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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


Businesses Resources


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.

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

Marketing Drive
PR Newswire
Insurance Journal
Harvard Business Review
WE Texas
San Antonio Business Journal
Black Enterprise
Fast Company
Wall Street Journal
CBS News

Great Reads



More Than Enough:
Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of an unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers. An exploration of what it means to come into your own—on your own terms. As she learns to rely on herself, we’re ultimately reminded that we’re more than enough.
Too Heavy A Yoke: Black Women
And The Burden Of Strength
Examine the burdensome yoke that the ideology of the Strong Black Woman places upon African American women. This book, demonstrates how the three core features of the ideology constrain the lives of African American women and predispose them to physical and emotional health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety. The author calls upon pastoral caregivers to aid in the healing of African American women's identities and crafts a twelve-step program for Strong Black Women in recovery.
Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity
for Black Women in America
Channel your Black girl magic: If you’re feeling stuck or trapped by other people’s expectations of what you can achieve, it’s time to stop playing small and start redefining what success can mean for you. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Leave a legacy of black excellence: With the seven simple rules, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.
Successful Women Think Differently:
9 Habits to Make You
Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient
Popular author and professional certified coach Valorie Burton knows that successful women think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently and bounce back from failure differently. Valorie is dedicated to helping women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, health, and spiritual life. In this powerful and practical guide, Valorie provides women with her insight and gives the tools, knowledge, and understanding to succeed.





Side Hustle Pr‪o‬
Side Hustle Pro spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Learn actionable strategies to start small and get going regardless of who you are.
Balanced Black Gir‪l‬
Balanced Black Girl is a podcast dedicated to helping you feel your best. Tune in for approachable health, self-care, personal development, and well-being advice from Black women wellness experts.
Reid This Reid Tha‪t‬
Reid This/Reid That is a podcast hosted by two play cousins who happen to be professional journalists. They cover pop culture, politics and black girl magic all while having fun.
The Minority Trailblazer Podcast with Greg E. Hil‪l‬
A podcast dedicated to minorities who are blazing a trail in a variety of industries. Greg will share their stories in hopes to inspire, educate, and ultimately encourage others to live with purpose and passion.


Movie Madness

Hidden Figures
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
The Clark Sisters:
First Ladies of Gospel
The story of the highest-selling female gospel group in history and their trailblazing mother. Credited with bringing Gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal, and sibling rivalries.
Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson defends those in need of proper representation. Like Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die despite evidence proving his innocence. Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian's life.
The Great Debaters
Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson teaches at the predominately black Wiley College. He forms a debate team of strong-minded, intelligent young students, and they become the first black debate team to challenge Harvard's prestigious debate champions.


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