WBEA Events Calendar

Coronavirus Tax Relief & Filing for Businesses

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Many businesses that have been severely impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) will qualify for new employer tax credits. Learn from IRS Sr. Stakeholder Liaison Arlene Good important business tax information to ensure you file right! Ensure your company is prepared to file correctly after receiving financial assistance for your business. There are tax credits available to you. Learn from the source what your business will need to file!

Just Keep Selling! Strategies to Sell During COVID and Beyond!

Monday, February 01, 2021 - Monday, April 12, 2021
As women business owners the word sales can send chills down your spine. Especially during COVID, selling was thought to be taboo. However, as a business owner we must reenergize and reboot our sales skills otherwise, no sales=no business. Fortunately, LiftFund is ready to help you to kickstart your business to sell more regardless of COVID and beyond. This sales/coaching program will help you to reenergize and reboot your sales to grow your business.

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

Friday, February 05, 2021
The Women's Business Enterprise certification is the heart and beginning of the certification process for women-owned businesses. This Zoom workshop will cover what certification can do for business owners, documents required for certification, how to complete the application, and how to leverage the WBE certification.

Audit Proof Your Business

Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Having tax issues can wreak havoc on a business’s cash flow so avoiding them altogether can put you on a path of success. Small business owners will learn the red flags or triggers for IRS tax audits and how to avoid them. This training will discuss best practices for tax preparation and the audit process. The course will explain the importance of keeping good financial records and how to resolve IRS disputes.

Thought Leaders

Thursday, February 25, 2021
This panel is geared to provide success stories and trade secrets from WBEs and Corporate members. Certified WBEs provide insight into how they have overcome barriers in their business and discuss how they continue to be successful in tandem with corporate members sharing techniques to gain contracts and remain competitive.

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

Friday, March 05, 2021
The Women's Business Enterprise certification is the heart and beginning of the certification process for women-owned businesses. This Zoom workshop will cover what certification can do for business owners, documents required for certification, how to complete the application, and how to leverage the WBE certification.

What You Should Know About a Restaurant

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

What Texas Employers Should Know About OSHA

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The Texas Department of Insurance’s Texas Occupational Safety Consultation (OSHCON) program is a no-cost confidential service available to help small, private sector Texas employers. OSHCON’s goal is to help Texas employers understand and comply with OSHA standards, better identify and fix hazards to protect their employees, develop safety programs, help their bottom line, and more.

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

Friday, April 02, 2021
The Women's Business Enterprise certification is the heart and beginning of the certification process for women-owned businesses. This Zoom workshop will cover what certification can do for business owners, documents required for certification, how to complete the application, and how to leverage the WBE certification.

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

Friday, May 07, 2021
The Women's Business Enterprise certification is the heart and beginning of the certification process for women-owned businesses. This Zoom workshop will cover what certification can do for business owners, documents required for certification, how to complete the application, and how to leverage the WBE certification.

WBEA Business Conference & Matchmaking

Wednesday, June 02, 2021 - Thursday, June 03, 2021
Each year, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance hosts the Business EXPO. Positioned as our signature event and fundraiser, the WBEA Business EXPO helps to fund certification support, educational programs, and scholarships to over 800 WBEs and over 40,000 employees. The WBEA Business EXPO links women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other womenowned businesses for the primary purpose of creating connections and building strong business relationships for contracting. As a corporate sponsor, you will have the opportunity to increase the impact of WBEs, meet qualified suppliers, potential customers, and establish partnerships that will help expand your company’s supplier diversity program and create awareness in the small business community.

WBEA Business Conference & Matchmaking

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Each year, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance hosts the Business EXPO. Positioned as our signature event and fundraiser, the WBEA Business EXPO helps to fund certification support, educational programs, and scholarships to over 800 WBEs and over 40,000 employees. The WBEA Business EXPO links women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other womenowned businesses for the primary purpose of creating connections and building strong business relationships for contracting. As a corporate sponsor, you will have the opportunity to increase the impact of WBEs, meet qualified suppliers, potential customers, and establish partnerships that will help expand your company’s supplier diversity program and create awareness in the small business community.

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

Friday, July 02, 2021
The Women's Business Enterprise certification is the heart and beginning of the certification process for women-owned businesses. This Zoom workshop will cover what certification can do for business owners, documents required for certification, how to complete the application, and how to leverage the WBE certification.

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

Friday, August 06, 2021
The Women's Business Enterprise certification is the heart and beginning of the certification process for women-owned businesses. This Zoom workshop will cover what certification can do for business owners, documents required for certification, how to complete the application, and how to leverage the WBE certification.

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

Friday, September 03, 2021
The Women's Business Enterprise certification is the heart and beginning of the certification process for women-owned businesses. This Zoom workshop will cover what certification can do for business owners, documents required for certification, how to complete the application, and how to leverage the WBE certification.

Golf Classic & Silent Auction

Monday, October 11, 2021
The WBEA Golf Classic & Silent Auction is a signature fundraising event supporting the WBEA mission to provide WBE certification and procurement opportunities to over 800 women-owned businesses. The Silent Auction helps support scholarships to WBEs and their executive level managers to attend professional development, educational workshops and seminars. Each year WBEA sets a goal to offer $25,000 in scholarships to the WBEA membership, which includes over 800 certified women-owned businesses.

Cutting Edge Awards and Scholarship Ceremony

Thursday, November 18, 2021
The fourth quarter program recognizes our corporate members and WBEs for the amount of business they’ve done with women-owned businesses. This is our most formal event of the year recognizing corporate Greatest Total Dollar Expenditures with WBEs, enhanced Growth and Utilization of WBEs. This program also awards educational scholarships to women business owners and their employees, which they can use to further their education to help their business continue to grow.

Holiday Networking Social

Tuesday, December 07, 2021
This social program is a fun way to close out the year and celebrate accomplishments. Socialize and connect with the WBEA network, WBEs, and Corporate members.

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