Mon, Oct. 11, 2021

Golf Classic & Silent Auction

Thu, Nov. 18, 2021

Cutting Edge Awards and Scholarship Ceremony

Tue, Dec. 07, 2021

Holiday Networking Social

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.
 


 

 

 

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

Strategies for Business Continuity

Important News

 

 ·         Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businsesses Is Accepting Applications For Spring 2022

Through the program, you will gain practical skills across topics such as financial statements negotiation, marketing, and employee management, and gain the tools to develop a customized business plan for growth. Application and program are free.

Deadline: October 1

 

·         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

 

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 September 15

 

 
Class Fee: $129.00
 
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365
 
In this hands-on course, you will learn Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365's advanced functions and often-overlooked features, including data analysis tools, data tables and databases, custom controls, and PivotTables. For those who work with data of any kind.
 
 
 
Class Fee: $115.00
 
Leadership
 
Gain the respect and admiration of others by developing your leadership skills. Even if you're not working in a leadership role, this course will teach you how to use the principles of great leaders to achieve success in your professional and personal life.
 
 
 
Class Fee: $299.00
 
Animal Lover Suite
 
Master the skills and develop the knowledge you need to translate your passion of animals into a profitable career by this 3 course bundle of Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera, Start a Pet Sitting Business, and Become a Veterinary Assistant.
 
 
 
Class Fee: $96.00
 
Certificate in Healing Environments for
Body, Mind, and Spirit
 
Optimal Healing Environments impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level. Gain the skills to recommend methods for enhancing personal care and work environments to support health and well-being.
 

 

Visit the wbea online development center

  


 

 WBEA Reading Library

 

 

  

Great Reads

 

 
Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt. Because you really can live with passion and hustle – and give yourself grace without giving up.
 
Sally and Marshall identify the twelve habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. How Women Rise is essential reading for any woman who is ready to advance to the next level.
 
 
Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. However, data fails to take into account gender, creating bias and discrimination into our systems. Women pay for this tremendous cost.
 
 
In this book, Sage gives you the road map that has guided thousands of her clients —professional women in fields from health care to manufacturing to consulting, from therapists and artists to yoga teachers and real estate agents —to build their own successful and sustainable businesses on their own terms.

 


 

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