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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.
 


 

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

Strategies for Business Continuity

Important News

 

·         SBA Tops $11 Million In 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.  

SBA continues to provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants through the following virtual centers on the days and times indicated.

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 Filing Deadlines | Economic Injury: November 19, 2021

For More Information Click Here

 

 

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/

 

Recommended courses:

 

·         Employment Law Fundamentals

·         Computer Skills For The Workplace

·         Fundamentals Of Supervision And Management

·         Entrepreneurship Suite

 

Visit the wbea online development center

 

 


 

 WBEA Reading Library

 

Billions In Covid Relief Help Houston Area Businesses Stay Afloat

Small Business Administration

 

Back to the Office: Not Everyone Is Welcoming The Return

NPR

 

Black Lives Matter & Pandemic Bring Juneteenth Into Focus

The University of Arizona

 

Biden Signs Juneteenth Bill, Creating New Federal Holiday

CNBC

 

More Companies Are Offering Pop-up Holidays

BBC

 

Puerto Rico Has Tougher Workplace Vaccine Requirements Than U.S. States

U.S. Census Bureau

 

From Appetizers To Tuition, Incentives For Job Seekers Grow

The New York Times

 

Fun Ways To Celebrate Father's Day During The Pandemic

Yahoo Life

 

11 Simple Ways You Can Make Your Workplace More LGBTQ Inclusive

The Muse

 

Business Travel In The Age Of Zoom

Worth

 

Price Outweighs Pandemic Fears As Americans Look To Travel Again

CNBC

 

New Resources: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) Discrimination

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

  

Great Reads

 

 
Workplace Safety: A Guide For Small And Midsized Companies
 
 
This book uses a straight-forward approach to creating the basic elements of a successful safety program. By providing updated information and real world examples illustrating how to prevent as well as confront the common health and safety issues that arise in the workplace.
 
Create Your Own Employee Handbook: A Legal & Practical Guide (3rd edition) 
 
Create Your Own Employee Handbook provides all the information and policies managers, HR professionals and business owners need to create their own reader-friendly guide. This guide includes sample policies that you can use as-is, or tailor to meet your needs.
 
The Healthy Workplace: How To Improve The Well-Being Of Your Employees - And Boost Your Company's Bottom Line
 
Studies show that unhealthy work habits increase absenteeism, lost productivity, and higher insurance costs. This book is filled with tips, examples, and research for improvements and guidelines to prove companies cannot afford to dismiss ROI investment for their employees’ well-being.
 
The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety In The Workplace For Learning, Innovation, And Growth
 
This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation.

 


 

PODCAST CORNER

 

 
Louder Than A Riot
 
This podcast is invested in power — the power the music industry wields over artists, the power of institutional forces that marginalize communities of color, the power of the prison industrial complex and the power dynamics in the rap game.
 
NATAL
 
Docuseries about having a baby while Black in the United States. Black parents share their stories about their pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum care. Also highlighted are the advocates who fight daily for better Black parent care.
 
 
Deep Background with Noah Feldman
 
Behind every news headline, there’s a deeper story about power. Noah brings together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context needed to uncover the true meaning behind the biggest news stories.
 
 
Pod Save the People
 
 
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with a deep dive analysis. Then he sits down for insightful conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders.

 


 

Binge Worthy

 
 
Radioactive
 
The incredible true story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world.
 
All the Bright Places
 
Struggling with emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that the smallest places and moments have meaning.
 
 
A Beautiful Mind
 
John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts work in cryptography that turns his life into a nightmare.
 
 
Brené Brown: The Call to Courage
 
Brené Brown compares courage to vulnerability and gives her audience a call to take chances.
 
 

 

 

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