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How To Get WBENC WBE & WOSB Certified (First Fridays)

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.



COVID-19 Resources


Businesses Resources


  • Disaster Assistance
  • 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
    Call: (800) 659-2955
Application Filing Deadlines:
Physical Damage: April 20, 2021
Economic Injury: November 19, 2021
  • Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
  • COVID Relief for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application
    This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19.
    The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

WBENC: COVID-19 Resources

FEMA: Emergency Business Continuity Plan (PDF)


WIPP: Policy Updates & Business Resources from Women Impacting Public Policy


IRS: IRS unveils new People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance programs 


State of Texas: Governor Greg Abbott recently announced that the State of Texas is seeking supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other resources to aid Texas’ response to COVID-19. If you have products and equipment available for donation or procurement, visit the Supply Chain Strike Force Portal here.


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.



Alice COVID-19 Business Resource Center: Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus.


Texas Economic Development


          SBA/CARES Act Funding


          Other Useful Resources


Health Resources



Business Resources



                      WBEA Workplace Safety Guide




        Women Owned Business Dirertory  





          Women-Owned Business Resources

          Small and Disadvantaged Business Information

          U of H Small Business Development Center

          U of H Procurement Technical Assistance Center





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




      WBEA Online Development Center




 WBEA Reading Library



Great Reads



Celebrating Financial Literacy Month & Stress Awareness Month
Money Honey:
A Simple 7-Step Guide for
Getting Your Financial $hit Together
In Money Honey: A Simple 7-Step Guide for Getting Your Financial $hit Together, bestselling author and former financial advisor Rachel Richards achieves the impossible by bringing humor and sass to the dreaded subject of personal finance. An avid investor and business owner, Rachel talks straight about how to attain financial freedom.
The Secret to Unlocking
the Stress Cycle
Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Instead of preaching the broad platitudes of expensive self-care or insist that we strive for the impossible goal of “having it all.” They tell us that we are enough, just as we are—and that wellness, true wellness, is within our reach.
Smooth Failing
An inspired look at the hard lessons learned when things go wrong. Weltman gleans valuable insights about the small mistakes that can lead to large scale catastrophe. Smooth Failing seeks to save many readers from similar disasters - while empowering those who are learning from adversities to bounce back stronger and wiser on the often rocky road to success.
Rising Strong:
How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and feeling; we rumble with our stories to get the truth; and we live this process until it becomes a a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall cultivates wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.





The History Chick‪s‬
A podcast hosted by two women. Rediscover half of the population, women. This podcast covers several thousand years of history. Each episode is about an hour.
Skimm'd from the Couc‪h‬
Listen to powerful female leaders chat about celebrating career wins to the worst advice they've ever received. An inside look at what it’s really like on the road to success. No BS, no sugarcoating.
The Rachel Hollis Podcas‪t‬
Featuring candid interviews with top performers in business, media, and lifestyle, as well as deep dives into topics like health and motivation, everything you need to level up your life!
Encyclopedia Womannic‪a‬
Enter, Encyclopedia Womannica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. The stories of women you may or may not know -- but definitely should.



Binge Worthy

The United States Vs. Billie Holiday
Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by a black Federal Agent, whom she had a tumultuous affair.
Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.
Aretha: Respect 
Aretha Franklin's relationship with her preacher father, her marriage to her agent/husband Ted White, as well as her introduction to music producer Jerry Wexler are portrayed.




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