Governor's Small Business Forum

Governor's Small Business Forum

The Governor's Small Business Forum in Dallas /Fort Worth is coming up, on October 4, 2017. Presented by the US India Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by the Governor's Office and the Texas Workforce Commission, the Governor's Small Business Forum provides entrepreneurs and small businesses valuable tools, skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today's fast-paced economy. Featuring a wide range of instructive seminars and expert speakers offering vital information on both public and private resources, the forums offer a great opportunity to network and connect with industry specialists, go
Lillie Knox Investing for Growth Grant

Lillie Knox Investing for Growth Grant

Frequently Asked Questions Q: How much cash is awarded? A: Any amount up to $5,000 is given to each business awarded a grant. Apply today! Q: Grants are a lot of work; how much time will this take? A: The online application process is simple, is limited to a two page narrative, and takes an estimated 30 minutes. Q: What qualifies as an acceptable use for the Grant money? A: It can partially or fully fund the following examples: equipment purchase, technical development or upgrade, consulting services, strategic planning, website development, planning, etc. The scope is very broad; feel free to
Dallas Judd

From Tulsa to Texas: How a Regional WBE Stays Connected

Dallas Judd is the Account Director for Bullseye Database Marketing. During their 5 years of membership with the Women's Business Council- Southwest (WBCS), Bullseye Database Marketing has taken advantage of the many educational and networking oppurtunities provided by WBCS. Dallas has been recognized as the 2016 Regional Volunteer of the Year at the annual Parade of Stars Gala and Bullseye Database Marketing was awarded the Lillie Knox Investing for Growth Grant in 2015. Read the full case study to learn how a regional WBE can stay connected by clicking here .
Profiles in Power

Austin WBEs Nominated for ABJ's Profiles in Power

Congratulations to René Banglesdorf, CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation and Valerie Salinas-Davis, CEO of EnviroMedia ! Both WBCS members were nominated for Austin Business Journal's 23rd annual Profiles in Power & Women of Influence in Central Texas. 85 professional women were nominated for the award, many of which are entrepreneurs. René Banglesdorf was recognized as one of the top 26 finalists for the Profiles in Power distinction. See the full list of finalists and winners here .
Spaeth Communications

Do Women Make Predictable Mistakes when Presenting and Communicating?

WBCS is excited have special guest blogger today, Merrie Spaeth of Spaeth Communication . So many of our WBEs and Corporate (Sustaining) Members are incredible communicators, but what Merrie outlines in the article below are some common mistakes that you may be victim to. With Business Works in less than two weeks, its an ideal time to tune-up those communication skills and consider how you're presenting yourself. Do Women Make Predictable Mistakes when Presenting and Communicating? Are Women Different from Men? By Merrie Spaeth Recently, we’ve seen a spate of advice articles claiming that wom
Rachel Sanchez

Certifying a Second Generation Company

Rachel Sanchez, president of Prestige Maintenance USA, Ltd has seen impressive growth since joining WBCS. Prestige is a second generation company with 41 years of experience and 12 of those years being certified as Women Owned. Since earning the Women's Business Enterprise Certification, they have seen substantial growth, 47% to be exact! Rachel is humble about the company's success and has a great reminder for newly certified WBEs,"I think that some individuals think that the certification is magically going to get you new business. That’s not the case. You still have to deliver on service an
Rachel Sanchez

Certifying a Second Generation Company

Rachel Sanchez, president of Prestige Maintenance USA, Ltd has seen impressive growth since joining WBCS. Prestige is a second generation company with 41 years of experience and 12 of those years being certified as Women Owned. Since earning the Women's Business Enterprise Certification, they have seen substantial growth, 47% to be exact! Rachel is humble about the company's success and has a great reminder for newly certified WBEs,"I think that some individuals think that the certification is magically going to get you new business. That’s not the case. You still have to deliver on service an
Business Works Expo

Business Works Expo

The Women’s Business Council – Southwest is excited to announce that registration is open for our annual Business Works Expo. If you are a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), this is THE event you want to attend! Imagine a tradeshow filled with booths that are women-owned companies, or corporations who are looking for women-owned companies as suppliers. The best part is that this event is open to the public. So, even if your women-owned company isn’t certified yet, you can still attend and make great connections! The September 7, 2017 event will feature panel matchmaker sessions, keyn
Act Intentionally Map

ActIntentionally

If you were at the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Las Vegas you may remember the ActIntentionally Map. Each RPO was challenged with writing out how they ActIntentionally on a post-it and sticking it to their RPO region. We are excited to report that WBCS won the contest! So, what is ACTIntentionally? WBENC created an initiative to enables our community to show appreciation for our members. Or better said, "We support those who support us." Check out the #ActIntentionally twitter feed to see how easy it is to participate.
Pamela O'Rourke

Pamela O'Rourke: Lunimary Award

The Luminary Awards , presented by The Committee of 200 , are a special event each year to honor four outstanding women who have demonstrated outstanding business leadership in Entrepreneurship, Corporate Innovation, STEM Innovation, and Skills to Succeed. We are excited to see one of our WBE Members, Pamela O'Rourke , president and CEO of ICON Information Consultants among the list of the 2017 Luminary Award Recipients.