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Certifications for Women-Owned Businesses

Fri, Aug. 06, 2021

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

Wed, Aug. 25, 2021 - Thu, 08. 26, 2021

WBEA Business Conference & Matchmaking

Fri, Sep. 03, 2021

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.



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Strategies for Business Continuity

Important News


·         LiftOff Houston - Launching Businesses Today For A Better Houston Tomorrow!


An entrepreneurial initiative that aims to empower Houstonians with business literacy education and mentorship to start their own businesses while contributing to the local growth and sustainability of the Houston economy.

·         Capital One Bank provides $30,000 in cash prizes

·         Participate in the 2021 Liftoff Houston Start-Up Business Plan Competition

·         Or participate in the 2021 Liftoff Houston Educational Pathway

·         Orientation is required for everyone


Application Deadline: August 2 

Learn more


·         Tap Into A $3.3 Million Venture Fund Without Losing Equity


Project Enginuity uplifts Black, Latinx and women entrepreneurs, assisting them on their journey to secure non-dilutive capital and fuel innovation.

·         Receive training, coaching and grant writing expertise to assist with applying for highly competitive SBIR awards 

·         All companies and/or individuals that meet the SBIR eligibility guidelines are welcome to apply

·         Informational Webinars: July 19, July 22, July 27, August 3 and August 5, 2021

·         Applications Open: July 19, 2021


Application Deadline: August 8 

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·         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.

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·         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


Call: (800) 659-2955

Application Deadline | Economic Injury: November 19, 2021

For More Information Click Here


Additional Resources


·         Southern Opportunity And Resilience (SOAR) Fund

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·         HUB Talk: Holder Construction Tarleton

PowerPoint | Video recording


·         Baker Hughes / Ariba - Support & Resources

Registration video |


·         Upskilling Grant Applications

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·         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 | 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



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Start Your Own Edible Garden


Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard. Whether you want to provide food for your family, save money, get exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful harvest.

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Travel Photography For The Digital Photographer


Learn the tips, tricks, and techniques that digital photographers use to capture inspiring scenes from around the world. This course teaches photography techniques that are both traditional and unique to digital technology so you can be prepared to create high-quality shots that will captivate viewers.

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