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2024 WBENCPitch Frequently Asked Questions

The Women's Business Council - Southwest is proud to be a partner in the WBENCPitch Amplify Competition . This is a national competition that consists of three rounds, beginning with each of the 14 WBENC RPOs across the country and culminating with a $25,000 grand prize for a product-based WBE and a $25,000 grand prize for a service-based WBE. We're accepting applications for our Regional Qualifier from Monday, July 15 - Friday, August 2. To be considered for the Regional Qualifier, you will need to submit a video pitch that is 60 seconds in length, focuses on introducing your company in a

Spotlight On Her: Tisha Dodge and Dodge Legal Group

Tisha Dodge believes an entrepreneur can make a profit AND serve a greater good. Her law firm, Dodge Legal Group, SPC , is the first and presumed only Texas Social Purpose Corporate Law Firm in Texas and provides legal services to social enterprises, start-ups, established businesses, and non-profits, empowering you with legal knowledge to maximize business growth. Tisha is able to assist you with legal advice as a lawyer and with practical advice as a fellow business owner. In the first six months of opening her own business, she doubled her previous annual income. She now provides services

2024 Business Scaling Method Mastermind Applications Open

Applications now due on Friday, May 31 at 5:00pm CST. Who is it for? Success minded WBEs on a fast track for scaling, not just average growth, who would like a structure, proven plan and support from coaches and other women leaders to navigate growth How Does It Work? WBEs are grouped into mastermind cohorts of 10 or less, based on three revenue categories: Less than $2M, $2M - $10M, and $10M - $50M. Facilitated by teams at Strategic Scaling and Summi7, each mastermind group meets for two hours once a month for a year to dive into the Business Scaling Method. One-on-one coaching support is

Corporate Member of The Month Spotlight: Walmart

It's time to announce the Corporate Member of the Month! A series dedicated to highlighting the Corporate Members going above and beyond to serve the women-owned businesses in their communities. Here at the Women's Business Council - Southwest, we are honored to work with over 80 Corporate Members in order to ensure our shared vision of lifting up women-owned businesses to positively impact the community through inclusive and prosperous partnerships for all. Each corporation brings a unique set of benefits to the WBEs that are a part of our network, and each month we are going to shine a light

Spotlight on Her: Cardinal Strategies!

To close out our celebration of Women's History Month, we got to sit down and hear from the founders behind each of our WBE of the Year Award Winners for some words of wisdom, and a little dose of inspiration from the women behind it all! The WBE of the Year Award allows peers throughout the WBCS Network to recognize three woman-owned businesses that exemplify outstanding business acumen, industry leadership and community service! Over the last year, these WBEs demonstrated a strong commitment to doing business with fellow women-owned businesses. Three awards are given in this category; one

Spotlight on Her: Ricochet Fuel Distributors!

To close out our celebration of Women's History Month, we got to sit down and hear from the founders behind each of our WBE of the Year Award Winners for some words of wisdom, and a little dose of inspiration from the women behind it all! The WBE of the Year Award allows peers throughout the WBCS Network to recognize three woman-owned businesses that exemplify outstanding business acumen, industry leadership and community service! Over the last year, these WBEs demonstrated a strong commitment to doing business with fellow women-owned businesses. Three awards are given in this category; one

Spotlight on Her: blueprint marketing group!

To close out our celebration of Women's History Month, we got to sit down and hear from the founders behind each of our WBE of the Year Award Winners for some words of wisdom, and a little dose of inspiration from the women behind it all! The WBE of the Year Award allows peers throughout the WBCS Network to recognize three woman-owned businesses that exemplify outstanding business acumen, industry leadership and community service! Over the last year, these WBEs demonstrated a strong commitment to doing business with fellow women-owned businesses. Three awards are given in this category; one

2023 Annual Report

Happy Women's History Month! With our region ranking in the top 10 states for women-owned businesses to thrive, we are thrilled to see an over 26% increase in newly certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) pursuing certification in the Southwest Region. This means in 2023, we welcomed over 1,346 certified WBEs and 80 Corporate Members to our regional network; a record-breaking number for WBCS! Take a closer look at the impact our network made in the 2023 WBCS Annual Report! READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

Celebrating Black History Month

This month, we are celebrating Black History Month! A time known for celebrating the legacy of black americans, and highlighting the impact they have made in our community. As our region continues to rise in the list of top places for women-owned businesses to thrive and scale, we want to recognize the pivotal role black women-owned businesses continue to have throughout our nation. According to the 2023 Annual Report presented by the National Women's Business Council , black women-owned business are a leading factor for the record growth of small businesses throughout our country. From 2019

Corporate Member of The Month Spotlight: AT&T

It's time to announce the Corporate Member of the Month! A series dedicated to highlighting the Corporate Members going above and beyond to serve the women-owned businesses in their communities. Here at the Women's Business Council - Southwest, we are honored to work with over 80 Corporate Members in order to ensure our shared vision of lifting up women-owned businesses to positively impact the community through inclusive and prosperous partnerships for all. Each corporation brings a unique set of benefits to the WBEs that are a part of our network, and each month we are going to shine a light