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Business Resources

This section contains links to selected websites that provide resources, information, or opportunities which may be beneficial to women business owners and companies/organizations committed to women owned business development. New links will be added as they come to our attention and are evaluated for their potential value to our members.
 


 

 

 


 

BUSINESS RESOURCES

  

 

                                                          

WBEA Workplace Safety Guide                             Women Owned Business Dirertory

                                

                                                 

 

  

 

2021 WIPP Policy Priorities - Women Impacting Public Policy    Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

A national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs—strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations.

 

 

Office of Business Opportunity    City of Houston - Office of Business Opportunity

 The Office of Business Opportunity is committed to cultivating a competitive and diverse economic environment in the City of Houston by promoting the success of small businesses and developing Houston’s workforce, with special emphasis on historically underutilized businesses and disenfranchised individuals.

  


  

Strategies for Business Continuity

 

WBENC 2022 National Conference Announced

 

Join WBENC on June 7th to June 9th at the WBENC 2022 National Conference! Spread the word about the National Conference and help continue our commitment to women's business development. Early bird rates end April 6.

 

When: June 7 to June 9

Learn more

 

SBA Houston is seeking top-quality small business CEOs by June 1 for their dynamic CEO training program called THRIVE. It combines in-person and virtual training, features contemporary training materials, can be customized for the needs of specific businesses, is totally focused on GROWTH, and is FREE!

 

Qualifications:

·         Have been in business for 3+ years

·         More than 1 employees

·         Have annual revenues of $250K+

·         Are hungry for significant GROWTH

Learn more

 

Port Houston Introduces Opportunity 

The Business Equity Division was developed to promote equity and enhance procurement processes that will enable small, minority-and woman-owned business enterprises (S/MWBE) to improve their access to contract opportunities with Port Houston. Under this initiative, the two programs will support Port Houston’s mission to move the world and drive regional prosperity, through outreach, process improvement and training support for our business stakeholders.

·         Small Business Enterprise Program (SBE)

·         Minority-and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Program (MWBE)

 

How you benefit:

·         Connect with other local business owners and expand your network

·         Learn more about government procurements and application process

·         Access our mentorship program

·         Access Port Houston procurement opportunities

·         Leverage your certification(s) with our partner agencies

 

Email Lily for more information

 

Port Houston Accepts Your Current WBEA Registration For Enrollment Into The MWBE Program!

 

 

·         HUB Talk: Holder Construction Tarleton

PowerPoint | Video recording

 

 

·        Baker Hughes / Ariba - Support & Resources

Registration video | BakerHughes.com/Suppliers

 

 

·        Upskilling Grant Applications

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·        New Statewide HUB System Open For Account Registration 

Read complete update | Learn more about NIGP

 

Unpaid Invoices?

Keep your business growing and sell your invoices to Facebook for a one-time low fee (only 1% of the invoice value). Stop waiting 30, 60, or 90 days to get paid. Instead, get money in advance and secure the resources you need to help your business flourish.

Learn more

 

 

·   Financing, Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) Explorer, and Supply Chain Webinars
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·   METROS's Small Business University (SBU) Calendar
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·        Governor's Small Business Resource Portal

The Office of Small Business Assistance is excited to announce the official launch of the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal! Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the Small Business Resource portal will provide you with relevant resources and contacts specific to your needs to help you find success. This important tool offers a customized list of useful business resources to help start or grow a business in Texas.

 

The portal is easy to access and use—simply answer five short questions to generate your tailored resource list. For your convenience, you may print or email the results directly from the portal.

Launch the Portal

  

 

 

·         IRS: Prepare Before Disaster Strikes

 

 MaMay includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

 

Preparing for Disasters

Is your home and/or business ready if a disaster strikes? Get information and suggestions or paperless recordkeeping, documenting assets and valuables.

 

Plan Ahead for Disasters | Ready.gov

 

https://www.redcross.org Hurricane Preparedness Week: Take These Steps to Be Prepared

 

 


 

 

The WBEA Women's Business Center is proud to offer counseling through our two SBA resource centers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For free professional advice,

schedule a consultation online at wbc.acuityscheduling.com!

 

DOWNLOAD THE WBEA CALENDAR

 

 

 

Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. www.ed2go.com/hgwbc/

 

Instructor led courses begin May 18 

 

 
Class fee: $115.00

 

Personal Finance

 

Set clear financial goals, make the right investments, increase financial security, and be prepared to retire someday. This course will help you gain control over the financial impact of your choices with tools that are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine.

 

Learn more

 
 
Class fee: $115.00

 

Effective Selling

 

Discover how you can easily convert a potential customer into a long-term asset. This course will help you lay the groundwork for repeat business and your future success with knowledge, planning skills, communication techniques, and the understanding of human nature.

 

Learn more

 
 
Class fee: $115.00

 

Using Social Media in Business

 

Learn how to use the five most popular social media platforms-Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram-to grow and promote your business. This course will help you harness the power of social media to connect with new customers, advertise products, and promote your brand.

 

Learn more

 
 
Class fee: $100.00

 

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!

 

Learn the basics of stocks, bonds, and investing so you can be independent and confident about your financial decisions. This class will teach you how to prepare for retirement, manage your finances, and pay for college without the need for hiring a broker or financial advisor.

 

Learn more

 

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