In summer 2020, the certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) will change as put forth by Congress in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities. We are helping you understand what this means for your small business.
The White House is seeking volunteers who can donate and provide and/or produce within two weeks large-scale quantities of critical supplies to help the nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WBCS is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate business ownership during the (COVID-19) crisis. Click here for rolling updates, relevant blogs and articles, and virtual event notices.
The White House will be holding a stakeholder conference call TOMORROW, March 19 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time for information on disaster assistance resources for small businesses and Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines. This conference call will include updates from Senior Administration officials.
With the recent recommendations from the CDC concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), WBCS headquarters are closed to outside visitors until after March 31, 2020. The Council is still open for business and all staff are working remotely to ensure their health, so please feel free to email or call staff if you have any questions.
At WBCS, in-person networking is essential to the work we do and to each of your businesses, but we are also committed to taking every precaution to protect your health. With the recent recommendations from the CDC concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to postpone or alter our events over the next 8 weeks.
Thank you to all who voted in our 25th Anniversary commemorative t-shirt poll! We are excited to announce the winning design - "Lift as You Climb". They are now available to order in women's and unisex styles, and will be white text printed on navy soft-style cotton fabric.
The awards gala is an opportunity for the Women's Business Council - Southwest to recognize Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Corporate (Sustaining) Members that have gone above and beyond to support women-owned businesses and promote supplier diversity initiatives.
As we move in to our 25th anniversary year, we are excited to celebrate a successful 2019! Highlights of this year include a notable 28% growth in Sustaining (Corporate) Members and over $11 million in total WBE gross revenue.