. GCS is a leading finishing and facilities services company. Based on the premise that every client deserves an exceptional service. She is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program.

Meet Colette Lewis she is the CEO of FFG Strategic Consulting, LLC a privately held, multi-disciplined, minority owned, ...
07/27/2021

Meet Colette Lewis she is the CEO of FFG Strategic Consulting, LLC a privately held, multi-disciplined, minority owned, engineering services company. She is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program.

Meet Colette Lewis she is the CEO of FFG Strategic Consulting, LLC a privately held, multi-disciplined, minority owned, engineering services company. She is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program.

The Liftoff Houston Winner's Panel is finally here!! Join us tonight at 6:00 PM to hear directly from previous winners! ...
07/27/2021

The Liftoff Houston Winner's Panel is finally here!! Join us tonight at 6:00 PM to hear directly from previous winners! RSVP Now!

https://tinyurl.com/LOHWinnersPanel

#LiftOffHouston #HoustonOBO #HoustonLibrary #SmallBusiness #Startups #business #competition #Entrepreneurship #WinnersPanel #QnA

The Liftoff Houston Winner's Panel is finally here!! Join us tonight at 6:00 PM to hear directly from previous winners! RSVP Now!

https://tinyurl.com/LOHWinnersPanel

#LiftOffHouston #HoustonOBO #HoustonLibrary #SmallBusiness #Startups #business #competition #Entrepreneurship #WinnersPanel #QnA

07/27/2021

As July comes to a close, we want to invite you to our upcoming Disability Unity and Pride Celebration (DUPC) Thursday and Friday July 29th and 30th. The program will start at 6:30pm each evening and will be streamed live on the Houston MOPD page at Facebook.com/HoustonMOPD

This year's theme is Lifelines: The Love, Art and Advocacy that saves our lives. DUPC is our annual event of art and advocacy which celebrates disability culture, pride and the undying activism of disabled people which coincides with the anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act. Each night will feature performances by artists with disabilities and remarks from special guests. Mayor Sylvester Turner will also be presenting the 2021 Mayor’s Champion of Inclusion Awards on Friday July 30th.

We are very proud of this program and hope you will join in and celebrate Disability Pride Month with us!

Meet Blake Hutchins he is the vice president of NB Contractors, INC. They are a company that focuses on residential and ...
07/27/2021

Meet Blake Hutchins he is the vice president of NB Contractors, INC. They are a company that focuses on residential and commercial projects. They are committed to "Building our Client's Visions". He is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program.

Meet Blake Hutchins he is the vice president of NB Contractors, INC. They are a company that focuses on residential and commercial projects. They are committed to "Building our Client's Visions". He is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program.

07/26/2021
www.liftoffhouston.com

If you want to win $10,000 to start your business, the application deadline for #LiftoffHouston is fast approaching: 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2! Learn about this opportunity from Mayor Sylvester Turner, and don't miss that deadline: https://youtu.be/XSHZVjaOm6w
Apply at: www.liftoffhouston.com!

#HoustonOBO #entrepreneurship #startupfunding #businessplancompetition #houston

Meet the newest members of the OBO Advisory Board! See how the Advisory Board is helping the OBO in furthering its missi...
07/23/2021

Meet the newest members of the OBO Advisory Board! See how the Advisory Board is helping the OBO in furthering its mission!

https://tinyurl.com/OBOAdvisoryBoard

#HoustonOBO #Newsletter #Article #AdvisoryBoard #Business #News

Meet the newest members of the OBO Advisory Board! See how the Advisory Board is helping the OBO in furthering its mission!

https://tinyurl.com/OBOAdvisoryBoard

#HoustonOBO #Newsletter #Article #AdvisoryBoard #Business #News

REGISTER TODAY and learn from Past Winners about the benefits of participating in Liftoff Houston!https://tinyurl.com/LO...
07/23/2021

REGISTER TODAY and learn from Past Winners about the benefits of participating in Liftoff Houston!

https://tinyurl.com/LOHWinnerPanel

#LiftOffHouston #HoustonOBO #HoustonLibrary #SmallBusiness #Startups #business #competition #Entrepreneurship #WinnersPanel #QnA #EventBrite

REGISTER TODAY and learn from Past Winners about the benefits of participating in Liftoff Houston!

https://tinyurl.com/LOHWinnerPanel

#LiftOffHouston #HoustonOBO #HoustonLibrary #SmallBusiness #Startups #business #competition #Entrepreneurship #WinnersPanel #QnA #EventBrite

Meet Judy Tuttle-Wurth she is the CEO of 3930 EGO. She has been in the fashion industry as a stylist for 40 years. 3930 ...
07/22/2021

Meet Judy Tuttle-Wurth she is the CEO of 3930 EGO. She has been in the fashion industry as a stylist for 40 years. 3930 Ego is an open concept chair rental salon. She is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program..

Meet Judy Tuttle-Wurth she is the CEO of 3930 EGO. She has been in the fashion industry as a stylist for 40 years. 3930 Ego is an open concept chair rental salon. She is a participant in our BuildUp Houston 2021 program..

Meet Chris Gatson he is the CEO of Gatson Concrete Construction, Ltd. Gatson Concrete is committed to providing budgetin...
07/22/2021

Meet Chris Gatson he is the CEO of Gatson Concrete Construction, Ltd. Gatson Concrete is committed to providing budgeting, procurement, scheduling, value engineering, and cost control to General Contractor clients. He is a participant of our program BuildUp Houston 2021.

Meet Chris Gatson he is the CEO of Gatson Concrete Construction, Ltd. Gatson Concrete is committed to providing budgeting, procurement, scheduling, value engineering, and cost control to General Contractor clients. He is a participant of our program BuildUp Houston 2021.

Join us tonight for the 1st Liftoff Houston Orientation! Have a conversation with the 2021 Liftoff Houston Staff and lea...
07/21/2021

Join us tonight for the 1st Liftoff Houston Orientation! Have a conversation with the 2021 Liftoff Houston Staff and learn about the Liftoff expectations. Remember you MUST attend orientation in order to compete. RSVP NOW!

https://tinyurl.com/LOHOrientation

#LiftOffHouston #HoustonOBO #HoustonLibrary #SmallBusiness #Startups #business #competition⁠ #Entrepreneurship #Orientation #EventBrite⁠

Join us tonight for the 1st Liftoff Houston Orientation! Have a conversation with the 2021 Liftoff Houston Staff and learn about the Liftoff expectations. Remember you MUST attend orientation in order to compete. RSVP NOW!

https://tinyurl.com/LOHOrientation

#LiftOffHouston #HoustonOBO #HoustonLibrary #SmallBusiness #Startups #business #competition⁠ #Entrepreneurship #Orientation #EventBrite⁠

Meet Juan Castillo he is the CEO of CAS Consultants, LLC a civil engineering Firm founded in 2013. They have an extensiv...
07/20/2021

Meet Juan Castillo he is the CEO of CAS Consultants, LLC a civil engineering Firm founded in 2013. They have an extensive range of experience which includes municipal, residential, commercial, industrial, and large mixed-use projects. "We pursue a client-focused strategy, value exceeding expectations, and will strive to exceed yours."

Meet Juan Castillo he is the CEO of CAS Consultants, LLC a civil engineering Firm founded in 2013. They have an extensive range of experience which includes municipal, residential, commercial, industrial, and large mixed-use projects. "We pursue a client-focused strategy, value exceeding expectations, and will strive to exceed yours."

Does this sound like you? You want your resume to show your best talent and skills, but when it comes time to write it, ...
07/20/2021

Does this sound like you? You want your resume to show your best talent and skills, but when it comes time to write it, you're stuck staring at a blank cursor. If so, register now and join us next Tuesday, July 27 at 1 pm. This workshop series will kick off with Tracy Simmons of Dress for Success Houston, Aaron Hilker of Career Gear Greater Houston, and Workforce Solutions

Register at https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar1

Does this sound like you? You want your resume to show your best talent and skills, but when it comes time to write it, you're stuck staring at a blank cursor. If so, register now and join us next Tuesday, July 27 at 1 pm. This workshop series will kick off with Tracy Simmons of Dress for Success Houston, Aaron Hilker of Career Gear Greater Houston, and Workforce Solutions

Register at https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar1

Meet Patricia Bomer she is the co-founder of Yoga Athletex LLC. Yoga Athletex is Houston’s first athletic training facil...
07/20/2021

Meet Patricia Bomer she is the co-founder of Yoga Athletex LLC. Yoga Athletex is Houston’s first athletic training facility offering sport specific yoga and performance breathwork. Their mission is "to increase the longevity of an athlete’s body & mind, to be active for life & pain free."

Meet Patricia Bomer she is the co-founder of Yoga Athletex LLC. Yoga Athletex is Houston’s first athletic training facility offering sport specific yoga and performance breathwork. Their mission is "to increase the longevity of an athlete’s body & mind, to be active for life & pain free."

Our four-part Workforce Webinar Series is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to build a career in a...
07/20/2021

Our four-part Workforce Webinar Series is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to build a career in any field.

This series will be completely virtual and is FREE to attend. If you are ready to embrace the tools needed to feel confident in your future, join us for this workshop series every Tuesday starting July 27th. Feel free to invite others who might benefit from this series.

**CALENDAR**

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Topic: Resume and Interview Skills
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar1

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Topic: Service Industry Spotlight
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar2

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Topic: Budgeting your Paycheck
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar3

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Topic: Trade and Certification Programs
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar4

#houstonworkforce #houstonhire #career #houstoncareers

@careergeargreaterhou @dfshouston @metrohouston @jwhoustondwtn @otgexp @serhouston @workforcesolutions

Our four-part Workforce Webinar Series is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to build a career in any field.

This series will be completely virtual and is FREE to attend. If you are ready to embrace the tools needed to feel confident in your future, join us for this workshop series every Tuesday starting July 27th. Feel free to invite others who might benefit from this series.

**CALENDAR**

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Topic: Resume and Interview Skills
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar1

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Topic: Service Industry Spotlight
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar2

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Topic: Budgeting your Paycheck
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar3

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Topic: Trade and Certification Programs
1 PM- 2:30 PM
Registration link- https://tinyurl.com/OBOWorkforceWebinar4

#houstonworkforce #houstonhire #career #houstoncareers

@careergeargreaterhou @dfshouston @metrohouston @jwhoustondwtn @otgexp @serhouston @workforcesolutions

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611 Walker St, 7th Floor
Houston, TX
77002

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(832) 393-0954

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Many thanks to the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston for its recognition of the great work by OBO Director Carlecia Wright and the leadership of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner at its 19th annual gala this past weekend. Looking forward to many more years of working together to create economic opportunities across our wonderful city.