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WBE Information

WBE 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.
 


 

 

A WBEC West & WBEA Partnership

 

Celebrate National Women's Small Business Month With This 3 Day Extravaganza!

 

Join the virtual mall to:

·     Host a store to showcase and sell your products and services

·     Gain creative and festive ideas for the holidays

·     Avoid the stress and complete your holiday shopping

·     Support fellow women-owned businesses 

 

Event pricing:

·     Shopper Pass | FREE

·     Small Store | Sell 1-4 items | $25

·     Medium Store | Sell 5-8 items | $50

·    Large Store | Sell 9 or more items | $75

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 
 
Take The Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey!
10 Minute Survey Open Until November 19th
 

Owners and key financial decisionmakers of for-profit businesses, tell us about your recent experiences. Did your business seek financing such as loans or lines of credit in the last 12 months? How would you rate the financial condition of your business? What effect is the COVID-19 pandemic currently having on your business?

 

The Federal Reserve's Small Business Credit Survey is open for responses and AEO is a partner on this effort. By taking this survey, you contribute to data that directly informs the Fed, federal government agencies, service providers, and others- ultimately benefitting your business and others like yours. 

 

The survey is open to businesses currently in operation, those recently closed, and those about to launch. The questions ask about business conditions, financing needs, and the effects of the pandemic on your business. All responses are confidential.

 

 


 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

Strategies for Business Continuity

Important News

 

·         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

 

·         Harvey Economic Development Program

Deadline: December 31

Learn more

 

·         The Association of Women’s Business Center is Accepting Upskilling Grant Applications!

 

For businesses that intend to train and upskill low-wage workers age 50+, this grant program will reimburse employers up to $2,500 per employee for training. 

Learn more 

 

·         Port Houston's New Business Equity Initiative

 

Port Houston is introducing it's NEW Minority and Woman-owned business initiative (MWBE). If your company is a small, minority or women-owned business, this is an excellent way to participate in procurement opportunities with Port Houston.

Learn more

 

·         SBA Disaster Assistance Loans For Texas Severe Winter Storms

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

Virtual Business Recovery Center and Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time

Email: FOCWAssistance@sba.gov

Call: (800) 659-2955

Application Deadline | Economic Injury: November 19, 2021

For More Information Click Here

 

Additional Resources

 

·         Southern Opportunity And Resilience (SOAR) Fund

Learn more

 

·         HUB Talk: Holder Construction Tarleton

PowerPoint | Video recording

 

·         Baker Hughes / Ariba - Support & Resources

Registration video | BakerHughes.com/Suppliers

 

·         Upskilling Grant Applications

Learn more

 

·         New Statewide HUB System Open For Account Registration 

Read complete update | Learn more about NIGP

  

What Is Your Leadership Worth

October 19 | REGISTER

Tame Your Inner Critic:

Build Your Confidence

October 19 | REGISTER

 

Social Media Content And Communication

October 19 & 26 | REGISTER

2021 Comerica Bank

Women's Business Symposium

October 21 | REGISTER

Don’t Sweat The Finance Stuff

October 20 | REGISTER

Leading With Emotional Intelligence

October 22 | REGISTER

 

ACE Export Compliance Seminar

October 27 & 28 | REGISTER

A Leadership Coaching Program

Deadline: November 1 | Learn more

 

The Workshop At Macy's

Deadline: November 15 | Learn more

 

EIDL Deadline December 31

Learn more | Apply now

 

Important Links

 

·         Download COVID-19 Links

 

·         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

 

May 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

  


 

Business Resources

  

 

                                                          

WBEA Workplace Safety Guide                             Women Owned Business Dirertory

                                                                                 

  

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.

 

City of Houston - Office of Business Opportunity

 

 

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 November 17th
 
 
Class fee: $115.00
 
Introduction To Illustrator CS6
 
This course includes hands-on lessons and assignments that will challenge your creativity and growing skill as you learn to design and draw vector art, work with shape gradients, and manipulate color images using Adobe Illustrator CS6.
 
 
 
Class fee: $115.00
 
Distribution And Logistics Management
 
Improve distribution and logistics management activities, reduce costs, save time, increase customer satisfaction, and meet your company's objectives. Achieve success through a combination of strategies and tactics.