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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.








 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.





SBA Debt Consolidation Flyer

Many businesses may have incurred debt on unfavorable terms as they have weathered the COVID pandemic and refinancing this debt using the 7(a) loan program may be an option.  SBA will soon begin holding informational webinars on this topic. Until then please use this flyer as a reference point. 


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 |



·        Upskilling Grant Applications

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·        New Statewide HUB System Open For Account Registration 

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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.

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


·        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 | 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,

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Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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