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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

SBA:

  • 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
    NOW OPEN
     
    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

          Reopening

          SBA/CARES Act Funding

          FAQs

          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

 

 

 
My Own Words
 
My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker.
 
What I Know For Sure
 
Organized by theme—joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power—these essays offer a rare, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women—while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares have the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and again.
 
 
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
 
 
For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, Melinda introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.
 
 
Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico: Portraits of Soldaderas, Saints, and Subversives
 
Much ink has been spilled over the men of the Mexican Revolution, but far less has been written about its women. Kathy Sosa, Ellen Riojas Clark, and Jennifer Speed set out to right this wrong in Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico, which celebrates the women of early Texas and Mexico who refused to walk a traditional path. Eighteen portraits introduce readers to these rebels by providing glimpses into their lives and places in history.

 


 

PODCAST CORNER

 

 
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.
 
Moxie
 
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.
 
 
 
Dolores
 
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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